Saša Leković, CJA president, gave the introductory speech at the occasion of awarding CJA annual prizes for journalists. "As much we are glad that no Croatian journalist was killed last year nor imprisoned due to his/her journalistic work, we are concerned because Croatia, along with Poland and Hungary, is the country with the lowest level of media freedom in EU. In that respect we have deteriorated the most compared to Southeastern European countries", he added.
For print journalism: Hajrudin Merdanović, 24 sata daily
For radio journalism: Albert Petrović, HRT, Hrvatski radio Rijeka
For TV journalism: Daniela Draštata, Marijana Kranjec and Ljiljana Mandić, HRT
Internet journalism: Melisa Skender, lupiga.com
For investigative journalism: Sandra Carić Herceg and Orhidea Gaura Hodak, Nacional weekly
The best photgraphy: Jurica Galoić, Pixell agency
The best camera: Goran Šantar and Davorin Tram, Nova TV
The Journalist of the Year: Zoran Šprajc, RTL Direkt, RTL
Lifetime Achievement Award: Jasna Babić, freelancer
Ms. Nina Obuljen Koržinek, Minister of Culture, sent winners her greetings
Nina Obuljen Koržinek, Minister of Culture, sent a telegram congratulating the winners and greeting the whole media community at the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day. She said it is of the utmost importance to raise awareness of basic principles of media freedom and role of independent media as well as of journalists.
Juries’ statements and video of the ceremony you can find here ovdje