On February 18th , the Croatian Sports Journalists Association (www.hzsn.hr) organized at the Novinarski dom (Journalist home) in Zagreb the selection of the best sports journalists, reporters, publicists, and other titles in media and communications in 2012.


On February 18th , the Croatian Sports Journalists Association (www.hzsn.hr) organized at the Novinarski dom (Journalist home) in Zagreb the selection of the best sports journalists, reporters, publicists, and other titles in media and communications in 2012.

Srdan Fabijanac, longtime chronicler of Split and Croatian sports from Hrvatski radio, was proclaimed the best sports journalist, while the recognition for broadcast journalism went to the young journalist from the Sports Television, host of the TV show "Paralympic", Iva Milanovic-Litre. Award for local journalism was presented to the journalist from Radio Dalmacija Marin Mrduljas. Blaz Duplancic, author of the comprehensive book about football - "1950 – the year of Torcida and Hajduk" – was awarded for authorship in publishing. Award for the best-organized press service went to Igor Jagic, PR of the basketball club Cedevita. The best water polo coach in the world Ratko Rudic, also the Manager of the golden water polo team at London Olympics, received HZNS’s special award for cooperation with the media.

HZSN’s special recognition went to the co-authors of the COC news service project Sports Croatia (www.hoo.hr), Radica Jurkin and Zeljko Erceg. In the presence of many notable persons of Croatian sports, politics and journalism, HZSN awards and recognitions were presented to the winners by the Minister and Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports Zeljko Jovanovic and Peter Skansi, President and Secretary General of the Croatian Olympic Committee Zlatko Matesa and Josip Cop, President of the Croatian Journalists' Association Zdenko Duka and President of the Croatian Association of Sports Journalists Jura Ozmec.

Before the awarding ceremony, the session of the HZSN Parliament took place, with Jura Ozmec as its chairman. The session emphasized serious problems that bother the sports journalism; from dismissals, reducing labor rights up to recovery of outstanding debts.