Press releases – Freedom of expression

08/02/2017

7/2/2017 ADDITIONAL COMMENTS ON THE CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENTS BY HUMAN RIGHTS ACTION: STRICTER PUNISHMENT FOR TORTURE, MURDER AND TORTURE SHOULD NOT BE SUBJECT TO STATUTE OF LIMITATION

To the end of protecting the right to life and prohibition of torture, Human Rights Action (HRA) proposed to the Ministry of Justice to prescribe in […]
29/01/2017

29/1/2017 ON THE DRAFT LAW ON AMENDMENTS TO THE CRIMINAL CODE: NO STRONGER PROTECTION FOR JOURNALISTS & FREE SPEECH REGARDING JUDICIARY AT RISK

The Ministry of Justice in the Draft Law on Amendments to the Criminal Code (CC) did not include any of several proposals for stronger legal protection […]
14/12/2016

14/12/2016 ANOTHER BLOW TO JOURNALIST TUFIK SOFTIĆ

Abolition of police protection for Tufik Softić is yet another blow to the journalist who was researching and informing on organized crime in the north of […]
09/11/2016

9/11/2016 TUFIK SOFTIĆ CASE: STATE PROSECUTOR DENIGRATES THE PROBLEM OF UN-INVESTIGATED ATTACK ON JOURNALIST BY PLEA AGREEMENT

By concluding a plea agreement with Draško Vuković, who admitted to had falsely testified about attackers on journalist Tufik Softić and agreed to pay the fine […]
03/11/2016

3/11/2016 REPORT “PROSECUTION OF ATTACKS ON JOURNALISTS IN MONTENEGRO (2004-2016)” PUBLISHED YESTERDAY

Human Rights Action (HRA) marked the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists by publishing a report on 55 cases of attacks on journalists […]
01/11/2016

1/11/2016 NINE YEARS OF UNINVESTIGATED ATTEMPTED MURDER OF JOURNALIST TUFIK SOFTIĆ

Nine years ago from today two persons who remain unidentified to date attacked Montenegrin journalist Tufik Softić in front of his family home in Berane, causing […]
19/10/2016

18/10/2016 HRA CONDEMNS THREAT TO JOURNALIST SINIŠA LUKOVIĆ AND DECISION OF THE BASIC STATE PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE IN KOTOR TO QUALIFY IT AS MISDEMEANOUR

Human Rights Action (HRA) condemns recent threats against journalist Siniša Luković from the daily newspaper Vijesti, as well as threatening journalists in principle. Journalists must be free to do […]
16/09/2016

15/9/2016 THE REPORT „THREATS AND ATTACKS AGAINST JOURNALIST OF THE DAILY VIJESTI OLIVERA LAKIĆ“

Towards a new edition of the report „Prosecution of attacks on journalists in Montenegro“, the NGO Human Rights Action (HRA) published the chapter „Threats and attacks […]
09/09/2016

8/9/2016 STONING OF TV PINK M BUILDING NEEDS TO BE PUNISHED

Human Rights Action (HRA) condemns stoning of TV Pink M building, which happened on 7th of September 2016, and was recorded on camera. HRA reminds that […]
22/08/2016

22/8/2016 HRA CALLS FOR THE NECESSARY CHANGES TO MEDIA LEGISLATION WITH THE INVOLVEMENT OF THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE, EU AND OSCE

Debate on the proposed amendments to media laws in the Parliament confirmed the need to introduce changes in particular to the Media Act, despite the lack […]
26/07/2016

26/7/2016 CANCELED CONSULTATIVE HEARING ON PROPOSED MEDIA ACT AMENDMENTS

The consultative hearing on amendments proposed to the Media Act, which has been unanimously scheduled by the Parliamentary Committee for Political System, Justice and Administration, was canceled yesterday […]
22/07/2016

21/7/2016 AN APPEAL FOR HOLDING A CONSULTATIVE HEARING ON THE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE MEDIA ACT

Human Rights Action (HRA) today appealed to the President and members of the Parliamentary Committee for Political System, Justice and Administration to implement their decision to […]