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Killer of Red Star supporter loses both legs in explosion

A man identified as Dusko Roganovic on Monday lost both legs in an explosion at the main bus station in Montenegro's coastal town of Herceg Novi.

Belgrade's Vecernje Novosti daily is reporting this on Tuesday.

Montenegro Eurovision Singer Hits Wrong Note Back Home

Montenegro hopes this year's striking representative for the Eurovision song contest, Slavko Kalezic, will make it through to the final, on Saturday May 13, in Kiev, Ukraine.

Trump signs protocol on Montenegro's accession to NATO

US President Donald Trump has signed a protocol on the accession of Montenegro to NATO, which has completed its ratification procedure in the United States.

The White House has not officially released a statement on the signing of the protocol, Voice of America is reporting on Tuesday.

Belgrade to Host Annual Queer Film Festival

Under the slogan "Say Eight" ("Reci osam"), the eighth annual Merlinka LGBT film festival opens on December 8 and runs until December 14 at Belgrade's Dom Omladine.

Audiences will have the opportunity to see 41 short films, six feature films and ten documentaries, some of which premiered at well-known festivals such as Sundance, Berlinale and Tribeca.

Attacks on Balkan Media Unchecked, HRW Says

Western Balkan governments and the European Union have over the past year failed to take action to address the issues hindering media freedom in the region, the NGO Human Rights Watch, HRW, said in the 2016 update of its media freedom report.

It added that new, troubling cases of threats and attacks on journalists had meanwhile emerged - but also remained unpunished.

Kantfest to be held November 24-27 in Belgrade

BELGRADE - The 3rd Belgrade singer-songwriter festival "Kantfest", dedicated to Bob Dylan, will be held on November 24-27.

Over forty contestants from Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Montenegro, BiH, Macedonia and Serbia will perform.

In the competitive part of the program, singer-songwriters will only perform their original songs accompanied by one instrument.

Serbian film "Wind" to premiere in Turin

BELGRADE - "Wind", a feature film by Tamara Drakulic, will premiere as part of the main selection of the 34th international film festival in Turin on November 18-26.

The film is based on the coming-of-age story "Kites" by screenwriter Ana Rodic.

The relationship between platonic and physical love is explored while discreetly addressing a father-daughter conflict.

Crime Reporter's Trial Opens in Montenegro

The trial in Montenegro of Jovo Martinovic, an investigative journalist who has exposed crime networks, war criminals and robberies, opened on Thursday in a Podgorica court.

Martinovic has been charged with aiding and belonging to a drugs-trafficking gang. He has pleaded not guilty .

International Satire fest to be held on October 12

BELGRADE - The international "Satire Fest 2016" festival of humor and satire will take place on October 12 at the Kolarac Foundation, the organizer, the Belgrade Aphoristic Circle, has announced.

The 14th Satire Fest will be dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the death of writer Petar Kocic (1877-1916).

New film festival "Cinemafest" at Sava Center

BELGRADE - The new film festival "Cinemafest" will be held at Belgrade's Sava Center from October 29 to November 2, and the audiences will have the opportunity to see features by famous authors and Hollywood stars, the organizers announced Tuesday.

The films were chosen by Ivan Karl and the new Woody Allen film "High Society" will open the festival.

Pop Star Zdravko Colic Angers Montenegrins by Backing PM

Singer Zdravko Colic sparked sharp criticism in Montenegro after Djukanovic's ruling Democratic Party of Socialists, DPS on Monday posted a video from his concert in Cetinje at which the star openly supported the party for the October parliamentary elections.

New Media Ethics Code Welcomed in Montenegro

Journalists in Montenegro have agreed on a revised Code of Ethics, which could help the country's media - sharply divided between anti- and pro-government outlets, raise their standards.

Singers and Footballers Top Google Searches in Balkans

It's that time of year again, when Google publishes its lists of the most frequently used Google search terms used in 2015.

People in the Balkans, as in most countries around the globe, are most curious about pop singers and football players, according to an article published by Time weekly.

MEPs to Tell Montenegro to Protect Journalists

The European Parliament is to debate freedom of the media in Montenegro on Thursday amid concern that the media community is highly divided and that attacks on journalists remain unsolved.

Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee will debate a draft resolution on Montenegro, which also notes that journalists are poorly paid and that jobs are insecure.