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 Union of Bulgarian Journalists is the largest and most authoritative journalistic organization  in Bulgaria.  The Union is a voluntary association of Bulgarian journalists to protect their own professional, social and trade union rights and interests. The UBJ activity is targeted at the free exercise of the right to seek, receive and impart information, the right of free expression and dissemination awareness, as well as the  prevention of censorship.


The main goals of the Bulgarian Union of  Journalists are as follows:

1.promotion and enhancement the role of professional journalism in the society; 2.adherence to professional standards and rules of professional ethics;3.providing and protection the freedom, independence and autonomy of of the media,4.expressing the common interests of Bulgarian journalists to government, municipal and business authorities and all other bodies in Bulgaria and abroad;5/developing and expanding the international cooperation in the field of professional journalism.


The Governing body of  UBJ is the Managing Board. The members of the UBJ are around 4500 journalists, united in 155 societies throughout the country


.Еvery year, on the occasion of November  1st - the Day of Bulgarian Revival Leaders, UBJ handed the Annual journalism awards, as well as the  highest award "The Golden Pen". With celebrations -  under the auspices of UNESCO -  in 2014 Union of Bulgarian Journalists marked 170 years Bulgarian journalism and  120 years organized journalistic movement in the country


Union of Bulgarian Journalists has established contractual relationships with journalistic organizations from 51 countries. The priorities of the international activities  has always been the relations and cooperation with journalists' unions from the Balkan countries. UBJ was a partner in a  joint project with the Union of Journalists of Northern Greece, based in Thessaloniki. The project was granted by the trans-border cooperation programs - "INTERREG-2." Very fruitful relationship we have with "Friedrich Ebert" Foundation - Germany. The contacts with journalists from several countries are implemented within the events at European Federation of Journalists and  with International Federation of Journalists. .

Taking into consideration the traditions and capabilities of our union, we have assumed also some social and trade union functions. During a lot of meeting with representatives of the employers, as well as with members of the executive, legislative and judicial authorities we have placed the protection of journalistic work and journalistic  rights.Union of Bulgarian Journalists owns recreation facilities in the cities of Varna, Bankya and  Batak. There are wonderful conditions for carrying on different kind of international and national creative events, seminars and conferences, as well as for a complete vacation of USB members and journalists from abroad.


Mrs. SNEZHANA TODOROVA – President of the Managing Board of the UBJ

Mr. IVAN VARBANOV – Secretary General of the UBJ


Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, was known for her investigative journalism and her blog Running Commentary, which was one of the most widely read websites in Malta.


In a special Declaration both international organizations IFJ and EFJ expressed their concern about the case with Bulgarian journalist Victor Nikolaev. Its written:


UBJ strongly condemns the bluster out threats to the TV journalist Victor Nikolaev, made by GERB MP Anton Todorov and Deputy Prime Minister Valeriy Simeonov. Such manners are an open attack against the speech-reedom, which is the ground of the democracy.


This year the IFJ will celebrate World Day for Decent Work on 7 October by highlighting the challenges facing journalists´ unions in achieving decent work.


"Terrorism and the Electronic Media" was the theme of the 13-th edition of the international conference which was held in Sofia between September, 27-29.


Rajasthan Patrika announces 10th and 11th KC Kulish International awards. The award recognizes best of works in Print Media and honors the winning team with a cash prize of US$ 11 000/- and citation. Maximum of 10 meritorious entries also receive medals and certificates.


An instantly and internationally recognisable professional identification. The International Press Card (IPC) is recognised the world over and is the only press pass endorsed by national journalists´ groups in more than 130 countries.


October, 5th , Leipzig – Invitation


The award is sponsored by Dr. Erhard Busek, former Vice-Chancellor of Austria, Jean Monnet Professor ad personam, President of the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe, Coordinator of the Southeast European Cooperative Initiative (SECI) and Former Special Coordinator of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe.


CEECOM 2017 Conference, Ljubljana, June 15 – 16 2017


 Събития в СБЖ

 Правни въпроси и отговори

На въпроси, засягащи трудовите права на журналистите, отговаря докторът по трудово и осигурително право Андрей Александров

29.05.2017 /21:46 | Автор: Андрей Александров | Източник: СБЖ

 Акценти и позиции

Генералният секретар на ЕФЖ Рикардо Гутиерес известява в писмо до председателя на УС на СБЖ, че МФЖ и ЕФЖ са сезирали Платформата за защита на журналистиката на Съвета на Европа за случая с Виктор Николаев. Българското правителство ще бъде поканено за обяснения по поведението на вицепремиера Валери Симеонов

11.10.2017 /16:39

За пореден път сме свидетели на възмутително, арогантно и несъвместимо с демократичните норми поведение на властимащи спрямо журналист - откритите заплахи, отправени в ефир към телевизиониния водещ Виктор Николаев от депутата на ГЕРБ Антон Тодоров и от вицепремиера Валери Симеонов.

08.10.2017 /13:06

СБЖ категорично осъжда заканите в ефир към телевизионния водещ Виктор Николаев, отправени от депутата на ГЕРБ Антон Тодоров и от вицепремиера Валери Симеонов. Подобно поведение е открито покушение срещу свободата на словото, а тя е фундамент на демокрацията

06.10.2017 /20:06


Журналистиката е огледало, макар и често криво. Но не тя е виновна за онова, което отразява и в част от което я е превърнал политическият модел, оседлал обществото ни. Единството на гилдията днес е по-нужно отвсякога. Иначе и този път възмущението от властимащите наглеци ще излети само в свирката на непомръдващия локомотив „Гражданско общество”

08.10.2017 /17:54 | Автор: Къдринка Къдринова | Източник: СБЖ

Пояснявам: Ако слушате редовно Българското национално радио (БНР). И още по-конкретно – програма „Хоризонт“. Е, сега да си дойдем на думата.

19.09.2017 /16:38 | Автор: Иван Тодоров | Източник: СБЖ


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