Croatian Radio and Television

HRT condemns increasingly frequent attacks on its employees

Croatian Radio and Television (HRT) on Friday condemned an attack by some web portals on its reporter Jagoda Bastalic as well as hate speech, which, it said, its reporters were increasingly exposed to.

Speaker slams MPs for nonattendance of sessions

Croatian Parliament Speaker Bozo Petrov of the Bridge party has said that it is unacceptable for him that members of parliament, whose monthly salary is about 16,000 (over EUR 2,000), do not attend sessions on a regular basis, and announced a plan for penalties in the amount of three travel warrants (up to 1,500 kuna).

Police solve situation involving deranged man outside HRT

The Zagreb police confirmed on Sunday afternoon that a mentally imbalanced man with a hand grenade had come to the entrance of the Croatian Radio and Television (HRT) in the morning and threatened to kill himself, however the police managed to defuse the situation and the man had given the grenade to police officers.

Hanzekovic harshly criticises Bridge's proposal regarding HRT

According to preliminary assessments of the incumbent HRT management, the national broadcaster would have to permanently employ approximately 70 legal experts across Croatia to be able to collect its claims, which in the first phase would cost the broadcaster at least HRK 50 million, earmarked for programme content and production.

EFJ, HND slam threats to dismiss two HRT journalists

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and the Croatian Journalists Association (HND) on Tuesday condemned threats to dismiss two journalists of the HRT public broadcaster, saying this constituted pressure by the HRT management on journalists who criticise its "unprofessional behaviour."

HRT will propose new subscription fee by year's end

The management of the public broadcaster HRT said on Wednesday that it would forward a new official proposal for the monthly subscription fee, currently HRK 80, to the HRT Supervisory Board, which has to approve it, by the end of the year, after which the fee has to be approved by the Electronic Media Agency.

HRT, HAVC, composers against lower HRT licence fee

The HRT earmarks 124 million kuna annually as support for Croatia's cultural and creative industry.

HRT acting director against reduction of subscription fee

Croatian Radio and Television (HRT) acting director-general Sinisa Kovacic has called on members of the HRT Programming Council and the public in general not to reduce the subscription fee for HRT programmes to HRK 65, which is one of the seven terms set by the Bridge party for talks on its post-election cooperation with the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ).

Court not authorised to appoint temporary governor of public broadcaster

The High Commercial Court has dismissed the appeal by the supervisory board of the public broadcaster HRT against the Commercial Court ruling rejecting the supervisory board's proposal that Mario Raguz be appointed temporary governor after the term of acting HRT director-general Sinisa Kovacic expires in September.

HDZ set to halve HRT subscription fee to pensioners

The Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ)  on Wednesday expanded its election promises by adding a promise to pensioners whose pensions amount to less than 3,000 kuna and to those receiving social welfare that their Croatian national broadcaster (HRT) subscription fees would be reduced by half.

SDP asks court to assess constitutionality of decision to extend HRT director's term

Grbin described the decision as a gross violation of the Constitution aimed at securing influence for the outgoing government in the run-up to the early parliamentary election.

HRT says Lekovic's claims incorrect, ill-intentioned

Croatian Radio and Television (HRT) on Thursday issued a statement regarding claims made by Croatian Journalists Association (HND) president Sasa Lekovic at an August 9 presentation of a report of international journalists' associations on the media scene in Croatia, describing his statements about personnel restructuring and programming changes at the HRT as "incorrect and ill-intentioned."

Civil society group slams cancellation of Croatian Radio Channel 3 programmes

The civil society group "Kulturnjaci 2016" on Wednesday sent an open letter to Croatian Radio Channel 3 acting editor-in-chief Nevenka Dujmovic expressing its dismay at her cancelling programmes by several radio editors and demanding that she withdraw her decisions and stop with "the ideological manipulation of the media."

Ruling party criticises national broadcaster

The Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) said on Monday that Croatian Radio Television (HRT) was not serving its purpose of being a public broadcaster in accordance with European values -

Croatian Radio and Television (HRT) dismisses First Deputy PM's accusations

Croatian Radio and Television (HRT) programmes director Sasa Runjic on Saturday dismissed claims by First Deputy Prime Minister and Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) leader Tomislav Karamarko that the HRT was in the service of one political party and served to destroy the political cooperation between the HDZ and Bridge.