Croatian journalists take to the streets to protest the curbing of media freedom

epa07408170 Croatian reporters, human rights activists and citizens, organized by the Croatian Journalists Association, protest during a manifestation against rising threats to media freedom in downtown Zagreb, Croatia, 02 March 2019. Among other forms of pressure, they denounce more than 1160 active lawsuits filed against them. They called on the public broadcaster, HRT, to withdraw their 33 lawsuits against journalists and media outlets, in which it seeks total damages of around 300,000 euros. The protest has been supported by more then 30 NGO (Not Governative Organizations) for human rights and democracy and the opposition parties. EPA-EFE/ANTONIO BAT

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The Washington Post reports on the protest in the Croatian capital Zagreb by local  journalists  to protests curbing of media freedom in the country.

Hundreds of Croatian journalists on Saturday participated in the capital Zagreb against what they say is pressure on journalists and curbing of media freedoms in the European Union country.

The protest was dubbed “You took over media, we won’t give up journalism,” and was organized by the Croatian Journalists’ Association in protest over more than 1,100 lawsuits filed against journalists in the country.

The participants then delivered their demands against censorship in the media to the Croatian government.

The issue came into focus after Croatia’s public broadcaster, HRT, filed more than 30 lawsuits against its own and other journalists.

Via The Washington Post

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