CJA’s APPEAL TO THE MEDIA: REFRAIN FROM ANY SENSATIONALIST REPORTING ON THE RETURN OF CROATIAN CITIZENS FROM ZAMBIA

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The Croatian Journalists’ Association appeals to all journalists and media reporting on the return of Croatian citizens from Zambia and their children to refrain from any sensationalist reporting and instead report in accordance with the principles of journalistic profession.

Similarly, we urge not to publish detailed routes of their return as they should be spared any discomfort from various quarters who could learn all the details of their return through the media. Let’s respect the privacy of individuals and their families, as well as the fact that after months of shameful lynching without a shred of evidence, to which they were subjected by some sections of the public, politicians, and obscure media, they must start a normal life again with their families. CJA explicitly appeals to everyone to be particularly careful in their treatment of children.

The Croatian Journalists’ Association thanks all journalists and media who have professionally reported on this distressing case in recent months and have raised awareness of the severity of the situation faced by our fellow citizens among the majority of the public, unlike some of our colleagues who have eagerly joined in the persecution of our fellow citizens.

For the Executive Board,

Hrvoje Zovko, President of the Croatian Journalists’ Association