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EU officials acknowledge their weakness in protecting media freedom

“I will always speak up for media freedom when it is under threat in EU member states and put political pressure on governments”, Neelie Kroes, the EU commissioner told a seminar organized by the Association of European Journalists (AEJ) on May 8 in the European parliament. But Ms Kroes admitted that the European Commission does not have the legal right to intervene when freedom of expression rights are broken.

Grants are provided for media legal protection NGOs

The Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI) is accepting proposals from organisations across the world who seek funding for legal assistance or litigation activities that safeguard or advance media freedom.

Bulgarian Media in 2011: Substantial Investigations and Pseudo journalism

The Association of European journalists – Bulgaria prepared a rating of the best and the worst in the Bulgarian journalism in 2011.

AEJ-Bulgaria is looking for examples of both high-quality and pseudo journalism...

Which are the journalistic pieces of work that manipulate the public opinion in favour of the public powers or in favour of individual intеrests? And which are the articles that focus on original and socially important issues, showing thinking out of the box?

AEJ- Bulgaria demands the country's Prosecutor's Office to start an investigation...

To Mr.Boris Velchev, Prosecutor general of Bulgaria Copy to: Mass media representatives Dear Mr. Velchev, The Association of European Journalists – Bulgaria (AEJ) demands the country's Prosecutor's Office...

Bulgarian mass media's uncomfortable relationship with power

The Bulgarian information system shows serious and structural problems: lack of transparency on properties, centralisation of newspapers, economic and political pressure on journalists. In recent years the situation has been getting worse

Journalists give poor mark to press freedom in Bulgaria, according to...

“Bad” is the assessment for the freedom of speech in Bulgaria according to the evaluation of journalists who took part in the AEJ -Bulgaria's...

There are no words of hatred in both Bulgarian and Macedonian...

The language used in Bulgarian media when speaking of their neighboring country Macedonia (FYROM) does not contain any words of hatred.

Reporters Without Borders worried about phone-tapping in Bulgaria

Reporters Without Borders says that it is worried by proposals put forward by members of the ruling party Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (GERB) to reform the law relating to defamation.

Bulgaria appears in AEJ’s Media Freedom Reports for the first time

The latest Media Freedom Reports form all member countries of AEJ has been released. This is the first time that reportage from Bulgaria has been included.