Reporter Ends Hunger Strike after Meeting Prime Minister

Total Croatia News

ZAGREB, October 20, 2018 – Prime Minister Andrej Plenković on Friday evening received investigative journalist Domagoj Margetić at his request and called on him to end his hunger strike, which the reporter did, the Croatian government said on its website.

Speaking to Plenković, Margetić expressed concern about what he described as pressure to which he had been exposed in his work as a journalist while Prime Minister Plenković reiterated the government’s strong commitment to respecting media freedoms and the work of all journalists.

The information presented by the reporter will be forwarded to the relevant authorities, the government said, adding that the prime minister called on Margetić to end his hunger strike, which he did.

Margetić had been on a hunger strike for 44 days over threats and attacks against him.

According to data from the Croatian Journalists Association (HND), which was forwarded to the police, the Ministry of the Interior, the Justice Ministry and the Office of the Chief State Prosecutor, over the past few years Margetić reported a number of death threats, attacks on his property and two physical assaults, one of which the prosecutors treat as an attempted murder.


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