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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“).

05.03.2018.

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.

25.02.2018.

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. 

19.02.2018.

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.

16.02.2018.

STOP THREATS TO DRAGAN JANJIC

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.

25.01.2018.

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.

18.01.2018.

Mission of leading organizations for protection of media freedom in Croatia again

Mission of representatives of South East Europe Media Organization (SEEMO), European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), Reporters without Borders (RSF), European Center for Media Freedom (ECPMF), European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and Association of European Journalists (AEJ) is coming to Croatia on January 15 for the 2nd time because of attacks and pressures on journalists as well as of disturbing situation in Croatian media.

11.01.2018.

CJA condemns HRT announced decision to hand dismissal to its journalist Milorad Šikanjić

Croatian Journalists' Association (CJA) condemns Croatian Radio Television (HRT) General Management's decision to start procedure of handing extraordinary dismissal to its journalist Milorad Šikanjić. The procedure followed comment Milorad Šikanjić had on Ivan Vrdoljak's coming back to position of Croatian People Party (HNS) and other political topics in radio show „U mreži provog“ on December 19, 2017.

29.12.2017.

CJA welcomes Prime Minister Plenković's statement that threats against journalists are inadmissible and calls other politicians to clearly condemn those attacks

Croatian Journalists' Association (CJA) welcomes Prime Minister Plenković's statement that frequent threats against journalists are inadmissible and dangerous for freedom of speech and media.

18.12.2017.

CJA welcomes taking into custody person who threatened journalist Nataša Božić Šarić and points to threats against columnist Jurica Pavičić

Croatian Journalists' Association (CJA) welcomes quick police reaction that resulted in taking into custody a person who sent offences and death threat by social networks to Nataša Božić Šarić, N1 TV journalist. Threats were sent after the TV show „TNT“, edited and hosted by our colleague. The topic was the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) sentence for Croatian general Slobodan Praljak, who committed suicide in the Court, and discussion bout should he be deprived of his medals.

14.12.2017.

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