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.
Interview on the changes after the Caracal case, what does the Romanian feminist scene look like and what is the state of Romanian media
Adina Marincea is a researcher in social sciences with a doctorate in communication sciences (2014). She has more than 5 years of experience with national and European research projects within the independent think tankMedian Research Centre (MRC) and has published articles on the platform for political analysis and debatesOpen Politics. Her fields of interest are: mass-media and social media, political communication, natural language processing, artificial intelligence, hate-speech, Europeanisation, populism and radicalisation on the level of discourse.
This article was published on 6th October 2019 on the English section of the site “The Barricade”.
An interview on the media presentation of Victoria Marinova’s murder, on the state of press and violence against women in Bulgaria
Vladimir Mitev is a Bulgarian-Romanian journalist based in Rousse, a town on the very border between the two countries. He is the editor-in-chief of the Romanian website BARICADA Romania, which initially started as a Romanian language version of the Bulgarian portal by the same name.
Below is the ILNA’s interview with this authoritative journalist about the anniversary of murder of Victoria Marinova, the Bulgarian journalist. This interview was published on 6th October 2019 on the site of ILNA.