The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) is alarmed about the fact that the mayor of the City of Split, Ivo Baldasar, and his team, decided not to inform more regularly the journalist Dragan Miljus, working for the web-portal Index.hr, about the activities of the City administration of Split. Miljus reported in the past critical about activities of the mayor and city administration.
Miljus was informed by an official letter from the City about this decision.
"This is a step against freedom of information. A public institution, like the administration of a city, has to be open to all media. This mayor of Split has to accept also critical voices by Miljus", Oliver Vujovic, SEEMO Secretary General said. "The right of journalists to report from public institutions is also regulated by the law in Croatia", Vujovic added.