Annual meeting, Budva, Montenegro Opening speech by Marijana Camović, President of Trade Union of Media of Montenegro and host
The level of media freedom in Montenegro can best be described by the meagre number of media professionals who are left in the job.
Working conditions in the media have never been worse before. Since the beginning of this year, four media outlets have been closed. Among them, only the smallest one which employed a small team compensated their employees. In other media outlets workers were laid off without compensation. Around 15 media outlets have their bank accounts blocked by the banks due to bankruptcy, according to Central Bank data. Some of these accounts have been blocked for years….