Non-profit media advocate continuation of work on media strategy

Non-profit media gathered in the Emancipation Network have sent to the government and parliament seven requests, namely measures aimed at preventing additional "deterioration of media and democratic standards" and the continuation of the work on the state media strategy has been listed as the demand number one, a conference on the stabilisation and development of non-profit media in Croatia heard on Monday.

The event was addressed by non-profit media reporters.

The president of the Croatian Journalists' Association (HND) Sasa Lekovic, gave an opening speech, saying that the latest moves of the authorities which had deteriorated media freedoms, brought Croatia into the focus of several international organisations.

Lekovic said that talks about the state of media freedoms with the government, notably Culture Minister Zlatko Hasenbegovic "were not possible."

The conference was also attended by political party representatives -- Goran Beus Richembergh of the Croatian People's party (HNS), Pedja Grbin i Milan F. Zivkovic of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and Milorad Pupovac of the Independent Democratic Serb Party (SDSS) -- who underscored the need for a transparent management in the public media and the continuation of financing of the non-profit media.

They also condemned "a dangerous trend" of the caretaker government in weakening the public media and cancellation of financing of non-profit media.

Although announced, Jasen Mesic of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) did not show up to deliver his talk.

Last update: Mon, 04/07/2016 - 17:16
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