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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.
Irina Nedeva, the President of AEJ-Bulgaria, presented a special report on fake news during the International Conference of the Association of European Journalists, 29th November – 2nd of December 2018, held n the region of Aitoloakarnania, Greece. The conference brought together journalists from nearly all European media who exchanged views on the crucial issue of democracy in Europe. The Greek Mayor of Brussels honoured the conference showing the importance of co-operation in Europe.
The European Commission (EC) has placed a special focus on the the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) report concerning the state of the media environment in Bulgaria.
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Author: Bissera Zankova, Media 21 Foundation, Bulgaria Nowadays we are constantly witnessing how diverse Internet intermediaries are rapidly evolving to perform a variety of important...
An international conference gathered in Sofia leading journalists and experts who presented the first ever Bulgarian Guidebook on ethical reporting of children in media
The Association of European Journalists – Bulgaria (AEJ-Bulgaria) opposes the direct and overt political pressure exercised by Volen Siderov, a member of parliament and leader of political party ATAKA, which is part of the governing coalition, on air at the Bulgarian National Television (BNT).
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.
At the end of each year, the Association of European Journalists – Bulgaria (AEJ-Bulgaria) asks journalists and media experts to share their thoughts about the past twelve months. Below we provide four opinions about 2017, which highlight topics such as political pressure on the media, the state of the public service media, threats towards journalists, the morality of the profession, and the inadequate interpretations of quality standards and good ratings.
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.