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UNION OF BULGARIAN JOURNALISTS/UBJ/

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Union of  Bulgarian Journalists/UBJ/ is the largest and most authoritative journalist’s 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 a wareness, as well as the  prevention of censorship.

 

MAIN GOALS

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

1.Promotion and enhancing the role of professional journalism in the society; 2.Adherence to professional standards and rules of professional ethics; 3.Providing and protection the media freedom, independence and autonomy; 4.                     Expressing the common interests of Bulgarian journalists to the government, municipal and business authorities and all other bodies in Bulgaria and abroad; 5.Development and expanding the international cooperation in the field of professional journalism.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL STATE

TheGoverning body of  UBJ is the Managing Board. The number of all members of the UBJ are about 4500 journalists, united in 156 societies all over the country. The real acting journalists, member of the UBJ are about 1800. Members of UBJ  are also freelancers, retired media-workers, students of journalism etc. About 200 new candidates are applying every year for membership in UBJ.

 

PROFESSIONAL AND CREATIVE ACTIVITIES

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 prize "The Golden Pen". With celebrations -  under the auspice of UNESCO -  in 2014 Union of Bulgarian Journalists marked 170 years Bulgarian journalism and  120 years organized journalistic movement in the country

 

 

INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITY

Union of Bulgarian Journalists has established contractual relationships with journalists associations from 51 countries of the world. The priorities of the international activities  has always been the relations and cooperation with journalists'unions from the EU-member states and the Balkan countries. UBJ was a partner in several joint projects with the Union of Journalists of Northern Greece, basedinThessalonikiq Serbia, Romania etc. The projects has been was granted by the trans-border cooperation programm - "INTERREG-2." Very fruitful relationship the Union have with "FriedrichEbert" Foundation - Germany. The contacts with journalists  from  several countries are implemented within the events at EuropeanFederation of Journalists and  with International Federation of Journalists. UBJ has a very good relationships and regular exchanging of delegation with EU-member countries, as well as with South Korea, China, and almost all Middle- and Far East countris and their Journalists Associations.
 

SOCIAL AND TRADE-UNION ACTIVITIES

Taking into consideration the traditions and capabilities of the Union, it has assumed also some social and trade-union functions. During a lot of meetings with representatives of the employers, as well as with members of the Executive, legislative and judicial authorities, UBJ has placed the protection of journalistic work and journalistic  rights.Union of Bulgarian Journalistsalso is an owner of several recreation bases  in Varna, Bankya and  Batak. There are wonderful conditions for carrying on different kind of international and national creative events, seminars and conferences.

The UBJ Managing Board President  is Mrs. Snezhana Todorova.

UBJ Secretary General is Mr. Ivan Varbanov

January 2018

 

The UBJ Managing Board expresses its strong position in support of the BNR journalists and insists that the management contract of the BNR General Director Mr. Svetoslav Kostov be terminated on the base of administrative violations affecting freedom of expression, national security and the implementation of the Horizont program license. We urge The Council for electronic Media / CEM/ to dismiss BNR Board members as well

27.09.2019/15:17

The ECPMF together with n-ost and the lead organisers DW Akademie and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung cordially invite you to the FoME Symposium, 2019 in Bonn on 7-8 November 2019 to discuss challenges ahead for the international media development community.

30.08.2019/18:51

„Bulgaria will vote for a new Prosecutor General this autumn and a series of statements made by public officials against the press have raised journalists” concerns about the process, is written in a press-release, issued and distributed by IFJ/EFJ all over their affiliates. The International and European Federations of journalists (IFJ/EFJ) join their affiliate the Union of Bulgarian Journalist (UBJ) in calling for better protection of the rights of journalists and the media.

20.08.2019/21:31

The UBJ Managing Board is deeply concerned about the opinions and statements, expressed by some prosecutor’s circles and several organizations, as well as by the sole candidate for the position of a new Prosecutor General of the Republic of Bulgaria himself, is written in a special Declaration adopted by the UBJ Managing Board.

14.08.2019/17:47

Hundreds of delegates from journalists unions around the world adopted a new Global Charter of Ethics for Journalists at a historic International Federation of Journalists congress.

29.06.2019/21:49

254 IFJ delegates convening in Tunis for their World Congress elected Younes MJahed of Morocco as their new President.

16.06.2019/10:32

European journalists are facing an unprecedented crisis today. Murder of colleagues too curious for some politicians in power who use it for their own interests, concentrations of the media, attacks on the freedom to inform by the passing of repressive and restrictive laws, deterioration of working conditions and remuneration, precariousness, authors´ rights flouted: we are witnessing a historic decline in the exercise of the unprecedented profession of journalist.

05.04.2019/21:32

The European Parliament adopted the Copyright Directive in the Digital Single Market by 348 votes in favor and 274 against. A call to open the text to amendments was lost by just 5 votes.

29.03.2019/21:31

Journalists have recently reiterated their support to the Copyright directive and renewed their calls on the European Parliament to adopt a text that ensures all journalists in the European Union will benefit from the revenues generated from the online use of their work.

24.03.2019/21:19

IFJ disseminated the following message to its affiliates all over the world, regarding the Women Day - March, 8, 2019:

05.03.2019/18:38
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