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Hrvatski

Good governance / Media

23
07
2014

HND for striking defamation from penal code

The Croatian Journalists Association (HND) requested that the Justice Ministry and the government strike defamation from a bill of amendments to the Penal Code. Justice Minister Orsat Miljenic said that amendments to the Penal Code regarding defamation were aimed at preventing the abuse of imprecise legal provisions to restrict freedom of opinion and speech.

14
06
2014

Defamation provisions to remain in force, but ...

Under draft amendments to the Penal Code defined by the Justice Ministry, the Penal Code will retain provisions on the criminal act of defamation but only the most serious cases of defamation, to be called grave defamation, will be penalised, the head of the Criminal Law Department of the Justice Ministry, Ana Kordej, said on Saturday.

12
06
2014

Hands off the media!

Without free, independent, and pluralistic media citizens are deprived of the possibility to keep power accountable. Corruption and maladimistration prosper, personal business and political interest replace the common good of all, minorities face increasing marginalisation. The deterioration of media pluralism and media freedom in Europe is above all a threat to democracy.

13
02
2014

Radio industry ownership should be more transparent

The ownership structure of Croatia's radio industry should be more pluralistic, the private ownership should prevail with maximum transparency and honouring a good regulatory framework, a round table discussion said in Zagreb on Thursday. The discussion was held to mark World Radio Day, observed on 13 February.

10
01
2014

Journalists opposed to HRT's plan to close 11 local bureaux

The Croatian Journalists' Association (HND) and the Journalists' Union (SNH) on Friday strongly opposed the decision by the director-general of the public broadcaster HRT to close 11 of its local bureaux as part of the restructuring process.

11
06
2013

Objection to reduction of VAT on newspapers

Some external members of the parliamentary Finance Committee on Monday objected to a proposal to reduce Value Added Tax (VAT) on some daily newspapers, stating that the reduction of VAT from 10 percent to five ppercent should be applied to all newspapers and not just some, while some members said VAT should remain as it was.

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