Arkzin [0.0 version] started in september 1991 as the fanzine of ARK, the Anti-War Campaign of Croatia. In march 1993 the second series of arkzin [1.0 version] started to appear as a monthly magazine, and since june 1994 it was a biweekly newspaper [2.0 version].
"Arkzin as a newspaper has established itself as a major forum of independent, alternative, critical information and debate. Arkzin not simply opposition newspaper, but insists on analysis of ideology and examines the role of the media, of the intellectuals and various marginalized youth subcultures!" 
It was the first on-line publication in Croatia (designed by Blazenko Karesin Karo). The members of the editorial staff were, among others, Geert Lovink and Boris Buden. Arkzin, besides the political theory and practice and pop culture, regularly covered the subject of media culture and art. Igor Markovic has been the editor of the "Fractal" column since 1996, presenting the translations of key texts of media theory. The magazine is not published at the moment. 
At first, "Arkzin" was a strictly political fanzine but after a while, editorial board widened the interest and included international members and topics. It gradually changed from the political fanzine and political fortnightly to a hybrid magazine in which politics, culture, theory and art met, crossed and overlapped in a way that Croatian media scene had not been used to. Its hybrid quality was especially manifested in the field of new media, which has been continually recorded since 1995. "Arkzin" recorded events on the international scene of new media by their extensive definition, which included the culture of DJ's, VJ's, electronic music created and distributed via computers, urban club culture etc. Promoted concept of tactical media. .
In december 1994, the first issue of Bastard was published as a supplement of arkzin, with the "idea of making a review of books and forum ofthe critical theory for a new enlightenment".