March 21, 2001


Vienna, 21 March 2001

The Vienna South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) is alarmed about the information, that yesterday on 21 March 2001 the Bulgarian police entered the premises of Bulgarian National Radio, as also that the police barred the journalists from their studios and newsrooms.

The police action started after the journalists were protesting the appointment of a new executive director who they believed to be politically biased.

Today on 22 March 2001 seven radio journalists, including the protest leaders, were dismissed.