HRT marks two important anniversaries

The Croatian Radio and Television (HRT) on Sunday organised a ceremony in Zagreb's "Vatroslav Lisinski" concert hall to mark its day, the 60th anniversary of the establishment of Croatian Television and the 90th anniversary of Croatian Radio.

HRT acting director-general Sinisa Kovacic said on that occasion that the HRT must be "the voice of all Croatian citizens, a media outlet where there are no privileged ones or ones who are deprived of their rights, a public service that must report exclusively the truth, not only about the present but also about the past."

"If we cannot establish the truth immediately, we have to look for it in the dialogue between all social groups as long as it takes because there can be no unity without dialogue and unity, especially the kind we experienced in the Homeland War, is the only guarantee of a happy and good future," said Kovacic.

Attending the event was also Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic's envoy, Culture Minister Zlatko Hasanbegovic.

"Our ultimate obligation and responsibility... is to contribute to the HRT as a space of true media freedom, journalistic professionalism, technological excellence and promotion of political dialogue, without serving any political interest group," Hasanbegovic said, among other things.

Attending the event were also President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic's envoy Andro Krstulovic Opara, Deputy Parliament Speaker Ivan Tepes and other politicians, as well as other public figures, religious dignitaries, members of the diplomatic corps and, as the most numerous guests, former and current HRT employees.

Last update: Mon, 16/05/2016 - 12:08

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