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The award ceremony “Marco Polo – famous travel writer” for the best journalistic tourist stories, which is presented for the seventh time, was held in the packed Great Hall of the Journalists’ House organized by FIJET Croatia (International Federation of Tourist Journalists) and the Association of Tourist Journalists HND.The first award “Marco Polo – travel writer of the year” was equally shared by Ivo Pervan for the photographic travelogue “Divota Biokova through the eye of the camera” and Miro Brankovic for the HRT TV series “In search of Marco Polo”, while among foreign journalists awarded the Spanish Maria del Mar Aguilo for the report “Moscow – Symphony of Colors”, published in the online magazine for tourism and gastronomy Coloralia.Receiving recognition for a photographic travelogue about the beauties and peculiarities of Biokovo, Pervan pointed out that the award belongs not only to him, but to a large number of people who work in photography in Croatia. “I have been all over the world and I can say that we live in one of the most beautiful countries, but also that it is nowhere harder to do photography than in Croatia. But, well, we won’t spread it further. ” He said Pervan called on journalists to write critically about the people who run Croatian tourism, because that is the only way it can progress, recalling the XNUMXs when the preconditions were created for today’s high numbers achieved by this segment of the economy.Davor Rostuhar won the second prize for outstanding contribution to the affirmation of travelogues and tourist journalism, and Tomislav Šikić, Slobodan Bukvić and Andrea Pisac Freškura won the third prize, while Paul Bradbury received the award for the best report on Zagreb on Advent 2016. Anita Žuvela Hitrec received a special award from FIJET for the exceptional use of media communication technologies in the promotion of Croatian tourism, and special awards were given to HRT’s show “Lijepom našom” and its editor Branko Uvodić, “Tourist Patrol” section of Večernji list, Dagmar Meneghello for his contribution to the affirmation of Croatian cultural tourism, as well as Eduard Kišić from HRT on the occasion of his retirement, the mentioned president of FIJET Tijani Haddad and posthumously Frane Erceg.Our award is intended to encourage local journalists to travel, stories about Croatian regions, people, customs and traditions, which will be an incentive for tourism professionals for new content, tourist offer or motive for tourists, or media promotion of new tourist products and content point out from FIJET “At the same time, we want to encourage journalists to focus more on getting to know their country, especially small undiscovered interesting destinations, affirming their own values. Croatia is a small country with many peculiarities, and among the few in the world that has so much diversity in such a small area. this award, named after the world’s first travel writer Marco Polo, in addition to popularizing the specific form of journalism, contribute to new generations of tourist journalists with their journalistic contributions give their authorial contribution to the basic idea of establishing the award – affirmation of what we can offer to the world.”Pointed out Tina Eterović Čubrilo, president of FIJET HR and vice president of FIJET and added that in this way they want to affirm this specific form of journalism, develop tourism through interesting stories, myths, legends about certain tourist destinations that will attract tourists. I would like to congratulate the HrTurizam.hr portal on all nominated and awarded fellow journalists.Source: HND HND President Saša Leković warned that the role of journalists is still crucial, regardless of technological progress, praising FIJET, which rewards reportage as a form of journalism that has almost disappeared in Croatia, while Karin Mimica, president of the HND Tourist Journalists’ Association, thanked colleagues who with their texts allow us to experience those places we have never been.Awarded MARKO POLO – famous travel writer At the suggestion of FIJET, the award to foreign journalists, selected on the basis of published reports on Russia, is givenMARIA DEL MAR AGUILO BRERASpanish journalist zFor a report published in the digital magazine for tourism and gastronomy CLORALIA”MOSCOW SYMPHONY OF COLORS”The first MARKO POLO award for domestic travelogues is shared equallyIvo PERVAN and Miro BRANKOVIĆIVO PERVANFOR THE BEST PHOTOGRAPHIC TRAVEL BOOKRepeatedly exhibited and publishedMIRO BRANKOVIĆFOR A TRAVEL TV SERIES IN SEARCH OF MARK POLII. REWARDDAVOR ROSTUHARfor outstanding contribution to the affirmation of travelogues and tourism journalism awardedIII. REWARDshare equallyTomislav ŠIKIĆ, Slobodan BUKVIĆ, ANDREA WRITER FREŠKURAfor his contribution to the affirmation of travelogues and tourist journalismSPECIAL RECOGNITION OF FIJETAANITA ŽUVELA HITRECFor exceptional use of media communication technologies in the promotion of Croatian tourismAward for the best report about ZagrebPAUL BRADBURYfor the best report on Zagreb’s Advent 