Croatia: Freedom of speech and rights of minorities under attack

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) backs its Croatian affiliate, the Croatian Journalists’ Association (CJA), in denouncing the attack against freedom of speech and the rights of ethnic minorities in Croatia.


President has no right to invite just selected journalists to her Press Conference

Croatian Journalists' Association (CJA) welcomes the fact that the Croatian President has accepted our frequent requests for politicians to have press conferences instead of communicating with the press through press releases without possibility of putting questions. But at the same time we find the fact that just some journalists, selected by the President and her Office, have been asked to attend today's Press Conference to be shocking. We have received complaints about it from several editorial boards. We want to add that no foreign correspondent has been invited to the Conference.


The accusation of „In the Name of the Family“ association that weekly „Novosti“ spreads hate against Croats is indeed spreading of hate and instigation

The Croatian Journalists' Association (CJA) alarms public due to dangerous untruth coming from „In the Name of the Family“ association. By that nonsense this organization justifies its claim to cut the financial support from the State Budget to weekly „Novosti“, published by Serb National Council and to ban it to apply for the support for 3 more years.


CJA urges the President's Office to answer journalists' questions on regular basis

The Croatian Journalists' Association (CJA) urges the Office of the President of the Republic of Croatia to change its decision and to answer promptly questions put by portal journalists as well as by all other journalists.


CJA calls for urgent and fierce reaction against series of brutal attacks on Jagoda Bastalić, our colleague

Croatian Journalists' Association (CJA) calls upon relevant institutions to react urgently and fiercely against brutal media attacks on our colleague Jagoda Bastalić, editor and host of HRT „Labirint“ show. We expect HRT Management to protect its employee publicly.


Due to threats to CJA president an indictment for hate crime was issued

District Attorney Office in Zlatar issued an indictment for hate crime against Ivan Goluban, arrested last November due to threats by text messages to Saša Leković, the CJA president.


The Croatian President and HRT humiliated journalists and made fun of Croatian citizens

Croatian Journalists' Association (CJA) finds behavior of the Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović regarding her visit to the USA to be unacceptable for journalists and all Croatian citizens.


Due to threats to Nova TV journalist Tito Grubić sentenced to 10 months in prison

Tito Gubić has been sentenced to 10 months in prison (sentence not final) because of threatening the 'Provjereno' reporter Ema Branica.


Happy Holiday Season and best Wishes for a wonderful New Year

Croatian Journalists' Association wishes you Happy Holiday Season and a wonderful New Year.


Regional Network strongly condemns attack against Croatian journalist Domagoj Margetić

Regional Network for Advocating Media Freedom and Journalists’ Safety strongly condemns attack against Croatian journalist Domagoj Margetić and urges the authorities to identify and penalize perpetrator as soon as possible.


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