Fairpress contacted via telephone former acting editor-in-chief of Novi list, Robert Frank, asking him if allegations about censoring the topic of Glas Istre are true.
I’m no longer editor-in-chief and I have no comment on that, Frank said briefly; he is now media advisor at Novi list.
The question is raised of why the editorial board of Novi list is hiding information about Glas Istre from its readers and why they’ve censored the report about a topic that was one of the most pressing pieces of news of the day, news which even the Croatian Radiotelevision (HRT) reported on.
The fact is that last week Novi list didn’t publish the report nor the commentary about the way union commissioners are being treated in Glas Istre. To recall, five union commissioners in Glas Istre got fired even though they were legally protected from getting fired. The last one who found himself in that position is former union commissioner and member of the Works Council of Glas Istre, Paulo Gregorović, who apparently received an illegal notice of dismissal, because of his four-year union operations and warnings of irregularities, and not due to economic and organisational reasons, as was concluded by the Management of the daily newspaper, which Fairpress already wrote about. To recall, Gregorović also told Fairpress that “the dismissal is revenge for reporting superiors of getting drunk during working hours and revenge for filling criminal and offence charges against the Management of Glas Istre”.