Other threats to journalists, N1 crew, Zagreb, 14.10.2020.

On October 14, while preparing for a live broadcast in Zagreb, TV N1 journalist Matea Dominikovic, cameraman Ivan Teskera and Professor Alemka Markotic, Director of the Clinic for Infectious Diseases, were verbally attacked for not wearing protective masks. While the conditions of filming were in compliance with the existing health measures introduced by the Croatian government, the couple – described by Dominkovic as “visibly drunk” –  shouted threats and severe insults. At one point they instructed their Doberman dog to “sit and wait for the attack”. The unknown couple left after Ivan Teskera tried to calm the situation and Prof Markotic said she would call the police.

Contry CRO
Name and Surname N1 crew
Gender Group Matea Dominikovic and Ivan Teskera
Date 14/10/2020
City / Location Zagreb, Croatia
Type of incident Other threats to journalists
By whom To journalists by citizens
Name of the perpetrator Kristijan Glogović
Type of media Radio and television
Media name N1
Source Media
Article and legislation violated (nationally) Art. 6 - Law on Misdemeanors against Public Order and Peace.
Legal closure Decision on the merits is made
Legal closure decision The attacker was sentenced to 20 days in prison (probation).
Was journalist`s association informed Yes
What was journalists' association reaction The CJA responded with a statement condemning the attack. The Regional Platform announcement was sent to local authorities and international organizations. The attack was also announced on the CoE platform.
Were authorities informed? Case was reported to the police