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.

European Efforts to Regulate Internet Intermediaries

Author: Bissera Zankova, Media 21 Foundation, Bulgaria Nowadays we are constantly witnessing how diverse Internet intermediaries are rapidly evolving to perform a variety of important...

UNICEF and Association of European Journalists join forces in the important mission for ethical reporting of children...

An international conference gathered in Sofia leading journalists and experts who presented the first ever Bulgarian Guidebook on ethical reporting of children in media

Register for a Google News Lab training in Sofia

The Association of European Journalists-Bulgaria (AEJ-Bulgaria) organizes two trainings on the topic Newsgathering & Digital Storytelling in cooperation with Google News Lab. They will take place on 17th of April (Tuesday) at JA Startup Hambar, 111 Tsarigradsko shose Blvd., Sofia Tech Park and are targeted at two separated groups - journalists (from 10:00 to 12:00h) and students (from 14:00 to 16:00h). A special guest and a trainer would be Daniel Rzasa, a Google News Lab Teaching Fellow for CEE.

Ahead of the meeting in Varna: Bulgarian Journalists sent Letters to their Turkish Colleagues in Jail

The Association of European Journalists-Bulgaria (AEJ-Bulgaria) sent letters to journalists jailed in Turkey as a sign of solidarity with them. A huge number of...

Аccreditations* for the EU-Turkey Summit in Bulgaria Issued for Jailed Turkish Journalists

Media freedom group AEJ-Bulgaria holds action in solidarity with media professionals detained by the government of Erdogan, demanding their immediate release.

AEJ-Bulgaria condemns overt political pressure over public service broadcaster

The Association of European Journalists – Bulgaria (AEJ-Bulgaria) opposes the direct and overt political pressure exercised by Volen Siderov, a member of parliament and leader of political party ATAKA, which is part of the governing coalition, on air at the Bulgarian National Television (BNT).

Fake News and Disinformation Target Democratic Freedoms

The Association of European Journalists (AEJ) has prepared a position on countering the “fake news” phenomenon. This document is a result of a consultation with...

Position on the murder of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiance

This heinous crime was committed while he was pursuing investigative work to expose crimes of persons linked not only to the underworld, but also to the political elite of the country.

Report on the State of Journalism and Freedom of Speech in Bulgaria, 2017

The Association of European Journalists –International is an official Observer in the Council of Europe's Media Steering Committee and every year the national sections have the obligation to present a report on the state of Journalism and Freedom of speech in their home countries. AEJ-Bulgaria monitors the media environment on regular basis by issuing critical positions and here we present the annual roundup of all infringements against freedom of expression.

The Bulgarian media in 2017 through the eyes of journalists and experts

At the end of each year, the Association of European Journalists – Bulgaria (AEJ-Bulgaria) asks journalists and media experts to share their thoughts about the past twelve months. Below we provide four opinions about 2017, which highlight topics such as political pressure on the media, the state of the public service media, threats towards journalists, the morality of the profession, and the inadequate interpretations of quality standards and good ratings.

Two million Bulgarians look for health-related information online

Close to two million Bulgarians look for health-related information online. According to data from the National Statistical Institute, 63% of all Bulgarians have access to the Internet and 45% of these use it to find information about medical specialists and other health-related matters.

AEJ-Bulgaria receives Journalists of the Year 2017 award

The Association of European Journalists – Bulgaria (AEJ-Bulgaria) received the Journalists of the Year 2017 award during the 10th Human of the Year awards ceremony, organized by the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee.

Bulgaria should not allow silencing of media outlets through the state apparatus

The Association of European Journalists – Bulgaria (AEJ-Bulgaria) is deeply concerned about the attempts of state institutions to suppress the owners of media outlets that are critical of those in power.