SMCG strongly condemns the attack on Slobodan Doknic

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PODGORICA, 21.01.2022 – Trade Union of Media of Montenegro (SMCG) strongly condemns yesterday’s attack on the correspondent of the Television of Montenegro (TVCG), Slobodan Doknic.

The tense political atmosphere in the country must not be a reason for any attacks on journalists and media employees who are already having a hard time these days due to numerous events on the political scene.

We call on the competent authorities to adequately punish the perpetrator, and the entire society to calm the tensions. Journalists in all circumstances must be free to report and safe while doing their job.

In the past period, they were not allowed to do that, so in 2021 we recorded 25 attacks, pressures and threats against media representatives.

We would like to remind you that the amended Criminal Code has been in force, which has increased the penalties for attacks on persons performing activities of public interest. We hope this will deter irresponsible individuals from future attacks.