By the moment this article was published, an official reaction came from the Croatian Journalists’ Association (HND) in which HND condemned the statement of Ivan Pernar for the news portal Fairpress. HND warned that it
deems equally responsible those politicians who do not condemn political threats towards journalists and thus encourage new threats, including physical attacks on
On the occasion of the controversial statement of M.P. Ivan Pernar, the association Partnership for Social Development asked for a response from the Parliamentary Committee on Information, Computerisation and the Media, i.e. Chairman of the Committee, Mr Jasen Mesić and the Office of the Ombudswoman. Continuing on its activities, the association sent the controversial author-edited-and-approved statement of M.P. Pernar for assessment to the State’s Attorney Office of the Republic of Croatia.
journalists as well.
According to the statements given via communication by telephone, a response from the Committee on Information, Computerisation and the Media as well as the Office of the Ombudswoman is expected within the next 24 hours.
The standpoint of the association Partnership for Social Development is that by such statements of politicians, especially from a Member of the Croatian Parliament, pressure is explicitly exerted on the freedom of the media, the Croatian Radio-Television and journalists that the politician deems unfit, which is contrary to all of the values protected by the Constitution and the laws of the Republic of Croatia.