German reporting on Croatian Public Service (HRT): Atmosphere resembling North Korea

The author of the report is German journalist Grit Eggerickx, who arrived in Croatia through an exchange of journalists program to deal with environmental issues, but soon noticed that the very way HRT works, including its censorship, represents an interesting topic, reports.

Croatian Journalist Fined for ‘Anti-Police’ Twitter Message

Gordan Duhacek, a journalist from Croatian website, was fined around 100 euros at Zagreb's Misdemeanour Court on Monday for posted a Twitter message in July last year, which discussed police treatment of arrested people and contained the anti-police acronym 'ACAB' ('All Coppers are Bastards').

Croatian capital to build 3.5-meter tall Tudjman statue

The mayor of Croatia's capital Zagreb, Milan Bandic, has signed a contract to design a 3.5-meter tall statue of former Croatian President Franjo Tudjman.

"The statue will be installed in the meadow on the corner of Grada Vukovara and Hrvatske Bratske Zajednice streets," Bandic announced, reported.

Pedestrian manhandled, handcuffed for crossing against light

A policeman in Osijek, Croatia "threw a middle-aged woman onto the concrete and handcuffed her" for crossing the street against a red light.

This has been reported by the Croatian website, which noted the incident happened on Thursday morning, "and caused a good deal of attention among citizens."

Croatia: Church dignitaries back fascist salute initiative

High-ranked dignitaries of the Catholic Church in Croatia are among the signatories of a petition for the Croatian army to start using a fascist salute.

This has been reported by the Croatian website, which added that "persons of various profiles said it was an old Croatia salute, and don't mind at all that it was also the official salute used during the NDH."