Tuesday, 2 October 2018

HRT Programming Council Worried about Situation at Public Broadcaster

ZAGREB, October 2, 2018 - The programming council of the Croatian national broadcaster on Monday convened an emergency session to discuss the situation on Croatian Radio and Television (HRT) following the latest developments, including the dismissal of journalist Hrvoje Zovko, and concluded by a majority vote that the situation on HRT was concerning due to disrespect of journalistic standards and ethical norms as well as the state of media freedoms.

Monday, 1 October 2018

HND Demands End to Intimidation of Journalists

ZAGREB, October 1, 2018 - After HND leader Hrvoje Zovko's dismissal from the Croatian national broadcaster (HTR) at short notice, the HND association of journalists in Croatia on Monday sent an appeal to several national and international institutions asking them to show support to Zovko and to help stop "the intimidation, censorship and arbitrariness which the HRT Board carries out in this public company, directly destroying professional journalism."

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

NGOs Warn of Erosion of Media Freedoms in Croatia

ZAGREB, September 26, 2018 - The House of Human Rights Zagreb and the GONG nongovernmental organisation warned on Wednesday that media freedoms at the HRT public broadcaster were being eroded by continued politicisation of programmes and exertion of pressure on HRT reporters and editors.

Saturday, 22 September 2018

International Journalists Associations Slam Possible Dismissal of HRT Journalist

ZAGREB, September 22, 2018 - Three international journalists' associations on Friday joined the Croatian Journalists' Association (HND) in condemning Croatian Radio and Television's (HRT) decision to terminate HND president Hrvoje Zovko, who has worked for HRT as a journalist and editor for 20 years.

Thursday, 20 September 2018

HRT Starts Procedure to Dismiss President of Main Journalists Association

ZAGREB, September 20, 2018 - The Croatian Journalists Association (HND) condemned on Thursday in the strongest terms the launching of a procedure to fire reporter, Croatian Radio and Television (HRT) editor and HND president Hrvoje Zovko.

Thursday, 6 September 2018

FIFA Investigating Croatian TV Commentator for Ticket Scalping at World Cup

Two HRT employees allegedly tried to sell dozens of tickets.

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Public Broadcaster’s Licence Fee Declared Constitutional

ZAGREB, August 29, 2018 - The Constitutional Court has rejected several complaints concerning the Law on the Croatian Radio-Television (HRT) and provisions regulating radio and television licence fee, noting that this isn't a parafiscal tax but rather a "specific monetary obligation," to access "those radiodiffusion services that are conducted as a public interest."

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Croatian TV Series "The Paper" Sold to Netflix

ZAGREB, April 3, 2018 - The management of Croatian Radio and Television (HRT) on Tuesday confirmed that the drama series The Paper (originally: Novine), produced by the Drugi Plan production company, has been sold to the American global provider of streaming films and television series Netflix, which will make it available to a market of almost half a billion viewers in close to 190 countries.

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Croatian Radio Television Urged to Cut Costs

ZAGREB, March 15, 2018 - The Croatian government on Thursday recommended that the parliament adopt a report on the operation of the Croatian Radio Television (HRT) public broadcaster in 2016 but also oblige the public media service to make a plan to cut its loan debt, reduce operating costs and the cost of external contractors, increase the efficiency of its permanent staff and carry out restructuring due to problems identified in its business operations.

Friday, 9 February 2018

Croatian Radio Television Opens Bureau in Mostar

ZAGREB, February 9, 2018 - Croatian Radio and Television (HRT) on Friday reopened its bureau in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, after a four-year break.

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