Croatia profile

Newspaper reader Croatian media generally enjoy a high decree independence

Croatia's media enjoy a high degree of independence. Croatian Radio-TV, HRT, is the state-owned public broadcaster and is financed by advertising and a licence fee.

Public TV is the main source of news and information. National commercial networks and dozens of private local TV stations compete for viewers. The cable and satellite market is well developed.

There are three national public radio networks, four national commercial channels, regional public radios and more than 130 local and regional radios.

In the newspaper sector, there are six national and four regional dailies. Austrian and German concerns have large stakes in the print media.

Reporters face political pressure and intimidation, says US-based Freedom House. Journalists covering organised crime and corruption are also at risk.

Around 3.2 million Croatians are online (Internetworldstats.com, June 2012). There are more than 1 million Facebook users. The telecom sector is the most developed in the region.

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