PODGORICA – Two journalists arrested after publishing ‘fake news’

Late on Sunday (12 January) evening, the Montenegrin police arrested two journalists of pro-Serb news websites, Gojko Raičević and Dražen Živković.

The two editors of the in4.net and borba.me were taken into custody for inducing panic in a public space because they had published information about an explosion in Vila Gorica Palace, in which senior state officials, including Montenegrin President Milo Đukanović, organise receptions for distinguished guests.

On the eve of Orthodox Christmas, Montenegrin police arrested Angela Djikanović, the editor-in-chief of Montenegrin Fos Media portal. Djikanović had published false information that 250 members of Kosovo’s special police unit ROSU would assist Montenegrin colleagues in securing law and order on Christmas Eve. (Željko Trkanjec | EURACTIV.hr)

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