July 6, 2013


The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) is worried about developments in Bulgaria.

On 5 July 2103 a television crew of SKAT TV with five jorunalists was verbally and physically assaulted by members of Ataka Party in Bourgas while trying to interview the parliamentarian.

On 27 June 2013 during a meeting Ataka president Volen Siderov announced that he would visit all the state and privately-owned TV stations to obtain “more positive” and “balanced” coverage of his activities. “We are going to throw stones, tomatoes and eggs at the offices of BNT, bTV, Nova TV and Canal 3,” he announced. After this announcment Siderov arrived outside BNT with a group of party members and occupied the BNT premises for several hours.

BNT is Bulgarian public TV broadcaster.