Resolving and sanctioning attacks on journalists are prerequisites for development of media freedom

On the occasion of 2 November – International day to end impunity for crimes against journalists, Centre for Civic Education (CCE), urges the competent institutions to intensify efforts to resolve and prosecute attacks on journalists and to put this issue at the top of their agenda.

The consequences of the attack on journalists affect journalists on daily basis, but also society at large. The burden of an insecure environment, with the financial erosion of media market, and poor economic status of journalists limit the ability to build the capacity of new generations of investigative journalists that will deal with sensitive issues, and thereby question the holders of power that this power abuse.

Since the murder of the CeO and Editor-in-chief of daily Dan, Dusko Jovanovic, 85 attacks on journalists and media assets have been recorded to date, leaving most of these cases inadequately investigated and prosecuted. It is particularly worrying that, despite loud promises made by authorities, interest of European Union institutions and other international actors, the latest assault on Olivera Lakic, journalist of Vijesti, from May 2018, to this day remains unrevealed. »

The silence of the senators

Professor  Danilo Nikolic, professor  Djurdjica Perovic, professor Irena Orovic, professor Natasa Kostić, professor Boris Vukicevic, professor Dusko Bjelica, Professor Radoje Korac, professor Vesna Kilibarda, professor Sanja Pekovic, professor Predrag Miranovic, professor  Zarko Dasic, professor Milan Markovic, professor Goran Barovic, Dr Radoslav Raspopovic, professor Kemal Delijic, professor Nikola Milovic, professor Spiro Ivosevic, professor Sasa Mujovic, professor Bojan Martinovic, Master Jovan Gardasevic, Sasa Rocen, Jovan Bajramovic, Aleksandar Sipcic and Pavle Malovic.

These are the names of the members of the Senate of the University of Montenegro (UoM) who, at its session on 18 September 2019, according to the available minutes, could not decide on the basis of the Report of the Commission for the conducting procedure of determining plagiarism in the case of Prof. Dr. Bojana Lakicevic Djuranovic whether it was plagiarism. We recommend integral reading of this report, and we particularly highlight the following excerpt from page 5: »

Film is an important media for human rights education

Podgorica, PR Press Service - An important role in the educational process has development of creativity, and within the FAST FORWARD Travelling Film factory project more than 240 elementary pupils had the opportunity to learn about human rights through the film perspective and interaction with their peers.

This was stated at the conference ‘Engaged art as a tool for human rights education’, organized by the Centre for Civic Education (CCE), with the support of the Ministry of Education.

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Education against oblivion

By diploma awards to the participants, the Traveling School of Transitional Justice, intensive pilot programme implemented by the Centre for Civic Education (CCE) within the project “Dealing with the Past – Building a Brighter Future”, was completed.

CGO Putujuća škola tranzicione pravde »