Montenegro: Measures to Combat “Fake News” Used to Silence Journalists

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At the end of 2019 and the start of 2020, several journalists were accused of spreading fake news in Montenegro. In early January 2020 police arrested and detained the editor-in-chief of FOS Media. A few days later, the editors of IN4S, and Borba, were detained by police, also. According to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the arrests of the journalists is not against freedom of speech and Montenegro continues to be a free and democratic society in which different opinions can be expressed without restriction on many social issues and government policies. These arguments have been viewed as flimsy excuses by media freedom watchdogs. Read more here.

Source: Civicus Monitor

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