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Alert created on: 07 Dec 2015 n° 102/2015 Montenegro

Gojko Raičević Regularly Targeted by Authorities in Montenegro

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CategoryAttacks on physical safety and integrity of journalists
Partner EFJ/IFJ
Partner EFJ/IFJ
On 17, 18 and 24 October 2015, Gojko Raičević, editor-in-chief of news portal www.in4s.net was on working assignment reporting on protests of opposition parties in front of the Parliament at the centre of Podgorica. On 17 October 2015, Mr. Raičević was physically attacked by the police and arrested for covering the arrest of opposition MPs. On 18 October, Raičević was threatened by a police officer from a vehicle passing by, using gestures to threaten that they will continue with the beatings. On 24 October, Raičević was hit from the back with a baton by a policeman and ten minutes later a masked man got out of one of the police vehicles and, again without any reason or explanation, hit Mr. Raičević several times. A video has been recorded by the news team that shows the attack on the editor. IN4S portal claimed that the website was down every time the police were enforcing brutality against the participants.
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