“Hundreds protested in the Montenegrin capital, Podgorica, on May 9 after a prominent crime and corruption reporter was shot, the latest attack on journalists in the small Balkan country that is seeking EU membership.

Carrying banners reading “Stop Violence,” and “For A Life Without Fear,” the protesters demanded authorities find the assailants who opened fire late on May 8 on Olivera Lakic, who works for the independent Vijesti daily.

Lakic was wounded in the leg during the attack outside her apartment in Podgorica and is now in stable condition in hospital.

Lakic has written about alleged murky businesses involving top state officials and their families. Montenegro’s long-ruling Democratic Party of Socialists has long been accused of corruption and crime links, which it has denied.” (RFE/RL)