Fourth estate conscience – self-regulation of media in Montenegro

About publication

Lead author: Duško Vuković

Co-author: Daliborka Uljarević

Publishing year: 2019

All media and journalists in Montenegro have unique code of ethics, adopted in 2002 and amended in 2015, but there is no single self-regulatory body at the level of the entire media community that takes care of respect of ethics.

Part of the media, local and national, has founded the Media Council for Self-Regulation (MCSR) in 2012, and in the same year, a group of local print media established their own self-regulatory council. One private television with national coverage (TV Vijesti), two daily newspapers (Vijesti and Dan) and one weekly (Monitor) opted for ombudsmen as a form of self regulation. The National Public Media Service RTCG, which is a member of the MCSR, also has its Commission for applications and complaints of listeners and viewers, as a body of the RTCG Council.

In last years, a tendency of violation of professional standards and ethics has been noticeable in Montenegro.

Publishing of this publication was supported by the Embassy of Kingdom of the Netherlands. Content of this publication is a sole responsibility of the Centre for Civic Education (CCE).