Dear Mr Radman,
Many thanks for your letter of 25th March, 2015.
Let me tell you first that I am not totally convinced by your explanations regarding the dismissal of two HRT journalists, Ms Elizabeta Gojan and Ms Hloverka Novak Srzić. The EFJ asks you again to reconsider your decision.
As we told you, it seems your decision is based on an alleged violation of HRT Ethical Code stating that employees cannot talk publicly on HRT issues (programming and management) without prior permission of their editors and management officials. Well, as far as I know, Ms Elizabeta Gojan and Ms Hloverka Novak Srzić did not make any public statement on HRT’s business issues.
I understand that some other professional mistakes have been noticed. I also fully understand that you must protect the reputation of HRT. Anyway, the EFJ strongly supports CJA and TUCJ views against these layoffs.
We would appreciate if you could reconsider your decision in order to apply a less severe and drastic sanction. A disciplinary measure would have been more respectful of the needed balance between the legitimate right to freedom of expression and the legitimate interest of HRT to protect its reputation.
General Secretary of the EFJ