Publication Date: January 2018
Research and Editorial Team: AEJ Bulgaria
State of Journalism and Freedom of Speech in Bulgaria, 2017

Four cases of physical attacks, three of serious verbal attacks and three "unjustified dismissals" of journalists were recorded by the Association of European Journalists in Bulgaria (AEJ Bulgaria ) during 2017.

The annual report “State of Journalism and Freedom of Speech in Bulgaria” stresses that, despite a formal legal frame that promotes media freedom and pluralism, only owners of media critical of the government are under scrutiny and constantly under legal pressure in Bulgaria. The government manages to buy "media comfort" by distributing EU funds dedicated to communications.

Tags: Bulgaria Censorship Political_pressure Attacks_against_journalists