2016SPECIAL AWARDSThe HRT show BEAUTIFUL OUROne of the most watched television shows that promotes the tradition and heritage of CroatiaTOURIST PATROL OF VECERNJI LISTFor his long-term contribution to the popularization and affirmation of tourist journalism, and the promotion of Croatian tourismBranko UVODIĆ, Long-time editor of the show Lijepa naša to promote the tradition and heritage of CroatiaDAGMAR MENGHELLOFor his contribution to the affirmation of Croatian cultural tourismSPECIAL AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONSEDUARD KIŠIĆ, HRTOn the occasion of retirement for an exceptional contribution to the media promotion of FIJETTIJANI HADDADExtraordinary contribution to the development and promotion of activities and media projects Fijet CroatiaPOST-DEATHFRANI ERCEGUFOR A GREAT CONTRIBUTION TO THE AFFIRMATION OF TOURIST JOURNALISM AND FIJET ACTIVITIES
Motorcycle attack The Doha deal includes a commitment to swap 5,000 Taliban prisoners held by the Afghan government in return for 1,000 captives, but Ghani said the US had no authority to negotiate such an exchange.”Ghani’s stand shows that the Americans hadn’t done the groundwork before signing the agreement,” a Taliban source in Pakistan said.Analyst Michael Kugelman from the Wilson Center think-tank said he was not surprised the Taliban were on the offensive again.”Remember, violence is leverage for the Taliban. It won’t easily give it up,” he tweeted.”And now it’s exploiting that leverage to strengthen its bargaining position going into the intra-Afghan dialogue, when [and if] it begins.”According to Khost police chief Sayed Ahmad Babazai, the blast at the football match killed three people and wounded 11 others.”A motorcycle rigged with a bomb exploded,” Babazai told AFP. Abdul Fatah Wakman, president of the Khost Football Federation, told AFP the three people killed were brothers.Since the deal signing, the Taliban have been publicly claiming “victory” over the US.Under the terms of the deal, foreign forces will quit Afghanistan within 14 months, subject to Taliban security guarantees and a pledge by the insurgents to hold talks with Kabul.While supporters of the accord say it marks a critical first step toward peace, many Afghans fear it amounts to little more than a US capitulation that will ultimately see the insurgents return to power.In the eastern province of Laghman, thousands of locals and jubilant Taliban fighters massed on Monday to celebrate what they called their “defeat of the US”.They also vowed to continue operations against the Afghan government until an “Islamic system” of government is restored. The Taliban ruled most of Afghanistan from 1996-2001 under an extreme interpretation of Islam. Topics : The partial truce between the US, the insurgents and Afghan forces lasted for the week running up to the signing of the US-Taliban accord in Doha on Saturday, and was extended over the weekend.”The reduction in violence… has ended now and our operations will continue as normal,” Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told AFP.”As per the [US-Taliban] agreement, our mujahideen will not attack foreign forces but our operations will continue against the Kabul administration forces.”The Taliban’s military commission circulated instructions for fighters to resume operations, according to a document that an insurgent provided to AFP. Soon after, an Afghan army commander told AFP that the Taliban were attacking army positions in the northwest province of Badghis. At least one soldier was killed.President Ashraf Ghani said Sunday he would continue the partial truce at least until talks between Afghan officials and the Taliban kick off, supposedly on March 10, though he angered the militants by rejecting a prisoner swap component in the deal. Fawad Aman, a defense ministry spokesman, said Monday the government was “checking to see if [the truce] had ended”.The United States said it was unclear who was behind the blast at the football ground, and cautioned that an immediate halt to violence had not been expected.”The Taliban is not a monolithic group, there’s multiple terrorist organizations operating,” General Mark Milley, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, said in Washington.”To think that [violence] is going to go to zero, immediately — that’s probably not going to be the case.”The US has previously said it would defend Afghan partners if they come under attack. A deadly blast shattered a period of relative calm in Afghanistan on Monday and the Taliban ordered fighters to resume operations against Afghan forces just two days after signing a deal to usher in peace.No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack at a football ground in Khost in eastern Afghanistan, where three brothers were killed, officials told AFP.The blast occurred around the same time the Taliban ordered fighters to recommence attacks against Afghan army and police forces, apparently ending an official “reduction in violence” that had seen a dramatic drop in bloodshed and given Afghans a welcome taste of peace.
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