Attacks on media and media organizations, Dan, Podgorica, 23.08.2022.

    Country MN
    Name and Surname Dan
    Gender Group
    Date 23/08/2022
    City / Location Podgorica
    Type of incident Attacks on media outlets and organizations
    By whom To journalists by citizens
    Name of the perpetrator Zarko Pejanovic
    Type of media online
    Media name Dan
    Source Dan
    Public prosecutor Has elements of a criminal offense
    Legal closure Decision on the merits is made
    Judiciary status Sentenced 4 months in prison and to pay fine
    Was journalist`s association informed No
    Were authorities informed? Case was reported to the police Case was reported to the Prosecutor’s Office Case was initiated ex officio by the Prosecutor’s Office

    Žarko Pejanović from Podgorica broke into the premises of the daily newspaper “Dan” on August 23, insulted the employees and broke the inventor, dissatisfied with the media’s coverage of the competition in which he participated.

    The employees called the police, who found Pejanović on the spot and detained him. He defended himself that in the reports of the daily paper, his participation in the competition was incorrectly presented.

    Before breaking into the newsroom, Pejanović sent threats to journalists by phone, with the words that he will “throw a bomb”.

    The state prosecutor ordered the deprivation of liberty with a criminal charge for the act of endangering security to the detriment of employees.

    The case was concluded by the first-instance decision of the Basic Court in Podgorica in October 2022. Pejanović pleaded guilty and was sentenced to four months in prison and a fine.