Articles of journalists of Novi list about illegal dismissals in Glas Istre censored?!; Frank: I’m no longer editor-in-chief and I have no comment
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Fairpress has found out from the ranks close to the newspaper Novi list that articles of the journalists of Novi list about the latest worrisome events in Glas Istre regarding illegal dismissals of journalists and union commissioners, who warned of irregularities in the work of the Management of this daily newspaper, have been censored. Namely, according to the information that Fairpress has received, journalist of Novi list, Siniša Pavić, reported from last week’s press conference of the Trade Union of Croatian Journalists (SNH) and the Croatian Journalists’ Association (HND) about systematic dismissals of journalists and union commissioners in Glas Istre; however, his article wasn’t published. Then, a day later, journalist Boris Pavelić wrote a commentary about the way union commissioners are treated in Glas Istre. However, his article wasn’t published either. Fairpress learned that former acting editor-in-chief of Novi list, Robert Frank, didn’t publish a report nor a commentary about the events in Glas Istre. This week, Frank was dismissed, and from 11 July this year instead of him, Edi Prodan has been placed as acting editor-in-chief of Novi list.

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.

Fairpress also contacted the new acting editor-in-chief, Edi Prodanov, asking whether the topic of Glas Istre is the only thing that’s being censored in Novi list or whether there are more things being censored; however, he didn’t respond to the question by the conclusion of this article.

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”.

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