Verdict for Goldstein is attack on freedom of speech

Croatian Journalists' Association (CJA) considers recent verdict for Ivo Goldstein, history teacher at the Zagreb University, to be attack on freedom of speech and freedom of criticism as well as of debate. Ivo Goldstein has by that final judgment been sentenced to fine because of his article published in Globus Magazine.


Daphne Project: 18 media continue investigations of murdered Maltese journalist

Monday marks six months since the brutal assassination of our colleague Daphne Caruana Galizia, Malta’s foremost investigative journalist. For the past five months, in the greatest secrecy, 45 journalists from 15 countries, representing 18 media and organizations, have been investigating Malta and Europe in the footsteps of Daphne Caruana Galizia. Three French media, the investigation cell of Radio France, Le Monde and France 2 have worked in collaboration with The Guardian, Reuters, The Süddeutsche Zeitung, The New York Times including within this international consortium of journalists.


Fact-checking around the world: Inside Croatia’s Faktograf

Veteran journalist Petar Vidov was covering political corruption and organized crime for Index, Croatia’s most visited news portal, when talk of a fledgling fact-checking operation caught his attention. He left his high-profile job to help make the startup a reality.


Regionalna Platforma pozdravlja uhićenje napadača na Sadikovića: Policija pokazala učinkovitost

Regionalna platforma Zapadnog Balkana za zagovaranje medijskih sloboda i sigurnost novinara, koja zastupa više od 8000 članova, pozdravlja učinkovitu reakciju Uprave policije Crne Gore, koja je identificirala i privela dvojicu osumnjičenih za podmetanje eksplozivne naprave na automobil u blizini kuće novinara Seada Sadikovića u Bijelom Polju.


Police intervention in Mitrovica North affected safety of journalists

The Western Balkan’s Regional Platform for Advocating Media Freedom and Journalists’ Safety, representing more than 8000 members, condemns the latest incidents against media and journalists during the police intervention in Mitrovica North.


Men who threatened to kill CJA president convicted

Ivan Goluban from Zabok is convicted to one year in prison with three-years suspension because of three death threat he had texted to Saša Leković, the CJA president by the end of 2016.


Désir: “Contrary to what populists say, you cannot oppose the people to the press”

At the closing conference of the Media Against Hate project, held in Brussels on 5 and 6 March, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Representative on Freedom of the Media Harlem Désir gave an interview to the Croatian Journalists' Association, commenting on current issues and problems in journalism.


Community media: 30 million kunas just for non-profit media publishers

According to the Annual Plan for Calls for Proposals for 2018 call for proposal for applications “Community Media” should be announced in April this year. It target however just non-profit publishers has been confirmed to Croatian Journalists’ Association (CJA) in the Ministry of Culture. That decision means that the Ministry accepted CJA’s arguments that the money from that fund (European Social Fund, ESF) could be used exclusively for non-profit media.


First instance verdict: 15 months in prison for attacking the journalist

Nenad Šajnović, who physically attacked Nova TV reporter Ema Branica on September 16, 2017, while she was working, was convicted at Bjelovar Court to 15 months in prison at the first instance (suspended sentence). The attack took place in Veliki Pašljan close to the town of Garešnica during shooting the story for Nova TV show „Verified“ (Provjereno“).


CJA, Union of HRT Journalists and CJA Branch of the County condemn the decision of Sisak Mayor to bann reporting to HRT correspondent

On February 22, 2018, Igor Ahmetović, HRT correspondent, was not allowed to enter Sisak City Council session. Security guard explained that entrance into the City Hall and consequently reporting from sessions was not allowed to Croatian Radio-television (HRT). We call for MS Kristina Ikić Baniček, Sisak Mayor, to withdraw that decision and let HRT correspondents do their jobs.


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