The U.S. Embassy in Podgorica strongly condemns last night’s attack on journalist Olivera Lakić. We wish her a quick recovery.
This act of violence is an attack on freedom of the press in Montenegro. As Montenegrin leaders noted last night, this crime requires a swift, determined investigation to bring those responsible to justice. Journalists must be able to work freely and safely to protect open, democratic societies. The United States calls on Montenegro to foster a safe environment for journalists to fulfill their important role.