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Monitoring Sector PDF Print E-mail
The Monitoring Sector monitors the programming aspects of the work of the audiovisual media service providers in Montenegro, in compliance with the Electronic Media Law, the Law on Public Broadcasting Services of Montenegro and carries out the following activities: 

- recording, analytical processing and logging of the audiovisual content broadcast by the audiovisual media service providers, for the purposes of performing legal and statutory competences of the Council and Director of the Agency;
- participation in the preparation and organization of public calls for awarding rights for provision of AVM services (analysis of the fulfillment of programming conditions defined by the call, etc.): 
- monitoring of the operation of electronic media in terms of observance of minimum programming standards, commercial audiovisual communications, and adherence to the regulations related to the programming aspects of broadcasting;
- analysis of the content broadcast by the electronic media and its compliance with the provisions of the Electronic Media Law, the Media Law and the Law on Public Broadcasting Services of Montenegro, and the Agency’s bylaws related to the programming aspects of broadcasting;
- preparation of proposals and expert opinions in the procedure for establishment of violation of the programming and professional standards;
- record keeping and analysis of the complaints submitted by the citizens and other stakeholders related to the content broadcast by the audiovisual media service providers;
- provision of access to the content that is subject to complaints against the operation of the audiovisual media service providers;
- preparation of the documentation and analysis providing the basis for adoption of decisions in the complaints procedure related to the programming of the audiovisual media service providers;
- provision of service to certain institutions, media and citizens of Montenegro, in compliance with the decision of the Agency Council , Agency Director, and a separate document on preparation, record-keeping and use of documentation prepared by the Monitoring Sector; 
- Monitoring and electronic archiving of the reports on the operation of the Agency, broadcast by the electronic media;
- preparation of proposals for the main legal documents in the field of AVM services in cooperation with other sectors of the Agency and competent authorities in Montenegro.

The Monitoring Sector provides professional assistance to other sectors of the Agency related to their activities and carries out other activities within the remit of the Agency, prescribed by the Electronic Media Law and the Statute of the Agency.