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Attacks on the Press in 2007 - Snapshots: Croatia

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date February 2008
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Attacks on the Press in 2007 - Snapshots: Croatia, February 2008, available at: [accessed 22 January 2018]
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Robert Valdec, anchor of the popular weekly program "Istraga" (Investigation) on Zagreb's independent Nova TV, received numerous phone and e-mail death threats from December 2006 to March 2007. The anonymous messages did not specify particular broadcasts, but colleagues believed they were in response to "Istraga" reenactments of crimes committed during the Croatian conflict of the 1990s. The threats against Valdec graphically described the manner in which he was to be executed. "Istraga" is known for its coverage of organized crime, wrongful imprisonments, and domestic violence. Police began investigating the threats against Valdec in January, but no arrests were made.

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