The media situation in Bulgaria is undoubtedly disheartening – but the usual reflections about the Reporters Without Borders freedom of speech ranking do not address some of the biggest threats to journalism
This article was published on 30 April 2021 at the English section of the site “The Barricade”.
I could explain endlessly how desperate and hopeless the situation with the media in Bulgaria is, and how more and more often I regret that I took up the profession of journalism at all. That is why I am largely inclined to accept the grim findings in the Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom index, in which our country has been given an alarming 112th place this year. Excluding my objections to the presentation of certain oligarchic circles as selfless defenders of free journalism, the reports on Bulgaria present objective problems for the media environment – in fact, I would say that there are many more examples that could be added, even without going to the various attempts to pressure or slander< the media of which I am a part.Continue reading