ZAGREB, 18.12.2017. – Croatian Journalists’ Association (CJA) welcomes Prime Minister Plenković’s statement that frequent threats against journalists are inadmissible and dangerous for freedom of speech and media.
Croatian Journalists’ Association (CJA) welcomes Prime Minister Plenković’s statement that frequent threats against journalists through social networks are inadmissible and that he finds them to be dangerous for freedom of speech and media.
The Prime Minister said he expected those threats to be processed in the most efficient way.
We welcome that statement from our Prime Minister followed by multiple threats against journalists, including death threats, and after many CJA appeals for politicians, especially those in power, to condemn those worrisome incidents.
As the Prime Minister himself behaved inappropriately in several occasions regarding journalists, we call him not to go on with it so his yesterday’s statement shoul be confirmed in practice.
CJA also reminds that threats the Prime Minister has talked about are just one part of threats against journalists in four years. In that period CJA recorded 41 attacks.
CJA calls all politicians to join the Prime Minister in condemning threats against journalists and to contribute to the atmosphere of tolerance by their public actions.