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In the following letter, Freedom House calls on Vice President Joe Biden to address press freedom concerns in his upcoming meeting with Montenegro's Prime Minister, Milo Đukanović.

Issues: 
Civil Society, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights Defense, Media Freedom, Rule of Law, U.S. Foreign Policy
Regions: 
Europe

Freedom House condemns an attack on the writer Jevrem Brković, a columnist for the daily newspaper Vijesti, and calls for authorities in Montenegro to investigate the long series of unsolved cases of physical harassment against journalists there.

Issues: 
Freedom of Expression, Media Freedom, Rule of Law
Regions: 
Eurasia

Freedom House condemns the recent bomb attack against the independent Montenegrin newspaper Vijesti, and urges authorities to thoroughly investigate the attack as well as offer greater protection to the paper and its journalists. The December 26 bombing damaged the paper’s offices but did not injure any staff.

Issues: 
Freedom of Expression, Media Freedom, Rule of Law
Regions: 
Eurasia
written by
Tyler Roylance
Staff Editor

Democracy advocates would do well to scrutinize the white paper released last month by the Scottish National Party in preparation for an independence referendum scheduled for September 2014. The document and the vote it heralds may have important implications for the viability of multinational democracies elsewhere, the global balance of forces between free and authoritarian countries, and the fundamental notion of democracy as a sturdy supplier of good governance.

 

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