The EBU supports Bulgarian journalists in protest against political pressure

October 6, 2017 / By  EBU News The EBU supports Bulgarian journalists in their protest against political pressure and urges politicians to refrain from interference in journalists’ work. After days of tension between the ruling parties’ politicians and the media, Bulgarian journalists have staged protests to defend their right to work free from political pressure. The…

Bulgaria, “quasi-media” on the rise

April 13, 2017/ By Mediapool The growing presence of political and corporate propaganda in Bulgaria’s media is the most obvious indicator of the ongoing transformation in media ownership in the country. The market is increasingly occupied by the so-called “quasi-media”, pro-government propaganda agents and publications that carry out smear campaigns against politicians, journalists, and newspapers…

Media concentration and media ownership in Bulgaria

October 17, 2014 / By Svetla Dimitrova Media concentration and lack of ownership transparency are a major obstacle to media pluralism and freedom in Bulgaria. According to media law expert Nelly Ognyanova, neither of these obstacles can be removed without political will. Interview A campaign in support of a European Citizens Initiative on Media Pluralism was underway…