Croatia: Glas Istre journalists on strike

Journalists on Croatia’s Glas Istre (Voice of Istria) newspaper  have entered their third day of strike action. They are protesting against wages and work places cuts.  The ownership of Glas Istre, until recently one of the few independent newspapers in Croatia, became increasingly doubtful throughout the past years. Croatia’s Journalist Union and IFJ back the strike.

This is the biggest uprising of print journalists in Croatia since Slobodna Dalmacija’s case in 1993, when the newspaper was privatised through a series of dubious administrative decisions. Since then, similar privatisation patterns were applied to many other Croatian media outlets.