6/12/2013 Presentation of the second report “Monitoring of Journalistic Self-Regulatory Bodies in Montenegro”

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Human Rights Action presented the second report “Monitoring of Journalistic Self-Regulatory Bodies in Montenegro” on 6 December at PR Centre in Podgorica. The report is based on monitoring of journalistic self-regulatory bodies in Montenegro in the period from March to October 2013.

Authors of the report are Dragoljub Duško Vuković, in relation to print media and web portals, and Marijana Buljan, in relation to primetime news programmes of five most watched television stations. Editor is Tea Gorjanc Prelević.

This is the second report published within the project “Monitoring of Journalistic Self-Regulatory Bodies in Montenegro”, implemented by Human Rights Action (HRA) from Podgorica from September 2012, with the support of the British Embassy in Podgorica. The aim of the project is to support the media and journalistic, i.e. media self-regulatory bodies in Montenegro in objective and uniform implementation of the Code of Montenegrin Journalists and standards of human rights. Within the project, we have submitted bulletins on the practice of the European Court of Human Rights of importance to freedom of expression and the right to privacy to all self-regulatory bodies, as well as media editorial boards and individual journalists in Montenegro.

The agenda of the event is available here.

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Second report: “Monitoring of Journalistic Self-Regulatory Bodies in Montenegro”

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Presentation with charts (Microsoft PowerPoint) is available here.
Presentation with charts (PDF) is available here.

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Introductory remarks:

Tea Gorjanc Prelević

Ian Whitting, British Ambassador to Montenegro

Dragoljub Duško Vuković – presentation of the report in relation to print and online media

Marijana Buljan – presentation of the report in relation to TV stations

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On 11 December 2013, HRA submitted a reaction to Antena M and the Media Council for Self-Regulation on statements of Ranko Vujović, executive secretary of MSS, that HRA stated in its reports that “MSS does not have the right to do its job” and that they do not wish to cooperate with HRA “due to its layman position on self-regulation in Montenegro…”. The reaction is available (in Montenegrin) here.

On 17 December, Antena M published HRA reaction, which is available at: http://antenam.net/web/index.php/drustvo/3894-reagovanje-hra-mss-daje-netacne-ocjene