Investigative Journalist Shot in Montenegro

Olivera Lakić was wounded outside her home in the country’s second attack on a journalist in a month. An investigative reporter who covers crime and corruption in Montenegro, Lakić has been shot and injured in an attack that prompted calls from the European Union and the US to protect journalists in the Balkan country. A journalist for the Montenegrin newspaper Vijesti, she was wounded in the right leg outside her home in the capital, Podgorica. She was taken to a hospital and was reported out of danger.

Source: Guardian

Posted on: May 10, 2018

Montenegro: Car Bomb Near Journalist Home

A car bomb exploded on Sunday outside the home of a journalist who was investigating organized crime groups in Montenegro. The explosion rocked the northern Montenegrin city of Bijelo Polje an hour after a new pledge by the National Security Council to tackle organized crime. No one was injured in the bombing, the seventh this year. The Montenegrin Journalists Association said Sead Sadikovic had been threatened because of his investigative work. Organized crime groups have grown prevalent in Montenegro over the past few years, with violence moving into residential areas. Many of the killings are assumed to be connected to cocaine smuggling.

Source: OCCRP, Balkan Insight

Posted on: April 3, 2018