During pre-election meeting in Zagreb, on Thursday, September 8, Zdenko Duka, journalists and former CJA president, was reputedly verbally attacked by some participants of the meeting. Zdenko Duka attended the meeting in capacity of daily Novi list reporter.
He was offended and yelled at to work for SDP and against Croatia. And that he is a spy.
At one moment one rather large group started to take photos of Zdenko Duka as they shouted his name.
CJA condemns insults shouted against journalist Zdenko Duka at HDZ pre-election meeting as well as any offence and verbal attack on journalists doing their jobs. We remind organizers of political and other public meetings that they legally have to take care about order and peace at public meetings they organize. We alarm them that if verbal violence should turn to physical, they are to be responsible.
Saša Leković, CJA president