Eight incidents registered so far this year involving journalists as victims

Podgorica, (MINA) – The Media Trade Union (SMCG) has registered eight incidents in which the victims were journalist and other media workers as of the beginning of the year, the Union has announced, welcoming the binding instructions on how to act in cases of attacks on journalists submitted to all prosecutors.

Supreme State prosecutor Milorad Markovic presented to all prosecutor’s offices the instructions obliging them to urgently intensify their work in cases of attacks against journalist and media property.

“SMCG welcomes Markovic’s latest move and the introduction of binding instructions to prosecutors in cases of attacks on journalists and media organizations”, the trade union said in a press statement.

SMCG said that during their recent meeting with Markovic, they emphasized the introduction of certain instructions for the prosecutors when it comes to cases that involve endangering the safety of journalists.

Such solutions, as they stated, have existed for some time in the countries of the region and have proven to be effective.