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Croatia - Journalist's effigy burned publicly during carnival

Reporters without borders
Appalled to learn that an effigy of Croatian journalist Ante Tomic, a reporter for the newspaper Slobodna Dalmacija, was publicly burned on 17 February, Reporters Without Borders condemns this act of symbolic violence and calls on the authorities to react. The effigy was set on fire towards the end of a carnival in the small southern town of Proložac, after a speech in which Tomic, who is from Proložac, was declared responsible for all of Croatian society's evils. “Is it possible in a (...)

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