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Bulgaria: TV journalist threatened by politicians

Brussels, 11 October 2017- The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) are concerned about recent threats to Bulgarian TV journalist Viktor Nikolaev...

Satirical Cartoonists Take Aim at Bulgaria’s Media Distribution ‘Monopoly’

The biweekly satirical newspaper Prass-Press was supposed to have its first issue released across Bulgaria on March 1, but the cartoonists behind it allege...

Every Fourth Bulgarian Sees Fake News Daily

Representative survey commissioned by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung: Disinformation Is A Relevant Political Issue In Bulgaria.  Many Bulgarians know what ‘fake news’ is: 72 percent of the respondents...

Media Pluralism at risk in Europe: CMPF Research Findings

The Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (CMPF) has released the 2016 edition of the Media Pluralism Monitor, one of the principal measures...

Bulgaria, “quasi-media” on the rise

Media on government payroll and distrust by citizens make Bulgaria a symbol of deteriorating freedom of expression in Europe 13/04/2017 -  Mediapool Sofia (Originally published by Mediapol,...

Bulgaria Bans Book That Attacks Government Critics

Bulgaria halted on 15 March the distribution of a book that slammed several journalists, activists and politicians as "foreign mercenaries" who want to take control of the country with...

Bulgaria, where the local press “can be bought for cheap”

In Bulgaria, local administrations spend large sums to "finance" the media, thus influencing their editorial line – a concerning situation, especially outside Sofia. by Francesco...

Reporters Without Borders Urges Bulgaria to Protect Journalist Dimitar Stoyanov

Media freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called on Bulgaria to protect Dimitar Stoyanov, a journalist with OCCRP's Bulgarian partner Bivol, after more...

Book: Requirements for Modern Journalism Education

The "Task Force Journalism Education" of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) Media Program South East Europe has published a new book based on a research...

Worrying study on #mediafreedom and pluralism in 7 EU countries: Urgent EU action needed

The recently published study on  “A comparative analysis of media freedom and pluralism in the EU Member States“conducted research on Bulgaria, France, Greece, Hungary,...

Bulgaria: Regional media outlets dependent on local governments

By Zoltan Sipos / 15 September 2016 Between 2013 and 2015, 10 Bulgarian municipalities spent a total of 2.7 million Bulgarian lev ($1.54 million) – mainly...

CEE Siemens Press Award 2016 (apply by 12 September 2016)

Siemens is organizing a regional journalist competition – Siemens CEE Press Award 2016, which will be held in ten countries of Central and Eastern...
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