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Legislation and Regulations

AEJ-Bulgaria Condemns Sentence Against Journalist Rossen Bossev

Sofia City Court has confirmed the Sofia Regional Court’s sentencing of Rossen Bossev, a journalist at Capital Weekly and member of the Executive Board of the Association of European Journalists in Bulgaria, AEJ-Bulgaria, to a fine of 1,000 BGN [500 euros] in a defamation case filed by Stoyan Mavrodiev, a former chairman of the Financial Supervision Commission, FSC, а government body in charge of ensuring the stability of the banking system, and current director of the Bulgarian Development Bank.

Journalism and Media business

Bulgarian Pavel Stanchev Heads Hungary's most Popular TV Network

Pavel Stanchev is appointed CEO of the Hungary's most watched television channel - TV2 and took up the post on May 15.

Bulgaria: Advance Media Group is going to buy Nova Broadcasting Group

The current owner of the Bulgaria’s largest commercial media group "Nova Broadcasting Group", the Swedish MTG, just announced its sale to the Chairman of the Confederation of Industrial Employers in Bulgaria (CEIBG) Kiril Domuschiev. The transaction is still a subject to local regulatory approval and it is expected to take place during Q2 2019

Journalism and Media business

Call for Applications 2019 Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence

Each year, 10 journalists are chosen through open competition to receive funding and professional support to conduct in-depth research and write journalistic stories that reveal something new about our world – or that reveal the familiar in a new light. Red here more: http://fellowship.birn.eu.com/en/fellowship-programme/application-call-2019

Journalism and Media business

Serbian journalist association publishes chronicle of attacks

According to the Independent Journalists’ Association (NUNS) of Serbia 102 incidents were reported last year. From them seven were physical assaults, 23 were verbal threats and 72 cases of coercion. The attackers were punished in just three cases, Marija Vukasovic of NUNS said.

Journalism and Media business

Facebook Launches Content Review Centre in Bulgaria

The social media network Facebook will employ 150 people in Sofia who will check for potentially violating materials in Russian, Turkish, Georgian and Kazakh languages, in partnership with TELUS International.

Media and Politics

TV Host's Brutal Murder Shakes Bulgaria

Bulgarian police confirmed on Sunday that Victoria Marinova, TV host and administrative director of the local TVN, has been killed – after reportedly being raped and then strangled.

Legislation and Regulations

Bulgaria Detains Journalists Probing EU Funds Fraud

Bulgarian police on Thursday held two investigative journalists from the independent media outlets Rise Romania and Bivol as they were investigating fraud over EU funds before eventually releasing them.

Legislation and Regulations

Suspect Arrested for Attack on Bosnian Journalist

Police in Bosnian's Serb-led entity Republika Srpska on Monday said they had arrested a suspect over the attack on the journalist Vladimir Kovacevic who was assaulted on August 26.

Media and Politics

"Investigative journalists exposed to dramatic threats"

Veran Matic has appealed to the members of the Working Group to help create preventive mechanisms that will increase the safety of journalists