Freedom of expression is one of the basic foundations of a democratic society and a necessary condition for its existence and prosperity. The safety of all those who are the first on the “democracy bumper” is an important aspect of this freedom and an indicator of the democracy and openness of that society. A particularly important place among them belongs to the journalists and other media professionals who, through the job of informing the public, improve the work of institutions and encourage the rule of law, as well as influence the direction of society in democratic trends.
This research was created through the project “Safety of journalists through judicial practice” implemented by the Trade Union of Media of Montenegro (SMCG). The project is supported by the Center for Monitoring and Research (CeMI) within the program “Access to justice and human rights in Montenegro – Trial monitoring project 2021 – 2023” financed by the European Union and co-financed by the Ministry of Public Administration.