Police intervention in Mitrovica North affected safety of journalists

The Western Balkan’s Regional Platform for Advocating Media Freedom and Journalists’ Safety, representing more than 8000 members, condemns the latest incidents against media and journalists during the police intervention in Mitrovica North.


Men who threatened to kill CJA president convicted

Ivan Goluban from Zabok is convicted to one year in prison with three-years suspension because of three death threat he had texted to Saša Leković, the CJA president by the end of 2016.


Désir: “Contrary to what populists say, you cannot oppose the people to the press”

At the closing conference of the Media Against Hate project, held in Brussels on 5 and 6 March, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Representative on Freedom of the Media Harlem Désir gave an interview to the Croatian Journalists' Association, commenting on current issues and problems in journalism.


Community media: 30 million kunas just for non-profit media publishers

According to the Annual Plan for Calls for Proposals for 2018 call for proposal for applications “Community Media” should be announced in April this year. It target however just non-profit publishers has been confirmed to Croatian Journalists’ Association (CJA) in the Ministry of Culture. That decision means that the Ministry accepted CJA’s arguments that the money from that fund (European Social Fund, ESF) could be used exclusively for non-profit media.


First instance verdict: 15 months in prison for attacking the journalist

Nenad Šajnović, who physically attacked Nova TV reporter Ema Branica on September 16, 2017, while she was working, was convicted at Bjelovar Court to 15 months in prison at the first instance (suspended sentence). The attack took place in Veliki Pašljan close to the town of Garešnica during shooting the story for Nova TV show „Verified“ (Provjereno“).


CJA, Union of HRT Journalists and CJA Branch of the County condemn the decision of Sisak Mayor to bann reporting to HRT correspondent

On February 22, 2018, Igor Ahmetović, HRT correspondent, was not allowed to enter Sisak City Council session. Security guard explained that entrance into the City Hall and consequently reporting from sessions was not allowed to Croatian Radio-television (HRT). We call for MS Kristina Ikić Baniček, Sisak Mayor, to withdraw that decision and let HRT correspondents do their jobs.


Head of University Boras banned journalists to be present at the Zagreb University Senate’s session with agenda of electing new Head of the University

As reported to Croatian Journalists' Association (CJA), in spite of appealing not to do it doormen did not allow reporters to enter the Senate House and be present at the Senate’s session at 12:00. 


CJA's message to President Vučić: You have no right to speak untruth and to insult journalists

According to media reports the President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić during his official visit to Croatia accused Elvir Mešanović, journalist of N1 TV, for making up that he mentioned „Great Serbia“ at his speech in occupied Glina in 1995. But the truth is the journalist just reminded Vučić at his speech that actually took place - the speech was recorded and it is possible to hear what Vučić really said.



The Western Balkan’s Regional Platform for Advocating Media Freedom and Journalists’ Safety, which represents more than 7800 members, strongly condemns serious threats and hate messages directed to the Editor in Chief of the Beta news agency and vice president of the Independent Journalists Association of Serbia Dragan Janjic.


International media freedom delegation in Croatia: Some improvements, old and new issues

On January 15 and 16, 2018, an international delegation of press freedom organisation representatives visited Zagreb to observe the state of media freedom in Croatia. This was the second such visit in two years.


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