Journalists’ Association welcomes striking of criminal libel from Penal Code

ZAGREB, Oct 24 (Croatia Sun News) – The Croatian Journalists’ Association (HND) on Thursday welcomed the striking of criminal libel from the Penal Code but noted that practically it had not been applied against journalists since 2014.

This reform strikes a criminal offence which since 2014, when it was reformulated, has been a dead letter anyway, the HND said on its Facebook page.

“The HND therefore asks the government to decriminalise all offences against one’s honour and reputation, which we have been suggesting for years. Also, we believe that civil law gives anyone who considers themselves harmed enough room to win appropriate satisfaction.”

(Source: Hina)

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