Montenegro blocked WhatsApp and Viber on election day

Montenegro shut-down WhatsApp and Viber messaging apps temporarily during parliamentary elections on 16 October 2016. A few hours before polling stations opened, the authorities announced that they had foiled a mysterious plot to oust Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic and had arrested 20 suspects in Podgorica. The police erected barricades outside parliament to prevent demonstrations. Against […]

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Country: Montenegro
Source: RSF



Montenegro held journalist in pretrial detention for 11 months, human rights watchdogs calls for his release

On 19 September 2016, human rights watchdogs have penned an open letter to protest the prolonged detention and prosecution of freelance journalist Jovo Martinović in Montenegro. Martinović, a Montenegrin investigative reporter who has contributed to a host of international media, including the Financial Times, VICE and the Economist, has been in custody since October 22, […]

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Country: Montenegro
Source: Newsweek