“The Ministry of Culture and Media condems all forms of violence and abuse. We think that every accusation must be investigated and sanctioned should it be substantiated in accordance with legal regulations. We advocate clearer procedures and equal treatment in all cases of suspected violence in the case at the HRT and in all other institutions,” the Ministry said on Tuesday in response to HINA’s query about the dismissal of Hrvoje Zovko, an employee of the HRT national broadcaster and the president of the Croatian Journalists’ Association (HND).
At the same time, respecting the presumption of innocence, we stress that everyone must have an equal right to express and present their defence, the Ministry added.
They noted that they had been informed about the details of the procedure in the case of Hrvoje Zovko’s dismissal from the media and once again underscore “the importance of equal treatment of all employees”.
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