Europe and Eurasia: Dismissal of Director General of Montenegro’s Public Broadcaster

Press Statement

Heather Nauert

Department Spokesperson

Washington, DC

June 7, 2018

The United States is disappointed by the dismissal today of Adrijana Kadija, the director general of Montenegro’s public broadcaster, RTCG. This decision by the public broadcaster’s governing council undermines media freedom in Montenegro, the reform and preservation of which is central to Montenegro’s integration into the Euro-Atlantic community. Montenegro must do more to safeguard media freedom and the editorial independence of its public broadcaster.