Press release

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.


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.


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.



We insist for the Croatian Parliament to discuss threats against journalists

Croatian Journalists' Association (CJA) is deeply concerned with the fact that no case of threats against journalists in Croatia has been brought to justice and that number of offences, hate speech included, has even increased.


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

By ending program of grants to non-profit media the Ministry of Culture, that has helped the third media sector to become stronger in last three years, left without any income 280 journalists by the end of September. The future of 20 non-profit media with 30 journalists employed and 250 journalists employed on part time bases has become uncertain.


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


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