Science journalists in Croatia have established a new association of science writers today in Zagreb, Croatia.
The group is hosted as an official branch of Croatian Journalists’ Association (HND).
The group elected its president, Ivan Fischer, an editor at Jutarnji List newspaper, and deputy, Maja Vadic, journalist at Croatia’s public TV (HTV).
Founding of the Croatian science writers association
The group hopes to help support new and existing science writers, and link up with their international colleagues.
It comes following many years of inaction by the existing association of science journalists, and after recent political pressure on science journalists.
The branch was founded by Ivo Lučić (Hina), Radoslav Dejanović (Monitor), Miroslav Ambruš-Kiš (freelance journalist), Ivana Kalogjera Brkić (freelance journalist), Dora Kršul (srednja.hr), Ružica Matić (100posto.hr), Nenad Jarić Dauenhauer (indeks.hr), Vedrana Simičević (Novi list) and as an external member of Saša Ceci (HRT).
The branch will gather at the beginning of next year and define the work program. And all other HND members who are in the media following science topics can join in its work.
The founding of the Croatian Journalists’ Association was also the HND Secretary-General Vladimir Lulić, who congratulated his colleagues and colleagues on the initiative.
The professional branches of the HND are set up to enhance the professional work of journalists and are a special interest of journalists within the HND. The president of a branch is also a member of the Central Committee and the HND Assembly, where there are already branches for sports, health, research, environment, tourism, automotive, agrarian, IT and satirical journalists. The assembly of the photojournalist who has been working outside the HND framework for a number of years is now in the process of restoring its work.