November 30, 2020

BULGARIA: SEEMO CONCERNED WITH RECENT BULGARIAN MEDIA DEVELOPMENTS

BULGARIA, 01/11/2015
Vienna, 1 November 2015 – The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) calls on authorities in Bulgaria to investigate cases of intimidation and threats against journalists in order to secure free reporting.

Dimitar Stoyanov, investigative journalist of web portal Bivol, filed a complaint with police claiming that he was being followed and intimidated because of his work and research.

He also reported to authorities that unknown perpetrators had broken into his home and searched it.

Stoyanov had been working on an investigation into the disappearance of 26 million EUR in European Union funds meant to be spent on food for the poor.

SEEMO is a network of editors, media executives and leading journalists in South East and Central Europe. SEEMO’s press freedom work is supported by the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) project, as part of a grant by the European Commission.