CJA with its Norwegian partner launched Center for Media Development

Croatian Journalists' Association (CJA) in co-operation with the Norwegian Institute of Journalism has launched the Center for Media Development that will be operational by the end of October, after introductory Conference at Journalists' Building in Zagreb.


Result of cutting grants: 280 journalists without income, 20 non-profit media facing uncertain future

CJA calls for attention to the fact that by ending the program of awarding grants to non-profit media the Ministry of Culture is leaving 280 journalists without any income; 20 non-profit media is facing uncertain future.


CJA strongly condemns latest death threats and calls for violence against journalists

Journalist Ema Branica was threatened by a person who was part of the story in Nova TV show „Provjereno“ (Confirmed). As he was not satisfied by his treatment in the story, he sent the message to the journalist she would end like late Ivo Pukanić, who was killed some years ago in front of his publishing house. That threat is clearly a death treat. „Provjereno“ crew last week broadcasted story about the man who pretended to be female to becharm old and demented male to seize their properties.


Siniša Kovačić threatens to dismiss Sanja Mikleušević Pavić and Mirna Zidarić and prepares HRT Ethical Codex changes to replace current members of Ethical Council

CJA strongly condemns decision of acting HRT general manager Siniša Kovačić to punish Sanja Mikleušević Pavić, president of CJA Branch at HRT, for „verbal offence“ by pre-dismissal note and start the procedure to dismiss Mirna Zidarić, president of HRT Ethical Council. CJA also condemns decision to make changes in HRT Ethical Codex by the end of September just to have possibility to replace its current members.


CJA strongly condemns attack of Novi list Editorial Board against its own journalist

CJA is shocked by Novi list Editorial Board as it publicly accused its own journalist Dražen Ciglenečki for professional oversights he has not done.


International associations condemn death threats against journalists Sejdinović and Gruhonjić

Croatian Journalists' Association, Association of Macedonian Journalists, Association of BiH Journalists, Association of Kosovo Journalists, Union of Monte Negro Media and Independent Association of Serbian Journalists strongly condemns brutal death threats against Nedim Sejdinović, president of Independent Association of Vojvodina Journalists (NDNV) and Dinko Gruhonjić, NDNVs Program director.


CJA condemns unfounded accusation of the SDP candidate against journalists Tomislav Krasnec and supports Electoral Ethical Council decision

In 24sata daily on September 9 an article by Tomislav Krasnec was published. In the article Krasnec wrote about results of his checking of existence of a document from 2013 Andrej Plenković in his pre-election meetings said existed, but was confidential. The existence of that document was denied by Neven Mimica, European Commissioner and Zoran Milanović, SDP president. Tomislav Krasnec checked that with European Commission.


CJA condemns insults against journalists Zdenko Duka at HDZ pre-election meeting

During pre-election meeting in Zagreb, on Thursday, September 8, Zdenko Duka, journalists and former CJA president, was reputedly verbally attacked by some participants of the meeting. Zdenko Duka attended the meeting in capacity of daily Novi list reporter.


Saša Leković, CJA president, laid wreaths at the site of killing journalists during the Homeland War

Saša Leković, CJA president, laid wreaths at the site of journalists killed in 1991 at Hrvatska Kostajnica region. He also supported the idea to commemorate all journalists killed in the Homeland War and called once more the relevant institutions to find and punish assassins of war reporters.


By extending term to Siniša Kovačić as acting HRT general manager the Government knowingly opens the door to agony of public media broadcaster

By today's decision about extending term to Siniša Kovačić as acting HRT general manager still technical Croatian Government ignored HRT Supervising Board opinion, public debate objections and CJA disagreement as well as alarms that came from international journalists organizations, organizations monitoring freedom of expression and EBU (European Broadcaster Union), whose member is even HRT.


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