Call for justice and accountability of state authorities on the anniversary of the murder of Jan Kuciak

The AEJ and other signatories of this appeal urge the Slovak authorities to immediately start examining state responsibility in the failure to prevent the assassination of Jan Kuciak

Freedom of expression in Bulgaria is endangered by the new amendments of the Law for Protection of...

On the 23rd of January 2019, the Bulgarian Parliament adopted amendments to the Law for Protection of Personal Data in its effort to comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). However, some particular amendments raise serious concerns among journalists, artists, writers, bloggers and scientists. Which the Association of European Journalists-Bulgaria addressed back in May, when the Bulgarian Data Protection Committee and the Ministry of Interior first presented the new bill.

Workshop for Journalists: Translating Data Into Stories

The Association of European Journalists-Bulgaria in partnership with the Bulgarian-American Commission for Educational Exchange (Bulgarian Fulbright Commission) are organizing a workshop on data journalism. Miranda S. Spivack, an American veteran and award-winning journalist and Fulbright scholar, will be conducting the training for reporters and editors. The event, which will last a total of two hours, will take place on February 15th.

Combating fake news was among the focuses of the annual AEJ conference

Irina Nedeva, the President of AEJ-Bulgaria, presented a special report on fake news during the International Conference of the Association of European Journalists, 29th November – 2nd of December 2018, held n the region of Aitoloakarnania, Greece. The conference brought together journalists from nearly all European media who exchanged views on the crucial issue of democracy in Europe. The Greek Mayor of Brussels honoured the conference showing the importance of co-operation in Europe.

The government should not turn a blind eye to the EU’s findings about the media environment in...

The European Commission (EC) has placed a special focus on the the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) report concerning the state of the media environment in Bulgaria.

A revolution in journalism is possible. All depends on us

The AEJ-Bulgaria Conference gathered leading media innovators from the region.

Victoria Marinova's case: Media is obliged to provide accurate information and not to spread hate speech and...

The Association of European Journalists – Bulgaria hopes that justice will be delivered for the perpetrator of the grave crime against the TV presenter...

A TV Host is Murdered in Ruse

The Association of European Journalists - Bulgaria is shocked by the news of the murder of Victoria Marinova, administrative director and TV host in...

The Association of European Journalists-Bulgaria Organizes a Conference on Media Startups in Central and Eastern Europe

Is Journalism (R)Evolution possible? Save the date: November, 12th, 2018. The old business model in journalism is broken. Print advertising dollars are being replaced...

The detention of journalists indicates the existence of concerning deficiencies in the Interior Ministry’s structure

The case of the two detained journalists – Dimatar Stoyanov from the Bulgarian “Bivol” website and the Romanian Attila Biro from the “Rise Project” sheds light on some concerning deficiencies the Interior Ministry’s structure.

The fate of the transparency of the media’s ownership bill is to be decided between first and...

The bill on obligatory submission of print and other materials, introduced in the parliament by representatives from MRF, among which the media mogul Delyan...

AEJ is against the rushed approval of the Copyright Directive

A new voting on the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market is to take place on 12th September at the European Parliament. The...

International free expression groups call Turkey’s repeal of emergency laws a sham

A permanent state of emergency by any name is no substitute for respecting human rights The AEJ is one of over 40 freedom of expression...

The grant for cross-border research

The program "Reporters in the Field" supports cross-border stories by media professionals from all over Europe. It offers grants of up to 8,000€ to...

“Don’t hit journalists!” Protest Statement by AEJ Romania

The Romanian section of the Association of European Journalists condemns the aggression against journalists in the exercise of their duties. The Romanian section of the...

Controversial Media Ownership Amendments have been adopted by the Bulgarian Parliament

On July 4th, Bulgarian parliament adopted, on the first reading, some general amendments regarding media ownership with 92 votes in favour, 12 against and 28 abstentions. In February, the bill was submitted to parliament by four MPs from the Movement of Rights and Freedoms (MRF), among which was Delyan Peevski, media mogul, owner of several key medias in Bulgaria and numerous businesses.

The Association of European Journalists – Bulgaria launches a media literacy project

The Association of European Journalists - Bulgaria in partnership with the Bulgarian-American Fulbright Exchange Commission launches a media literacy program, which includes up to 30 high schools across Bulgaria. Media Literacy in the Classroom initiative aims to improve students' skills to critically assess and interpret news and information they consume. Journalistic clubs and online school media will also be set up in order to supply stories for a national online platform. The program will provide media literacy classes to a wider group of students who are not involved in the journalistic clubs.

Workshop for Journalists: Translating Data Into Stories

The Association of European Journalists-Bulgaria in partnership with the Bulgarian-American Commission for Educational Exchange (Bulgarian Fulbright Commission) are organizing a workshop on data journalism. Miranda S. Spivak, an American veteran and award-winning journalist and Fulbright scholar, will be conducting the training for reporters and editors. The event, which will last a total of two hours, will take place on February 15th.

Journalists should not pay the high price of free speech on their own

On May 3, we mark the World Press Freedom Day. This occasion offers a good opportunity for us to consider the high price media processionals continue to pay.