Monitor d.o.o. is the owner of weekly Monitor. Monitor is a weekly magazine that covers economic, political and social issues. It was founded by Miodrag Miško Perović and Stanislav Ćano Koprivica.

The first edition was published on October 19th 1990. Monitor has always been a critical medium analysing the Montenegrin state, political, economic and social developments by calling each phenomena by its name. This is why they were quite often critical of the state government but also municipal leadership. This created the environment in which their journalists were frequently threatened, some of them also physically assaulted.

Monitor’s biggest shareholder is Miodrag Perović and members of his family. The Perović family is the majority owner with 51.83%. The next one is Jelena Kažanegra with 12.58% and Željko Ivanović with 6.08%, while there are ten other minority owners. CEO Milena Perović Korać is the owner of 3%, editor-in-chief Esad Kočan also owns 3%. The Perović Family also has minority shares in two companies of the Vijesti Media Group.

Key facts

Business Form


Legal Form

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

Business Sectors

Publishing of magazines and periodicals


Individual Owner

Media Outlets
Other Media Outlets

Other Online Outlets

Monitor On line


General Information

Founding Year


Affiliated Interests Founder

Miodrag Perović

Is a Montenegrin journalist, media publisher, university professor, political activist, and businessman.

Together with Stanislav Ćano Koprivica, a Montenegrin businessman who died in 2002, he founded Monitor.

He’s most notable for starting various media outlets in Montenegro during the 1990s and 2000s, such as FM radio station Antena M, weekly newsmagazine Monitor, daily newspaper and television station Vijesti.

Perović was also a fierce proponent for the formation of a Montenegrin cultural society, today known as Matica Crnogorska. He was a founding member and was chosen as the vice-president on 22 May 1993 during its founding assembly. In the past, he was openly criticized for supporting Milo Đukanović and DPS.




Trg Republike bb. 81000 Podgorica


Phone number: + 382 20 404 641


Tax/ ID Number

(PIB): 02373190

Financial Information

Revenue (Financial Data/ Optional)

0,107 Milion EUR / 0,112 USD

Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

-0,0002 Milion EUR / -0,0002 USD

Advertising (in % of total funding)

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Executive Board

Miodrag Perović

President of the Board

Other Influential People

Esad Kočan

He started his career writing for the newspaper "Pobjeda". Later, he worked as deputy editor-in-chief of "TV Crna Gora". He was suspended because of his political views.
After moving to the "Monitor" magazine, he reported on the wars in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo. He followed negative phenomena in the society and politics of Montenegro.
He was the subject of an attack because of his writing.

Further Information

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The data on the media company was collected from the Central Registry of business entities of Montenegro, Tax administration portal Taxis, website of the media and desk research.
MOM team in Montenegro contacted the media outlet on August 18, 2023, as is the practice for Media Ownership Monitor, to invite the media owners to proactively disclose information relevant to the study.
The annual average exchange rate of the Central Bank for 2022 was used to convert EUR into USD (1,05).