Boryana Dzhambazova is а member of the Management Board of the Association of European Journalists – Bulgaria, part of the team working on the project “Media Literacy in the Classroom”. She is also a freelance journalist, who has started her journalism career in 2005, writing for both Bulgarian and foreign publications. Since then she has covered a wide range of topics – from economic and political developments to social affairs and human rights issues. Her articles appeared in the International Herald Tribune, Business Week, and Fast Company, among others. She holds a bachelor degree in journalism from Sofia University and a master’s in new media from New York University as a Fulbright scholar.
Contacts: boryana.dz [at] gmail.com
Emilia Zafiraki is a member of AEJ-Bulgaria and a project manager of the initiative “Mediator 2” within the organization.
She has graduated from the UNWE with a degree in Finance, later specialized in “Human resources management and development” at the Management school at NBU and eventually earned an European master’s degree from UCTM in “Environmental protection and sustainable development”.
She has over seven years of experience as internal HR Consultant, and was the HR Manager at Economedia from 2010 till September 2012. She has managed projects related to organizational design, restructuring and optimization of work flow, building of performance evaluation systems, improving effectiveness, change management, building of rewards and benefits systems, employer branding value enhancement, internship programmes, as well as projects funded by the European Union, aimed at enhancing employees’ knowledge and skills in the company. Since 2012 she takes the position of Organizational development consultant and has participated in and delivered several projects, aimed at building organizational capacity and design, both for the business and non-governmental sectors. At the same time, until the end of 2015, she has been a part of a team which has built and developed a Career Center for the Faculty of physics at Sofia University. She is a Chairman of the Management Board of Career with a Cause, an association aimed at enhancing the organizational capacity of the non-governmental sector in Bulgaria.
Ivan Radev is a member of the Management Board of the Association of European Journalists – Bulgaria and leads the project “Media Literacy in the Classroom”. He has over 10 years of experience as a journalist. Ivan has graduated Balkan Studies at Sofia University and follows closely the development of societies in Southeastern Europe. He speaks Romanian and he used to be a correspondent for Bulgaria of the Romanian National News Agency – Adzherpres.
Camelia Ivanova is a member of the Managing Board, part of the project “Children and the Media – Mission for Ethical Coverage”, she is a correspondent for the German public television ARD. Within the organization she works primarily for the development of the internal and external communication of AEJ-Bulgaria. As a journalist he started in the financial daily “Pari”, later in 2008 he joined the Bulgarian edition of the International BusinessWeek Magazine, and in 2010 he took over the ProjectMedia EU funding site, she used to be an editor Forbes Bulgaria magazine.
Contact: camelia [at] gmail.com
Maria Cheresheva is a member of the Management Board of AEJ-Bulgaria and part of the team working on the project “Mediator 2”. She works as a correspondent of the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) for Bulgaria. Former editor of ENTERPRISE and Europe.Dnevnik European portal with experience in various journalistic and communication projects concerning topics such as European Union and human rights protection. She has studied European Studies in Sofia and Maastricht, the Netherlands, and used to be a trainee in the Media Monitoring Department of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Communication.
Contact: maria [at] aej-bulgaria.org
Tsvetelina Hristova is a member of AEJ-Bulgaria and part of the team that works on the project “Media Literacy in the Classroom”. She has 10 years experience in Bulgaria’s NGO sector with different administrative positions in a donor organization supporting the development of civil society in Central and Eastern Europe. Later she joined De Pasarel Foundation – Bulgaria team (now Polder) to coordinate volunteering social workers from the Netherlands at Bulgarian social services for people with intellectual disabilities. As part of the AEJ-Bulgaria operational team Tsvetelina strongly believes that the free media environment is vital to any democratic society. Within the “Media Literacy in the Classroom” project she is engaged with community building activities.