H-Alter

Croatia: Media, audience and power. The column of Helena Popović

23/11/2017

A non-critical eye might think we are in the era of a new Renaissance of the human being: an active, mobile, “prosperous” media user. From the other hand it should be observed that in contemporary times the material conditions of life stands in contradiction with the discursive structure of the individual of the 21st century. Interactive technologies have the potential to create autonomous production, but the revolution in communication technology is shaped by organizations and institutions that have the primary purpose to generate profits.

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Croatia: a new transparency for the Ministry of Culture

21/11/2017

The commissioner for the access to public information Anamarija Musa cancelled the provisions by which the former Minister of Culture Zlattko Hasanbegovic had prevented Croatian public from being aware of the work of his ministry, in particular as regard non-profit media.

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Croatia: a legislative proposal to protect whistleblowers?

24/10/2017

Even in Croatia preparations are underway for the adoption of a law on protection of whistleblowers. The action plan for the implementation of the anti-corruption strategy 2015-2020 foresees that a law on whistleblowing is being adopted in the third quarter of 2018. The government is creating a working group to elaborate the project, but according to H -Alter Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic will find a way to “mitigate the impact” of a provision on this matter.

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Croatia: always the same

24/10/2017

The head of newly formed media sector of the Ministry of Culture was presented as a “media legislation expert”, but while she was working at the Agency for Electronic Media, he misapplied some law regulations. As an information officer, Zvoranić has shown far more consideration for interests of media corporation than for the right of journalists and the general public to access information about their public commitments which regard quality of program for which broadcasting they had been granted a concession.

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Croatia: the right to be UNinformed

04/10/2017

Today’s information is largely focused on news that has no impact on the quality of people lives: advertising combined with black story are spreading a mix of distrust and fear. The problem of the intent of the information is arising in Croatia.

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Croatia: To the right, to the right. An analysis from Ivana Perić

27/09/2017

Ivana Perić gives a look to the right side: the lectures, the books, the woman's vision, the rhetoric about immigration. Which country emerges from the right-wing media?

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Croatia: “Novosti”, a newspaper under threat

18/09/2017

In the last few days the campaign “Let’s shutdown Novosti” has reached a peak. Željka Markić wrote once again to the Prime Minister Plenković about cutting finances to “these anti-Croatian elements” and her campaign gained more and more supporters - among them Dražen Keleminec, who burned a copy of “Novosti”. Government leaders have been going on to consider all recent events as irrelevant, and they missed opportunity to condemn pressure on journalists and editors even on a symbolic level.

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Croatia: how much does fascist propaganda cost?

18/09/2017

Why does the Croatian State should finance those media which offer fascist contents? Examining the case of Z1 television, H-Alter opens a discussion with media experts as Gordana Vilović, Hajrudin Hromadžić and Vjeran Zuppa.

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Marko Grdešić on “Liberal.hr”: criticizing a “liberal” website

18/09/2017

A careful analysis of the contents published by the Croatian portal "Liberal.hr " highlights the high rates of nationalism combined with a super strong criticism of the State. A questionable approach from the point of view of journalistic deontology which however shows the populist instances of Croatian society…

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Metamorphosis - transgender beyond taboos

01/03/2017

Transgenderism is still a big taboo in our society - in the rare cases it is a topic in Croatian media, journalists resort to sensationalism and superficiality. But mostly, there's only silence

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