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The International President of AEJ and the Head of Bulgaria’s Agency...

The Chairman of the Managing Board of the Association of European Journalists (AEJ) Otmar Lahodynsky (Austria) met the Director of Bulgaria’s General Directorate for...

AEJ puts Bulgarian section’s chairwoman Irina Nedeva in charge of efforts...

The delegates attending the 2017 annual congress of the Association of European Journalists (AEJ) mandated Irina Nedeva, chairwoman of the Bulgarian section, to coordinate...

The Council of Europe issues alert on arson attack against Bulgarian...

The Council of Europe has accepted the alert of the Association of European Journalists-Bulgaria (AEJ-Bulgaria) about the arson attack against Zornitsa Akmanova, a reporter for the TV programme Lords of the Air. The case is registered in the Council of Europe’s platform, which promotes the protection of journalism and safety of journalists. It aims to improve the protection of journalists, better address threats and violence against media professionals and foster early warning mechanisms and response capacity within the Council of Europe. Since 2015 AEJ-Bulgaria is a member of international coalition of organizations, which are enabled to report to this specialized platform.

Professional journalism is the best antidote to fake news

Quality, professional journalism is the most effective tool for addressing the already well-known phenomenon of fake news. This is the key point shared by the...

AEJ-Bulgaria calls for media boycott of politicians who threaten journalists

The Association of European Journalists – Bulgaria (AEJ-Bulgaria) calls on all Bulgarian journalists and media professionals to stand with Viktor Nikolaev, the host of the morning talk show of Nova Television, who received threats from representatives of the ruling political parties on air on October 6 (Friday).

New coalition in Bulgaria calls for media literacy training in primary...

The Association of European Journalists – Bulgaria (AEJ-Bulgaria) and ten other education and media non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have established a coalition to promote media...

Association of European Journalists refutes “groundless smears” by Bulgarian MEP

The Association of European Journalists (AEJ) rejects the groundless allegations and a threat of legal action against AEJ-Bulgaria, the association’s Bulgarian section, made by Nikolay Barekov, a member of the European parliament. We demand that Mr Barekov should refrain from using gratuitously insulting language about AEJ-Bulgaria and withdraw his completely unfounded claim that AEJ-Bulgaria sought to serve the interests of his opponents, whom he called ‘thievish oligarchs’. Further details are here.

Response to MEP Nikolay Barekov’s Comments about AEJ-Bulgaria

We are going to defend our rights in court, we would notify our international partners and address the European Commission and the European Parliament.

MEP Nikolay Barekov Blames Journalists for His Own Sins

The Bulgarian politician and MEP (ECFR Group), whose name is involved in hiding taxes and plundering millions of leva from the Corporate Commercial Bank, or CCB, which collapsed in 2014, has dared to accuse journalists for his own sins.

Sensationalism Dominates the News Flow in Bulgaria, AEJ-Bulgaria Study Shows

Crimes, disasters, and accidents tend to occupy a central spot in the news in the most popular TV stations and online media in Bulgaria, creating “a catastrophic agenda”. Sensational headlines and negative news dominate the news flow, while the scandalous and the extraordinary are practically absent from the content of the news reports themselves. The publication of authorless stories and the reuse of information from other media, often without credit, is a widespread practice online.