Joint International Media Freedom Mission to Croatia issued its report

Joint International Media Freedom Mission visited Croatia in June (21 – 23) and has just issued its report about media situation in Croatia and political pressures on media “Croatia: Media Freedom in Turbulent Times”.



Last week Croatian Journalists' Association (CJA) wrote a letter to H.E. Ahmet Tuta, Turkish Ambassador to Croatia expressing its deepest concern due to attacks on media in Turkey. Here is the Ambassador's response to Saša Leković, CJA president.


CJA Letter to Turkish Ambassador to Croatia

The Croatian Journalists' Association (CJA) wrote to His Excellency Turkish Ambassador to the Republic of Croatia expressing its deepest concern due to attacks on media that have never been seen before in Turkey. CJA called for Turkish government to reverse numerous attacks on journalists and media outlets in the country as well as to respect international conventions protecting human rights, union rights and freedom of expression. By this letter CJA joined the widespread campaign to help Turkish journalists and freedom of the press launched by International Federation of Journalists and European Federation of Journalists, that CJA is affiliated with.


Public discussion „How to achieve public broadcaster“: HRT is victim of former Government revisionist plan

Cleansing at the HRT and devastation of its program are parts of former Government revisionist policy – that is the conclusion of public discussion organized by the Croatian Journalists' Association (CJA) under the tittle „How to achieve public broadcaster“. "HRT was just a part of first phase of ‘cleansing’ and designing a base for different society. Now we can see how it might look like if the same policy came to power again“, was message sent.


Non-profit media submitted requests to the Government aimed to stop deterioration of media and democratic standards

Non-profit media, grouped in the Emancipation Network, sent from its conference „Stabilization and development of nonprofit media in Croatia“ 7 requests to the Croatian Government aiming to stop additional deterioration of media and democratic standards The priority is, as it is pointed out, to resume work on media strategy.


The Center for Freedom of Speech Protection celebrates its first birthday

At the beginning of July it will be a year since the Center has been established. That Croatian Journalists’ Association (CJA)  project was designed to represent, defend and counsel journalists as well as educating and informing them about their rights. Layers' services in the Center are pro bono.


Croatian President says shaming media law should be scrapped

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović told an international media freedom delegation today that she supports efforts to protect the independence of national public broadcaster HRT and to repeal her country’s controversial ‘shaming’ law.


The Government firmly supports Hasanbegović: Croatia protects and promotes pluralism and media diversity

He Government today at its phone session rejected motion about Minister Hasanbegović’s responsibility for undermining the reputation of the country, threatening freedom of expression and making development of media space in Croatia less possible. The Government found argument rose in the motion not to be founded.


GONG April Report on Hate Speech: Rehabilitation of Ustasha period is still going on

Process of rehabilitation of Ustasha regime by talking about it at the same level as about anti-fascism started strongly in April, shows GONG Report on monitoring hate speech, discriminatory speech, stereotypes and agitated speech in news media.


Journalism in Croatia: lower salaries, pressure of advertisers and trivialization of information

Self-censorship as a result of economic pressure, lowering of salaries, trivialization of journalistic content and poor protection of authors’ rights are some of issues journalists in Croatia are facing daily. Media professionals have assessed Croatian media situation for IREX annual Index of Media Sustainability in 2015.


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