MEDIA COMMITTEE DETERMINED CANDIDATES FOR THE PROGRAM COUNCIL AND THE HRT SUPERVISORY BOARD

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Source/Author: Hina
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The parliamentary Committee on Information, Informatization, and Media on Wednesday determined the list of seven candidates for the Croatian Radiotelevision (HRT) Program Council and voted on the proposal to appoint Dajana Barbić as a member of the HRT Supervisory Board until the end of the mandate.

The Media Committee accepted the list for the selection of four members of the Program Council, which includes Josip Čerina, Lidija Gašparović, Marko Gregur, Danijel Labaš, Antonija Petričušić, Rajko Stilinović, and Luka Šuput. The decision on the selection will be made by parliamentary deputies at the plenary session.

The procedure for selecting four members of the Program Council was initiated because the mandate of the Council’s President, Zdravka Kedža, and three members Lidija Gašparović, Ivica Lučić, and Zorislav Lukić, is expiring.

However, on the other hand, four candidates applied for the competition for the selection of one member of the HRT Supervisory Board, announced after Davor Zoričić requested dismissal. Upon the proposal of the ruling HDZ, the proposal for the appointment of Dajana Barbić was voted on, which will also be decided by parliamentary deputies at the plenary session.

The HRT Program Council consists of 11 members, nine of whom are appointed by the Parliament, two by the creative staff of the HRT, and it represents and protects the public interest by supervising the programming of public broadcasting. The HRT Council usually meets once every three months, and at least once a year, it submits a report to the Croatian Parliament on its work and the implementation of the program principles and obligations of the HRT established by law and the Contract with the Government.