Bulgaria: An Ongoing Fight for Freedom of Press

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More than 20 years after the instatement of democracy in Bulgaria, the country still fight for basic democratic rights such as freedom of speech and media freedom. According to some recent studies and public sentiment, Bulgaria is rated as the country with the worst state of media freedom among EU member states. Along with issues of government corruption and social inequality, which first sparked mass protests almost immediately after the new polls in May and then an occupation of Bulgarian universities by students, key issues in the country include the state of freedom of the press in Bulgaria, which now seems to be on the public agenda.

Many people are turning mainly to small or mid-sized websites that are not owned by any of the big media companies to stay informed.

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