CROATIA: SEEMO concerned over political language used against journalists in Croatia

CROATIA, CROATIA, 08/12/2014, 09:05

he South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) expressed its concerned over the latest occurrences in Croatia.

Dujomir Marasovic, the MP of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) stated during a Parliament session that once the new government is elected, which he believes he will be a part of, the first thing on the agenda will be to „wipe clean“ the current staff and authorities of Croatian Radio and TV - HRT, the national public broadcaster.

He was immediately criticised by members of other parties and the Parliament President for his outburst of animosity. The Croatian Journalists’ Association called it a classical and primitive political threat, and stated that they will work hard to inform both the Croatian and European public about the hate speech terminology used amongst the country’s politicians.

„SEEMO supports the Croatian Journalists Association, the public broadcaster HRT and all those who could be affected by such foul language and dangerous discourse, coming from a political representative. “ SEEMO Secreaty General Oliver Vujovic has said.

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