Other threats to journalists, Ana Popovic, Podgorica, 21.01.2022.

    Country MN
    Name and Surname Ana Popovic
    Gender Female
    Date 21/01/2022
    City / Location Podgorica
    Type of incident Other threats to journalists
    By whom To journalists by citizens
    Type of media Radio and television
    Media name TVCG
    Source http://www.rtcg.me/
    Public prosecutor The Basic Prosecutor's Office in Podgorica come out that the case is classified as a criminal offense that is prosecuted ex officio.
    Legal closure Ongoing (or case not closed)
    Judiciary status V. R. was remanded in custody for 3 months.
    Was journalist`s association informed Yes
    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

    When reporting from the protest that was held on January 21, 2022 in Podgorica, journalist of TVCG, Ana Popovic, received threatening messages on her Instagram profile. The RTCG portal states that the journalist submitted a report to the police on January 25, but also that on January 27 she received a blackmail from the same profile asking her to give 5,000.00 euros or her journalistic freedom. The Basic State Prosecutor’s Office in Podgorica has formed a case that has been qualified as a criminal offense for which it is prosecuted ex officio. The Basic State Prosecutor’s Office stated that they are in the process of clarifying this case.

    V. R. was remanded in custody for 3 months.

    The trial began in April before the Basic Court in Nikšić, and V.R. was sentenced in the first instance to three months in prison in the same month.

    The decision is final.