A Bulgarian Reporter's Journey Traces a Nation's Progress

March 2011
Nieman Reports;Spring2011, Vol. 65 Issue 1, p35
The article examines the plight of investigative journalists in Bulgaria. It describes the author's perspective about the dangers of practicing journalism in Bulgaria despite the collapse of Communism in 1989. The article mentions the physical attack that happened to the author at Stara Zagora in 1994, and his account of facing lawsuits in 1996 and 1997. The author discusses his attempts to upgrade his investigative reporting skills by participating in various trainings conducted by foreign journalists in Denmark, the Netherlands, and the U.S.


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