“The United States has criticized the dismissal of the head of Montenegro’s state TV, a move seen as the result of political pressure in the small Balkan country seeking European Union membership.

Montenegrin state TV’s managing board on Thursday removed director general Andrijana Kadija, citing an allegedly damaging agreement with a rights group.” (Tampa Bay)

“Montenegrin journalists and civil rights activists have gathered in the capital, Podgorica, to protest against the proposed dismissal of the national public broadcaster’s director and editorial team.

About 100 people gathered on June 7 in front of the RTCG’s headquarters, where the managing council was expected to vote on the proposal that critics say is part of an effort by the government to undermine the public broadcaster’s independent editorial policies.

The demonstrators, who also included opposition politicians, called for the resignation of the RTCG’s managing council, holding banners demanding an ‘independent public service.’

The organizers of the rally say RTCG has been under pressure after a new editorial team started work in March 2017 and distanced itself from the long-ruling Democratic Party of Socialists.” (RFE/RL)

“As cryptocurrency adoption gains momentum, the real estate sector is making considerable strides into incorporating digital currencies into the industry. In the recent past, New York and Dubai have accepted digital currencies during the purchase of an apartment. In some cases, virtual currencies are marked as the only acceptable mode of payment. In that spirit, this week saw 3 luxury apartments in Montenegro sold for 420 BTC.” (CryptoOnline)