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The Association of European Journalists-Bulgaria (AEЙ-Bulgaria) organizes training on "Fact checking & News verification" together with the Google News Lab. The training will be held on 5th of March (Tuesday) in the hall of the French Institute in Bulgaria (3, “Petko R. Slaveikov” Square), Sofia. Special guest and trainer will be Marek Miller, a Google News Lab representative for Central and Eastern Europe.
Join a discussion about cross-border journalism and listen to three journalists sharing their work on international stories, organized by the Polish media project Outriders in partnership with the Asociation of European Journalists-Bulgaria.
The European Journalism Institute brings together in Prague journalism students and working journalists from a variety of professional backgrounds from North America, Europe and Central Asia.
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.
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.
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.
Prepared jointly by the Association of European Journalists – Bulgaria (AEJ-Bulgaria) and the Media Democracy Foundation, “Being a Journalist: The State of the Profession” is the first report analyzing the journalistic profession in Bulgaria with the help of media anthropology. The data was collected in February – July 2017 through interviews with 30 journalists coming from different parts of the country and representing all types of media who shared their diverse work experience.
Politicians in Bulgaria are reemerging as key “bodyguards” of the information circulating in the media. They stay both at the entrance and at the exit and control the interference in the media’s editorial policies. If in 2015 this role was performed by the media’s advertising departments and economic factors in various sectors, 2017 is witnessing the return of political and institutional censorship, equipped with a rich repertoire of instruments for influence.
While in Bulgaria the debate around the self-regulation is heating, we would like to turn your attention to Germany and its well-functioning media system. In case you need an inspirational model, here are the basic institutions of freedom of speech in the biggest European economy:
Rest and refuge scholarship is a new project run by Reporters Without Borders Germany and taz Panter Foundation, which is a non-profit organization linked to die tageszeitung (taz), the daily newspaper in Berlin.The organizers invite journalists from countries in crisis or war to stay in Berlin for up to three months.