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“Corporate journalism” as it is called in Bulgaria undermines the credibility of most media and creates distrust among journalists. This one of the conclusions about the media sector in Bulgaria, drawn by the Vienna-based South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO).
The main topic of the debate was whether self-regulation can guarantee the high quality of the media sector in Bulgaria, or some form of regulation has to be introduced in order to improve the value of journalism. If we opt for regulation, what exactly should we regulate and by that legislative means?
Bulgaria dropped dramatically in the world press freedom ranking of Reporters Without Borders from 70th to 80th place in 2011-2012. The country ranks last among the other EU states, sharing the same index with Serbia, Chile and Paraguay. According to the NGO, Bulgaria fails to address the issue of their media freedom violations, above all because of a lack of political will.
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...
The Association of European Journalists-Bulgaria strongly opposes the way some Bulgarian media reported on the brutal murder of Jana Krasteva, a 28-year-old woman, who...
"Reporters Without Borders has repeatedly expressed its concern about the deteriorating press freedom situation in the European Union and the 2010 index confirms this trend. Thirteen of the EU’s 27 members are in the top 20 but some of the other 14 are very low in the ranking''.