Media Self-Regulation Council is an independent self-regulatory body that monitors the print, broadcast and online media.
Main aims of the Council is to develop and promote media self-regulation in Montenegro in order to protect citizens against unethical reporting in the media and raise awareness of the importance of timely and truthful reporting.
To achieve its goal, the Council shall perform the following activities: monitor the implementation of the Code of Journalists of Montenegro in the media as a mediator mediates between dissatisfied readers and the media, publishing periodic reports on compliance with ethical and professional standards, promote professional standards in Montenegrin media, determine applications and appeals the work of media and protect the public from unprofessional and manipulative journalistic reporting.
On 13 and 14 of December 2012 in Budva, Montenegro was held regional conference on self regulation. Conference was organized by Council of Europe in cooperation with Montenegrin Media Council for self regulation. Aim of the conference was discussion about problems media in the region facing with regarding professional and ethical standards. Also one of the main topics was functioning of self regulatory bodies where these bodies exist or problems how to establish self regulatory mechanisms in countries where these bodies don’t exist. On the conference took part participants from Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Romania, Albania and Montenegro as well as international media experts. Each country were represented by three participants.