|CROATIAN INFORMATION CENTRE- CIC
Medulićeva 13 , Zagreb 10000
Žiro rač.2340009-1100043875 kod PBZ, MB: 3877116
Devizni račun 2500-šifra devize-9982800-274154 PBZ
swift code:PBZG HR 2X.
tel: (+385 1) 4826 040 /4848 634
mob: +385-98- 318 842
fax (+385 1) 4846 044/ 4848 634
Croatian Information Centre (further in this text: HIC) is a
and non-profit company which was founded in the 1991 war year.
Already in August of 1991,
HIC commenced to open press centres (Foreign Press Bureau) in
Zagreb, Split, Zadar, Vinkovci, Osijek, Slavonski Brod and throughout
Bosnia-Herzegovina. These press centres became the first stopover
for foreign journalists reporting on the war in Croatia and
Bosnia-Herzegovina and a place where they sought necessary information
about the situation on the front-lines, arranged for translating
services, field guides and other services.
At the same time, HIC commenced
its publishing activities: up to the present, 150 books, brochures,
posters and video-cassettes have been released about the history
of Croatia and war suffering; all this in the English, Croatian,
German, Spanish, French and Italian languages. From the very
beginning, intensive cooperation was formed with Croatian émigrés,
who, based on HIC information from the field and with the assistance
of written, audio and video material, lobbied in their domicile
countries for the interests of the Republic of Croatia. HIC
publications were dispatched to American Congressmen and Senators,
the highest government officials and non-government institutions
throughout the world, as well as the most important libraries
and editors of reputable world papers.
HIC TV program
By the end of 1993, HIC
initiated the Croatian Satellite TV program for North America
which daily broadcast 3.5 hours of television programming, including
the main Croatian Radio-Television news program - 'Dnevnik'.
The Croatian Satellite TV program in North America is a valued
source of information for many Croatian households, associations,
clubs, Catholic parishes, and the like.
The Croatian Information
Centre web site is located at the address http://www.hic.hr (available in the Croatian, English and Spanish languages).
The pages are updated daily, while an extended version of the
news is sent through eleven mailing lists to electronic addresses
throughout the entire world.
newspaper DOM I SVIJET
HIC also publishes 'Dom
i svijet', an eight-page lift-out issued every Monday in
the international edition of Večernji list (40 000 copies),
intended foremostly for Croatian emigrants that live and work
The Croatian Information
Centre is financed through the sale of its publications and
advertising space in HIC-portal www.hic.hr.
Most users of the Croatian
Information Centre services are domestic and foreign journalists,
Croats and Croatian organisations in the world, educational,
religious and charitable organisations, as well as various international
Alongside the independent
work of the Croatian Information Centre field workers, sources
of information are domestic and foreign news agencies and television
networks, government ministries and institutions of the Republic
of Croatia, domestic and foreign companies and business people and various non-government bodies.