Press release


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 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.


HRT Program has been deliberately destructed

The Croatian Journalists' Association (CJA) strongly protests against deliberate destruction of Croatian Radiotelevision (HRT) Program executed by acting management of this public radio-television. For these radical changes, going as far as the autumn program plan, this acting management has no power of authorization whatsoever.


Explanation for dismissal of Tatjana Gromača, Novi list journalist, is bizarre and decision about removing Maja Hrgović, Novi list journalist and writer, to new working position under threat of dismissal is illegal

Croatian Journalists' Association (CJA) expresses its deepest concern about information that Novi list management dismissed Tatjana Gromača, well known journalist and writer, and that it threatened Maja Hrgović, also well-known journalist and writer, by dismissal if she did not agree to degrading contract for new working position, far under her abilities.


CJA condemns attack on RTL journalist Petar Panjkota

Croatian Journalists' Association (CJA) strongly condemns attack against RTL reporter Petar Panjkota. He received a hit on the head yesterday, after reporting live to RTL from Banja Luka (BiH).


CJA finds the Press Release of Croatian Judges Association inadmissible and insulting for journalists and even for all Croatian citizens

CJA is disappointed by the way Đuro Sessa, president of the Supreme Court and president of the Croatian Judges Association (UHS), addressed the public insulting journalists, political commentators and general public regarding Supreme Court verdict in Fini Media case.


Financial threats to very survival of the only daily in Italian La Voce del Popolo, the only one in Croatia published in language spoken by minority, is new and harmful move of Ministry of Culture in media sector

The Croatian Journalists’ Association joins the appeal of the Trade Union of Croatian Journalists and all other organizations, institutions and individuals that have driven attention to wrong and harmful decision of the Ministry of Culture to cut grants for EDIT publishing house in Rijeka by 50 % followed by announcement that next year grants might even be cancelled completely.


High state officials should urgently condemn instigations and APBs directed by „journalists“ who violate professional principles, laws and human rights

The Croatian Journalists’ Association is disgusted by the fact that Velimir Bujanec’s show “The Flow” broadcasted a story that is actually an APB on Rene Bitorajec, well known Croatian actor, and Narod portal re-broadcasted it including a part with clearly visible address of Rene Bitorajec and his family (wife and 2 children).


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