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HND condemns judge's verbal tirade against reporters

The Croatian Journalists' Association (HND) on Tuesday condemned a verbal tirade by Sibenik Municipal Court Judge Maja Supe against reporters in the courtroom, claiming that they were not educated to report on trials and that they had called her the "most corrupt judge in the country."

HND says 280 journalists in non-profit media left without income

The termination of a Culture Ministry grant programme for non-profit media, which over the past three years has strengthened the third media sector, has left 280 journalists without any income on the last day of September, the Croatian Journalists Association (HND) said in a statement on Saturday, urging the next culture minister to find solutions to "burning problems in the media field."

HND condemns death threats against journalists

The Croatian Journalists' Association (HND) on Friday condemned death threats and calls for violence against reporters, adding that it expected urgent official reaction from the relevant institutions.

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."

European Broadcasting Union urges Zagreb to protect HRT independence

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU), an international alliance of public service media, has urged the Croatian government to make sure that the national broadcaster (HRT) will maintain its independence in the run-up to the parliamentary election set for 11 September.

Int'l organisations: Gov't interference in HRT's work main problem of media freedoms in Croatia

The report notes that the national parliament, led by the right-leaning Patriotic Coalition and the centrist Bridge party, after barely a month in office, replaced the then HRT director-general and appointed an acting director-general who then demoted and reassigned around 70 journalists and editors in a move that critics call an idelogically motivated purge.

HND web portal to provide news in English

The Croatian Journalists' Association (HND) has launched its web protal in the English language, the HND stated on Saturday.

HND accuses committee of ignoring request for Novi List debate

The agenda of the committee's session, set for Friday, 10 June, does not include any topic about the sale of the Novi List newspaper, despite the fact that the HND filed a motion for this discussion two months ago.

HND outraged by TV show attack against actor

The society notes that the report made in the show whose author is controversial  journalist Velimir Bujanec is actually a call for lynching of all who strongly oppose the imposition of intolerance in the Croatian society.

Management rejects claims about worrying situation at HRT

The HRT management board said that the changes launched in the last two months were aimed at raising professional standards and financially stabilising the public broadcaster.

President booed during speech on freedom of media

"Freedom of the media is one of the most fundamental freedoms, one of the most fundamental human rights, and the foundation of every democratic society," Grabar-Kitarovic told the conference, involving 16 countries from Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Journalists protest against deteriorated media freedom

Protesters laid down their pens in front of the ministry under a banner with the UN human rights charter and the constitutional article guaranteeing freedom of the press, as a symbolic gesture to show that the government is downplaying these guaranteed rights.

Journalists worried about large number of personnel changes at HRT

The Croatian Journalists' Association (HND) and Union of Croatian Journalists (SNH) on Monday expressed concern over the situation at the national broadcaster (HRT) where in less than two months management has replaced 70 people.

OSCE says media freedoms in Croatia threatened

Croatia belongs to a group of countries where freedom of the media is threatened, which was confirmed at the annual meeting of the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) being held in Sarajevo, ...

HND calls on relevant bodies to look into Novi List sale

According to the media, a foreign investment fund, namely a media group behind that fund, will enter the Novi List ownership structure, which is why the HND believes it is particularly important to keep the entire procedure transparent.

Rally held in Zagreb in support of satire, freedom of expression

The rally was organised by civil society organisations making up Platform 112, the Domino association, the Croatian Journalists Association (HND) and Croatian comedians.

HND says attack on writer Tomic result of hate speech

The Croatian Journalists Association (HND) on Friday strongly condemned an attack on journalist and writer Ante Tomic, describing the incident as a result of growing hate speech in public.

Croatian Journalists' Association: Free Florence Hartmann now!

The Croatian Journalists' Association (HND) on Friday condemned the arrest of a French reporter and a former spokeswoman for the prosecution of the Hague-based UN tribunal, Florence Hartmann, insisting on her immediate release.    

HND president says attacks on media continue, next target is Hina

"The next decision is the non-adoption of the report on Hina's work. One should say that according to some estimates, 50% of news items in the Croatian media are actually Hina's news items that are copied by many web portals and other media," 

HND: Gov't decision new step towards clout over media

The HND believes that the government's decision not to adopt the report on the work of the Electronic Media Council in 2014 over "a bizarre reason" and the consequent "toppling" of its director and Electronic Media Council chair Mirjana Rakic, ...

HND head says HNiP trying to introduce journalist servility

Despite their enormous effort, they have not been successful because as HND president I have been doing what I publicly promised, without any political motives or interference. 

HNiP says is exposed to HND president's attacks

"We are being exposed to public mud-slinging and now even 'on behalf of 600,000 members of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)', we are being accused of representing politically orchestrated journalism and of being totalitarians and careerists. 

HND: Gov't set to control public broadcaster in fashion of undemocratic regimes

The proposal by the parliamentary committee on the media that Kovacic, a Croatian Television editor and president of the Croatian Journalists and Publicists (HNiP) association, be appointed acting HRT director-general, is unacceptable, the HND said.

Journalists urge politicians not to create atmosphere of purges, fear

The HND said that opposition leader Zoran Milanovic was not defusing "the public hysteria" by claiming that he could say that HRT was in the service of the HDZ.

HND asks Grabar-Kitarovic: What have we done to deserve fascist attacks?

The Croatian Journalists Association (HND) on Monday issued a statement on its web site, asking President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic to explain what exactly the HND had done to deserve to be attacked with fascist methods.

IFJ urges Croatian leaders to stop undemocratic silencing of free media

The IJF said that journalists' organisations worldwide were very concerned about attacks on freedom of speech, freedom of the press and media freedom by members of the Croatian government and representatives of the majority in the Croatian Parliament.

Association accuses ruling HDZ of deterioration in media freedoms

"Mr. Karamarko has never retracted this statement, nor has he apologised to citizens of Croatia," the HND said.

Journalists Association president says Corps of Internet Journalists non-existent

Lekovic was responding to a press release in which the said Corps supported Culture Minister Zlatko Hasanbegovic's decision on Friday to dissolve the Non-Profit Media Commission.

Corps of Internet Journalists backs culture minister's decision

The Croatian Journalists Association's (HND) Corps of Internet Journalists on Saturday supported Culture Minister Zlatko Hasanbegovic's decision to dissolve the Non-Profit Media Commission, ...

Karamarko says government to introduce transparent media cofinancing

"I entirely refute criticism as well as insinuations by Croatian Journalists' Association president Sasa Lekovic who has called on me to replace Culture Minister Zlatan Hasenbegovic over the announced changes in the co-financing of associations and the media," 

Ministry says non-profit media commission dissolved in line with rules

Culture Minister Zlatko Hasanbegovic has dissolved the Non-Profit Media Commission in line with his powers, the ministry said in a press release on Friday.

HND, Platform 112 against nomination of Hasanbegovic as culture minister

The Croatian Journalists' Association (HND) issued a statement late on Thursday saying that it was appalled by the nomination of Zlatko Hasanbegovic as Minister of Culture in the new government.