Physical assault, Olivera Lakic, Podgorica, 08.05.2018.

Journalist of Vijesti Olivera Lakic was wounded on May 8, at 9 o’clock outside the building where she lives, on St. Petra Cetinjskog boulevard in Podgorica. Lakic, who was beaten six years ago on the same place, waited the man who shot her in the leg. When she fell on the sidewalk wounded, she saw that at least two more men were fleeing.

Lakic has a shotgun wound of the right lower leg and she is out of life’s danger.

According to police information, the assailant fled through the port, and in a bush a few meters away, the inspectors found a hand-held lamp.

The wounded journalist has written about cigarette smuggling in recent months, as well as earlier. At the beginning of 2011, she was investigating whether the Tara factory in Mojkovac and its warehouse in Donja Gorica produced and stored the smuggled cigarettes.

In her articles, it was said that police officers and the National Security Agency officers were linked with this illegal operation. Since February 2011, she has been disturbed and threatened, and in March 2012 she was beaten in the same place.


Contry MN
Name and Surname Olivera Lakić
Gender Female
Date 08/05/2018
City / Location Bulevar Svetog Petra Cetinjskog, Podgorica, Montenegro
Type of incident Actual attacks on journalists
By whom To journalists by citizens
Type of media print online
Media name Vijesti
Source Media
Public prosecutor Investigation
Was journalist`s association informed No
What was journalists' association reaction Trade Union of Media of Montenegro issues a press release after the attack. TUMM strongly condemned the brutal attack on our colleague Olivera Lakić, journalist of Daily Vijesti and asked the relevant institutions – how long journalists in Montenegro will have to fear only because they want to their job the best they can? The state Montenegro must not be synonym for the place where the free word is threatened by bullets. We hope that the authorities will finally understand this.