Mirjana Rakić

Mirjana Rakić (born March 7, 1948) is a famous Croatian journalist.

Mirjana Rakić
Born(1948-03-07)March 7, 1948
EducationUniversity of Zagreb, Faculty of Political Science[1]
EmployerJRT (1971–1991)
HRT (1991–2012)
Known forTelevision presentation
Childrenno children[2]


She spent most of her career in the editorials for foreign policy issues at TV Zagreb and later Croatian Radiotelevision.[1] In 2005 she received the Maja Miles Prize for Journalism for her selection of topics that bring new and different sensibilities to the Croatian public space and raise the awareness about human rights and position of women at global level.[3] In her career, among many others, she interviewed Yasser Arafat, Margaret Thatcher and Muammar Gaddafi.[4]

The Croatian Parliament appointed Mirjana Rakić as president of the Council for Electronic Media and the director of the Agency for Electronic Media on February 1, 2014 with a mandate until February 3, 2019.[1][2] Opposition MPs of the Croatian Democratic Union voted against the appointment of Rakić, claiming that she said that in her view Franjo Tudjman was a war criminal.[5][6] Before she became head of the Agency for Electronic Media, Rakić was executive director of the Croatian Radiotelevision.[7] Mirjana Rakić was openly supportive of Croatian membership in the European Union during the negotiation process for full EU membership.[8] In an interview that she gave in December 2015 to the Croatian Journalists' Association she stated that in her career she never worked for commercial media outlets.[9] In another interview Rakić said that she was an ethnic Serbian and a member of the League of Communists of Croatia, but nevertheless due to her professionalism managed to preserve her workplace in the last decade of the 20th century when many other colleagues for the same reasons lost their jobs.[10] In 2015 Mirjana Rakić has held the position of President of the Mediterranean Network of Regulatory Authorities whose members are sent by national media regulatory bodies from Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, Cyprus, Turkey, Moldova, Greece, Republic of Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo,[a] Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Italy, Tunisia, France, Morocco, Spain and Portugal.[11][12][13]

Revocation of Z1 TV license and demonstrationsEdit

In January 2016, during Mirjana Rakić's mandate, the Council for Electronic Media punished Z1 Television suspending its concession for three days because of hate speech, after the journalist of the local television Marko Jurić warned the citizens not to walk near the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Lord, because "their children could become victims of Četnik slaughter".[14] Following the decision of the Council nationalist demonstrations were organized in which by police estimates about 5,000 people gathered, many of them shouting the Ustaša salute Za dom spremni while the leader of the protesters Velimir Bujanec gave a Četnik hat to Mirjana Rakić.[15][16] The new Vice-President of the Croatian Parliament Ivan Tepeš from the right-wing Croatian Party of Rights dr. Ante Starčević took also part in the demonstrations.[17]


  1. ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008. Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the 2013 Brussels Agreement. Kosovo is currently recognized as an independent state by 97 out of the 193 United Nations member states. In total, 112 UN member states are said to have recognized Kosovo at some point, of which 15 later withdrew their recognition.


  1. ^ a b c "Agencija za elektronske medije-Vijeće". Retrieved January 28, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Imovinsko stanje dužnosnika - Mirjana Rakić". Retrieved January 28, 2016.
  3. ^ "Dobitnice novinarske nagrade Ženske mreže Hrvatske za rodno osjetljivo novinarstvo 2005". Retrieved January 28, 2016.
  4. ^ "Mirjana Rakić-legenda novinarstva". Retrieved January 28, 2016.
  5. ^ "Rakić imenovana za šeficu VEM-a, u Saboru se ukazao i Grbin". Retrieved January 28, 2016.
  6. ^ "'Za Mirjanu Rakić je Franjo Tuđman bio ratni zločinac'". Retrieved January 28, 2016.
  7. ^ "Novokmet imenovao v.d. ravnatelje i glavne urednike HRT-a". Retrieved January 28, 2016.
  8. ^ "Debata o EU: Jakovini bitno da neće čekati na granici, a Macut zgrožen pregovorima o poljoprivredi". Retrieved January 28, 2016.
  10. ^ "BITKA ZA TREĆI POGROM". Retrieved January 28, 2016.
  11. ^ "The Presidential Address-The 17th Plenary Assembly of the Mediterranean Network of Regulatory Authorities". Retrieved January 28, 2016.
  12. ^ "List of the member authorities of Mediterranean Network of Regulatory Authorities". Retrieved January 28, 2016.
  13. ^ "Ugodno življenje u medijskom patrijarhatu: lijepe žene prolaze kroz jad". Retrieved January 28, 2016.
  14. ^ "Vijeće za elektroničke medije privremeno oduzima koncesiju Z1 televiziji". Retrieved January 28, 2016.
  15. ^ "Prosvjednici vikali 'Za dom spremni' te vrijeđali Mirjanu Rakić i Gorana Radmana". Retrieved January 28, 2016.
  16. ^ "FOTO: SAVSKA OPET PARALIZIRANA Masovni prosvjed branitelja zbog gašenja Z1 televizije, Jurič i Bujanec uručili Mirjani Rakić četničke kape!?". Retrieved January 28, 2016.
  17. ^ "Onaj prosvjed u Zagrebu obilježila i jedna bizarna situacija. Bujanec je Mirjani Rakić poklonio četničku kapu". Retrieved January 28, 2016.