Croatia: governmental attacks on Media Freedom

The decision to abolish state subsidies for non-profit media in Croatia was announced by Croatian Minister of Culture, Zlatko Hasanbegović, on the 27th of January 2016. The International and European Federations of Journalists join their affiliates in Croatia, the Croatia Journalists’ Association (HND) and the Trade Union of Croatian Journalists (Sinoh) in condemning this decision, as well as the minister of Culture dissolution of the Expert Committee for non-profit media before the end of his mandate. “Non-profit media in Croatia arose as an oasis of critical and professional journalism, focusing on topics ignored by most other media outlets, bolstering the freedoms and…

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    Croatia Journalists’ Association Address Hrvatsko Novinarsko Drustvo 10,000 Zagreb, Perkovceva 2/1 Croatia Staff Hrvoje Zovko (President) Vladimir Lulic (General Secretary) Phone +385 1 48 28 333 Email hnd(at)hnd(dot)hr Contact Person Sasa Lekovic sasa.lekovic1(at)gmail(dot)com Vesna Arsovski varsovski(at)hnd(dot)hr Website www.hnd.hr   Trade Union of Croatian Journalists Address Hrvatsko Novinarsko Drustvo 10,000 Zagreb, Perkovceva, 2/1 President Maja Sever Phone 3851 48 26 947 Email sinoh(at)hnd(dot)hr Contact person Markina Bolijkovac Website www.snh.hr