Media can exercise the right of access to information through the Media Act or the Right on Access to Information Act. Media Act regulates the constitutionally guaranteed right of journalists to the information contained in Article 38, paragraph 3 of the Constitution of the Republic of Croatia (Official Gazette 85/10, revised text) . According to Article 6 of the Media Act, the head of the public authority or its spokesperson is obliged to provide the journalists with the requested information within the appropriate deadline, and shall be responsible for the accuracy of the information provided. Public authorities are required to provide accurate, complete and timely information on matters within their scope. The Information Commissioner is not responsible for the protection of rights under the Media Act, but may provide support in cases when journalists seek information under Right of Access to Information Act.
The Right of Access to Information Act guarantees the right of access to information to any natural or legal person, within the deadlines and procedures prescribed by the Act.