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Regional conference „Media Freedom and Security of Journalists in Western Balkans“: Violence against journalists is increasing

Number of attacks against journalists has increased in last few years. What causes even more worries is the fact that physical attacks and violence against journalists has increased too. That was pointed out at the opening of two-day conference „Media Freedom and Security of Journalists in Western Balkans“.

06.12.2016.

Session of the Parliament Media Committee: Attacks against journalists encouraged instead of been condemned

Parliament Media Committee had its session on Friday dedicated to threats and attacks against journalists. Committee members reached the conclusion that it was necessary to provide political and legal support to stop violence against journalists, but some of them expressed their opinion that journalists themselves were partly responsible for those attacks.

01.12.2016.

The Economist: Media freedom is dwindling in the Balkans

Too many ex-Yugoslav broadcasters are either threatened or threatening. Two decades ago, when the West began a strenuous effort to refashion war-ravaged Bosnia, improving the state of the local media in the Balkans—which had often stirred up hatred—was top of the list. But twenty years on, results are disappointing.

11.11.2016.

CJA president attacked – unknown perpetrator tempered with Leković's car

At the Bregana-Lipovac Highway Saša Leković's car started showing signs of being broken. After being checked out by professional mechanic it was found that two screws at front right wheel were sawed. That kind of damage might cause fatal accident for the driver and other car passengers.

28.10.2016.

CJA's Center for Media Development is Launched

At the inaugural conference the Center for Media Development, joint project of the Croatian Journalists' Association and Norwegian Institute for Journalism, has been launched. The project was realized within the EEA Fund for Bilateral Co-operation and Norwegian Grants.

27.10.2016.

Hina director Branka Gabriela Valentić got threatening letter

Branka Gabriela Valentić, director of Hina News Agency, received threatening letter full of disgusting offences regarding herself and Saša Leković, CJA president. Letter was signed by One HOS (Croatian Defense Forces) member and salute Za dom spremni (Ustasha's salute).

21.10.2016.

Inaugural Conference on the occasion of launching Center for Media Development

Croatian Journalists’ Association (CJA) has the pleasure of inviting to you the Inaugural Conference on the occasion of launching Center for Media Development, joint project of the CJA and Norwegian Institute for Journalism (NIJ). The project is to be realized within EEA Fund for Bilateral Co-operation Program and Norway grants.

19.10.2016.

Muižnieks: In Croatia an adequate environment for the work of the media has not yet been created

„Despite the existence of a sound legal framework for the protection of media freedoms, an adequate environment for the work of the media has not yet been created“, noted the EC Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks in his Report on visit to Croatia in April 2016.

06.10.2016.

CJA with its Norwegian partner launched Center for Media Development

Croatian Journalists' Association (CJA) in co-operation with the Norwegian Institute of Journalism has launched the Center for Media Development that will be operational by the end of October, after introductory Conference at Journalists' Building in Zagreb.

03.10.2016.

Result of cutting grants: 280 journalists without income, 20 non-profit media facing uncertain future

CJA calls for attention to the fact that by ending the program of awarding grants to non-profit media the Ministry of Culture is leaving 280 journalists without any income; 20 non-profit media is facing uncertain future.

01.10.2016.

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