Ruling parties, opposition disagree over public broadcaster's Programming Council

During Thursday's discussion on a report on the work of the Croatian Radio and Television (HRT) Programming Council in 2014 and the implementation of programming principles and HRT's legal obligations, the ruling parties said the report could not get a positive vote, while the opposition said that it could.

Andrija Mikulic of the ruling coalition's HDZ said the HRT Programming Council did not meet the obligation to oversee the content and quality of the programmes, and that it was co-responsible for failure to meet the HRT's legal and contractual obligations.

Domagoj Hajdukovic of the opposition SDP said there were no arguments to reject the report and that the Programming Council had fulfilled its task. He said the Council could not have impacted a better implementation or programming principles nor the meeting of programming quotas as regulated by the HRT's agreement with the government.

Miro Bulj of the ruling coalition's Bridge party called for "decentralisation", more news from smaller places, and complained that the same critics have been appearing on the HRT for years.

Last update: Thu, 14/04/2016 - 18:57

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