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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.

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.

Hasanbegovic: Croatian and HDZ policies free of extremism

Croatia's caretaker Culture Minister Zlatko Hasanbegovic said on Tuesday that there was no extremism either in the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) or in Croatia's society and therefore no one should impose a legacy of so-called extremism in Croatian politics.

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.

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."

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.

HRT to air election debate between leaders of HDZ, SDP on Aug 12

Croatian Radio and Television (HRT) said on Monday it would broadcast an election debate between the leaders of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) and the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Andrej Plenkovic and Zoran Milanovic, respectively, at 8 pm on August 12.

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."

HRT says Grizli PR agency wasn't favoured

Grizli is also mentioned in a published contract, signed by the Austrian party but not the Croatian, which mentions "Otvoreno" and Sprlje. 

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.

Dominican province in Croatia distances itself from preacher's sermon

The provincial of the Dominican Province in Croatia, Friar Anto Gavric, has stated that the sermon made by preacher Luka Prcela on Sunday reflected only Prcela's personal opinions and did not include the positions and opinions of the province.

Priest resents president over NDH comment, she forgives him

"Mr. Prcela, You cannot forgive me my statement, but I forgive You Your Statement. Let us turn to the future," the Croatian president stated on her Facebook account.

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.

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.

Croatian, Turskish broadcasters sign cooperation protocol

As part of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Croatia, the Croatian and Turkish broadcasting corporations HRT and TRT signed a cooperation protocol on Tuesday.  

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

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.

Media committee rejects HRT's Programming Council report

The parliamentary Committee on Information, Computerisation and the Media on Wednesday by a majority vote rejecteda report on the activities of the public broadcaster HRT's Programming Council in 2014.

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.

OSCE rep. expresses "serious concerns" about media freedoms in Croatia

"These actions by the authorities raise serious concerns about the overall media freedom situation in the country," the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatovic, said in a press release.

Electronic Media Council comments on gov't proposal for its replacement

It said that it had continually warned Croatian Radio and Television (HRT) about the need to start keeping separate accounting records of revenues and expenses related to its public and commercial activities.

Changes in position of public broadcaster (HRT) programmes director

Croatian Radio and Television (HRT) acting director-general Sinisa Kovacic has appointed Jozo Barisic, a long standing journalist and editor of the national broadcaster, as acting director of the HRT programmes, thus replacing Sasa Runjic.

Acting director announces raising public broadcaster's professionalism

Croatian Radio and Television (HRT) acting director-general Sinisa Kovacic said on Friday, after parliament appointed him, that the level of the public broadcaster's professionalism would be raised in order to make media reporting objective.

Parliament appoints Sinisa Kovacic as HRT acting director-general

The Croatian parliament on Friday relieved Goran Radman of his duties as director-general of the HRT public broadcasting service and appointed HRT editor Sinisa Kovacic acting director-general.

HNiP fully supports Kovacic's nomination

Sinisa Kovacic, who accepted his nomination for the acting director-general of the Croatian national broadcaster (HRT), decided to step down as the president of the association called "Croatian Journalists and Publicists (HNiP)".

Proposal to replace HRT director not on parliament's agenda due to lack of quorum

More than 70 MPs gathered in the parliament chamber this afternoon, but when opposition MPs left after attending a discussion on the central bank's report for 2014, not enough MPs remained to take a vote to expand the agenda.

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.

Kovacic says media pluralism needed in light of social divisions

Kovacic made the statement ahead of a lecture on pluralism in the Croatian media he was to give at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of Mostar University.

Committee proposes parliament replace HRT director-general

With seven votes in favour and three abstentions, the parliamentary Committee on Information, Computerisation and the Media on Thursday proposed that the parliament relieve Goran Radman as director-general of the HRT public broadcasting service.

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.

HRT says Radman hasn't broken law, accusation untrue and malicious

"HRT director Goran Radman filed a lawsuit against the decision of the Conflict of Interest, the Administrative Court in Zagreb rejected the suit and the said verdict hasn't become final and this case is still ongoing,"

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 -

HDZ official: HRT director must leave due to incomepetence, violation of law

The plan to replace Radman has also been supported by Ivan Kovacic, who chairs the club of parliamentary deputies of the Bridge party, which recently formed the government with the HDZ-led Patriotic Coalition.

Milanovic says believes HRT works for HDZ

"(The HRT) criticised us too rather harshly when we were in power and that's their right, and I believe that the HRT works for the HDZ," Milanovic said during a visit to the coastal town of Tisno.

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.