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Polet
Polet (Verve) was the weekly periodical published by the Socialist Youth of Croatia in Zagreb from 1967 until 1990. At one time it reached 150,000 sold copies. he emergence of the periodical from mediocrity of the oicial youth press occurred in 1976 under the managing editor Pero Kvesic and the new editorial staf aware of the sluggish nature of social control in time that strongly opened the possibility of creating a newspaper that would be more than a bulletin of the dominant ideology. Polet brought contemporary subjects, it introduced comic books, rock music, photography, ilm, and counter–culture. Its success was based on the editorial politics that encouraged critical and investigative reporting and the idiom close to the jargon of the street; it encouraged a speciic type of photo reportage and illustration that received the same respects as textual aspect, and managed to create a dynamic visual identity for the paper. he staf included a cluster of younger journalists, photographers and cartoonists that today dominate the Croatian media space. he list includes: Jasna Babić, Rene Bakalović, Hido Biščević, Veljko Barbieri, Ratko Bošković, Vladimir Cvitan, Jozo Čondić, Branko Čegec, Dag Strpić, Slavenka Drakulić, Predrag Figenwald, Vladko Fras, Ivica Grtar, Darko Hudelist, Mirko Ilić, Željko Ivanjek, Dejan Jović, Srećko Jurdana, Marijan Jurleka, Željko Krušelj, Pero Kvesić, Jasmina Kuzmanović, Pero Lovšin, Branko Maleš, Joško Marušić, Stjepan Orešković, Nenad Polimac, Sven Semenčić, Miodrag Šajatović, Srđan Španović, Tomislav Wruss, Željko Žutelija, Andrija Zelmanović, Šime Strikoman, Goran Pavelić – Pipo, Ivan Posavec, Dražen Kalenić, Milisav Vesović, Danilo Dučak, Fedor Vučemilović, Zoran Simić, Edo Popović, Marijan Grakalić, Mate Bašić, Damir Strugar, Gradimir Aleksić Grada. he paper was also the promotor of the new wave music and had organized the noted rock concert in Zagreb, in 1978, bringing to stage the later famous local acts Prljavo kazaliste, Parai, Pankrti and Azra. he reporton the kicking out of the pianist Ivo Pogorelic from the piano competition in Warsaw, transformed the pianist into a media star. he editorial politics were sometimes targeted by authorities, and the editors were sometimes ired. he biggest scandal Polet managed to fabricate came in its #127 issue with the photos of a football goalkeeper in the buf, photographed by Mio Vesovic. he court banned the issue and ordered it withdrawn from the market, but later, after a week of feminist revolt (because of the alleged unequal treatment of male and female nudity), for the irst time in legal history of the country, retracted its ban. his meant the easing up on the censorship. His photos today belong to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb. he political scandal also broke after a negative review of the Lordan Zafranovic ilm “Occupation in 26 Scenes”, written by the critic Nenad Polimac. And the managing editor Zoran Franicevic was called for the military service after he had designed the front page of the weekly on the occasion of deaths of President Tito and John Lennon in the identical manner.


 

1980
1980-1989