Source/Author: Hina
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Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia, Andrej Plenković, participating on Friday in Split at the celebration of the 80th anniversary of Slobodna Dalmacija, announced the adoption of a new media law, emphasizing that it will mark a step forward after about 20 years of the existing media law and that consideration is also being given to new powers for the Electronic Media Council.

“We are thinking about respecting professionalism in journalism and, through the National Recovery and Resilience Plan, about criteria for verifying data and the truthfulness of information,” Plenković said and emphasized that in the internet and conflictual times, we live in a world of hybrid wars, reported Hina.

“Therefore, as a state, we support the independence of the media and their financial sustainability, thus strengthening what is most important, and that is Croatian democracy,” Prime Minister Plenković emphasized, adding that in this regard, Slobodna Dalmacija makes a significant contribution.

“This is a great jubilee of one of the key and most influential Croatian newspapers, which not only represents a culture of living but also has a broader impact on the entire political, economic, and cultural context in Croatia,” said Prime Minister Plenković at tonight’s ceremony at the Ivan Meštrović Gallery in Split.

He reminded that Slobodna Dalmacija covered local, national, and global issues as well as sports, and through this daily newspaper, top journalism and literary talents have passed.

Many guests from the political and public life, sports, media, popular music, economy, and culture attended the celebration of the 80th anniversary of Slobodna Dalmacija. Traditional awards for journalists were also presented at the ceremony of Slobodna Dalmacija, and Damir Tolj received the annual journalism award.