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Report on the State of Journalism and Freedom of Speech in...

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.

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.

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.

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.

AEJ-Bulgaria Condemns the Attack Against TV Journalist Ivo Nikodimov

Nikodimov was attacked by three people in a central park in Sofia earlier on Tuesday. The attackers escaped immediately. Although the reasons for the attack remain unknown, it is extremely alarming that a prominent TV journalist can be subjected to aggression in broad daylight

Representation of Roma, refugees, and expats in Bulgarian online media during...

The figures of the Roma, the refugees, and the Bulgarian expats in Turkey have particular dimensions in the Bulgarian media prior to elections. Theodor...

“Fake news” named word of 2016 by Macquarie Dictionary

The Australian Macquarie Dictionary has selected “fake news” as the word of 2016.

Contest for outstanding achievements in the investigative journalism

The Central European Initiative (CEI) and the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), in special partnership with the Media Program South East Europe of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), have opened the Call for Applications 2016 of the CEI SEEMO Award for Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism. The winners will be awarded during the South East Europe Media Forum (SEEMF) taking place in Belgrade on 21-22 November 2016.

AEJ Bulgaria condemns the brutal beating of Stoyan Tonchev

If the beating is related to publications in Tonchev’s website, this would constitute a severe violation of the freedom of expression and the right to information of the Bulgarian society.