The Croatian Journalists 'Association (CJA) and the Trade Union of Croatian Journalists (TUCJ) strongly condemn the latest verbal attack by Prime Minister Andrej Plenković on the media, his interference in the editorial policy of national commercial televisions RTL, Nova TV and N1, and the pronouncing of journalists and analysts who reported the local elections in Croatia.
The Croatian Journalists' Association is outraged by the actions of the President of the County Court in Osijek, judge Zvonko Vrban, who announced filing the five lawsuits against the Telegram.hr portal for five published articles by journalist Drago Hedl, who wrote about irregularities in judge Vrban's work.
The Croatian Journalists 'Association (CJA) and the Trade Union of Croatian Journalists (TUCJ) stand in solidarity with colleagues from neighboring Slovenia, where the public and independent news agency STA is under growing political and financial pressure.
Currently, there are at least 924 active lawsuits against journalists and media in Croatia, from which prosecutors are demanding indemnities in the amount of almost € 10.5 million, which is an increase in the number of lawsuits compared to last year, according to the annual survey conducted for the third consecutive year by the Croatian Journalists' Association.
The Croatian Journalists' Association (CJA) appeals to the President of the Republic, Zoran Milanović, to stop calling out the media and journalists, what he has been doing intensively in recent days via Facebook posts.
To bring down issues of deterioration and suppression of journalism CJA warned about at its protest on Saturday just to Hrvoje Zovko case and to misrepresent the facts of his resignation from editor's position at HRT is not worthy of the role of Prime Minister.
Croatian Journalists' Association (CJA) condemns action of Gordan Maras, SDP Parliament Member, who today booted out from the press conference the Croatian Radio Television (HRT) crew. CJA under no circumstances supports arbitrary decision to shut the door to journalists at work whatever media they might be from.
The Croatian Journalists’ Association (CJA) most seriously condemns heavy verbal attack of Živi Zid Party against Željka Godeč, Jutarnji list journalist. The attack was posted at the Facebook wall of Živi Zid party and it, together with comments, encourages lynching of the journalist because of her work.