journalists

Judges Association head says not necessary to react to judge's attack on press

Association of Croatian Judges president Djuro Sessa said on Wednesday he did not find it necessary" to react to Sibenik Municipal Court judge Maja Supe's recent attack on journalists, when she said they were not educated to cover trials and that they called her "the most corrupt judge in the country."

Turkey arrests novelist, journalist Asli Erdogan on terrorism charges

A Turkish court arrested novelist and journalist Asli Erdogan for alleged links to the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), Hurriyet daily reported on Saturday, after she was questioned by prosecutors. 

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.

Journalist posts fake interview with satirist who insulted Erdogan

The publisher of widely-read German tabloid Bild unleashed mass confusion on social media Wednesday when he posted an interview with Jan Boehmermann, the satirist facing criminal proceedings for insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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.    

Rights group slams court for closed-door decision in journalist trial

Human Rights Watch slams a Turkish court for deciding to hold a trial of two journalists who reported on alleged weapons shipments from Turkey to Syrian fighters behind closed doors.

Japanese journalist missing in Syria appears in video message online

A Japanese journalist who went missing in Syria last summer has appeared in a video message posted online, Japanese media reported Thursday.

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, ...

Turkish journalist sentenced to prison for insulting Erdogan

A journalist from Turkish daily newspaper Birgun has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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.

Russia: journalists in Syria in artillery attack from Turkish border

An international group of journalists in the northern Syrian province of Latakia, where Russia has an airbase, came under an artillery attack from the Turkish border, Russian Defence Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov says.

Three kidnapped reporters released in southern Turkey

Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency said that three of its journalists were released Sunday, two days after they were kidnapped in the country's restive south.

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.

No news as Greek journalists join strikes against reforms

Journalists in Greece on Wednesday joined other professions protesting the government's plans to reform the retirement system, after the umbrella organization for journalist unions called for a 24-hour strike.

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, ...

Arrested journalists urge EU not to compromise on rights in Turkey talks

Turkey hosts more than two million Syrian refugees and is the main gateway for people trying to get to the EU, via the short sea crossing to the Greek islands.

AFP photographer claims attack by Croatian police at border

The NUNS said such actions were inappropriate and demanded an investigation and measures against the police officers in question.