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CJA: World Press Freedom Day is not exactly the day to be proud of great media freedom

04.05.2017.

World Press Freedom Day is, due to all known circumstances, not a day to celebrate high range of media freedom but a day to recall of media freedom to be more and more threatened, said Saša Leković, CJA president, at the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day. He highlighted the negative Croatian rating given by relevant international organizations and increasing pressure and attacks against journalists.

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.

 

Awarded journalists

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

Source: CJA

World Press Freedom Day is, due to all known circumstances, not a day to celebrate high range of media freedom but a day to recall of media freedom to be more and more threatened, said Saša Leković, CJA president, at the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day. He highlighted the negative Croatian rating given by relevant international organizations and increasing pressure and attacks against journalists.

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.

 

Awarded journalists

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

Source: CJA

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