At the closing conference of the Media Against Hate project, held in Brussels on 5 and 6 March, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Representative on Freedom of the Media Harlem Désir gave an interview to the Croatian Journalists' Association, commenting on current issues and problems in journalism.
According to the Annual Plan for Calls for Proposals for 2018 call for proposal for applications “Community Media” should be announced in April this year. It target however just non-profit publishers has been confirmed to Croatian Journalists’ Association (CJA) in the Ministry of Culture. That decision means that the Ministry accepted CJA’s arguments that the money from that fund (European Social Fund, ESF) could be used exclusively for non-profit media.
Nenad Šajnović, who physically attacked Nova TV reporter Ema Branica on September 16, 2017, while she was working, was convicted at Bjelovar Court to 15 months in prison at the first instance (suspended sentence). The attack took place in Veliki Pašljan close to the town of Garešnica during shooting the story for Nova TV show „Verified“ (Provjereno“).
On February 22, 2018, Igor Ahmetović, HRT correspondent, was not allowed to enter Sisak City Council session. Security guard explained that entrance into the City Hall and consequently reporting from sessions was not allowed to Croatian Radio-television (HRT). We call for MS Kristina Ikić Baniček, Sisak Mayor, to withdraw that decision and let HRT correspondents do their jobs.
According to media reports the President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić during his official visit to Croatia accused Elvir Mešanović, journalist of N1 TV, for making up that he mentioned „Great Serbia“ at his speech in occupied Glina in 1995. But the truth is the journalist just reminded Vučić at his speech that actually took place - the speech was recorded and it is possible to hear what Vučić really said.
Croatian Journalists' Association (CJA) condemns Croatian Radio Television (HRT) General Management's decision to start procedure of handing extraordinary dismissal to its journalist Milorad Šikanjić. The procedure followed comment Milorad Šikanjić had on Ivan Vrdoljak's coming back to position of Croatian People Party (HNS) and other political topics in radio show „U mreži provog“ on December 19, 2017.