Zagreb Law School lecturer Anamarija Musa has been appointed Croatia’s first Information Commissioner, the Croatian parliament decided on Friday.
In a secret ballot involving 93 of the 151 MPs, Musa received 83 votes, while HRT public television journalist Sandra Krizanec received three. Seven ballots were declared invalid.
An Information Commissioner is appointed by Parliament for a term of five years, with a possibility of reappointment. Under the law, the Information Commissioner protects and promotes the constitutionally guaranteed right of access to information.