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Commemoration Held for Reporter Vladimir Matijanić

By 11 August 2022

ZAGREB, 11 August, 2022 - The Croatian Journalists Association (HND) on Thursday held a commemoration for reporter Vladimir Matijanić, who died last Friday.

Attending the event, held in Split, were members of Matijanić's family, fellow journalists, friends, and others who respected the late reporter, whose death, caused by COVID-19, attracted public attention following media reports that doctors in Split failed to provide him with adequate care even though he had a number of underlying conditions.

"Nobody can be indifferent to the way (his death) happened," HND president Hrvoje Zovko said in his speech, noting that "we are living in a country whose system has killed yet another innocent man."

In a message to Health Minister Vili Beroš and staff at the KBC Split hospital, Zovko said that Matijanić's fellow journalists and friends would not stop asking questions until they obtained all the answers and until someone was called to account for Matijanić's death.

Earlier in the day, Matijanić was laid to rest at Split's Lovrinac cemetery in the presence of his family, friends, numerous fellow journalists as well as politicians.

As a reporter, he uncovered numerous scandals and was one of the best Croatian investigative journalists and analysts.

He started his career at the Slobodna Dalmacija daily and continued it in the Feral Tribune weekly, after which he returned to Slobodna Dalmacija. In recent years he worked for the Index news website.

He wrote the book "Kerum i propadanje Splita" (Kerum and the decline of Split), and was awarded by the HND for online journalism.

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