Croatian Radio and Television (HRT) editor Sinisa Kovacic, who was proposed by the parliamentary committee on the media as acting HRT director-general, said in Mostar on Thursday that pluralism in the Croatian media was very much needed at present due to current divisions in society and attempts "to claim an exclusive right to the truth."
Kovacic made the statement ahead of a lecture on pluralism in the Croatian media he was to give at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of Mostar University.
After proposing that the Croatian parliament relieve of duty HRT director-general Goran Radman, the parliamentary committee on the media earlier in the day proposed that Kovacic be appointed acting HRT director-general.
Seven committee members from the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) and the Bridge party voted for Kovacic's appointment, while three committee members from the opposition Social Democratic Party (SDP) and Croatian People's Party (HNS) abstained. Before that, the committee proposed, with the same number of votes, that the parliament dismiss HRT director-general Goran Radman.
The committee will forward its proposal to the parliament, which will make a final decision.