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A necessary upgrade and restart of the media self-regulation process in...

In recent years, Bulgaria is constantly losing ground in the rankings for freedom of speech drawn up by reputable international organizations. This negative trend is evidence of an acute problem with the media environment in the country. One of the essential characteristics of this environment is the lack of uniform rules applicable to all media. This deficit has an adverse impact on public attitudes towards the media and towards journalists as a whole - public credibility of the media is not especially high.

Portraits of media lynch laws

In times of elections the misuse of information becomes frequent, the compromises are growing rapidly and are equal to the numbers of the candidates as the role of the media becomes more important and responsible. In the beginning of the year the groove marked because of political and economical differences among the publishers is getting more profound with the advent of a new media union (Bulgarian media union) and the acceptance of an alternative journalist code. There are two camps of mutual rejection that formed.

Can the situation of the freedom of speech in Bulgaria be...

The illegal economic and political pressure on journalists has acquired epidemic proportions, and trading in influence has become a major business for many media,...

The new code of ethics is an attempt to privatize media...

The Code of Professional Ethics of the Bulgarian Media, drafted by the Bulgarian Media Union is an attempt at privatizing media self-regulation in Bulgaria....