Access to Information Programme

Access to Information Programme country-network of journalists was established in 1997. The 27 coordinators who are forming the network are well known journalists and socially active persons. Working for broadcasting, printed and electronic media, they identify and analyze specific cases of public interest, creating a clear picture of the practices of information seeking and provision in the country.

AIP coordinators raise awareness on AIP strategies and activities by publishing in local media, they write materials for AIP monthly newsletter, organize workshops and public discussions with AIP experts at a local level, provide advice to colleague-journalists and citizens on how to exercise their right under the Access to Public Information Act.

Blagoevgrad
Vladimir Simeonov

Correspondent of "Standart" daily. AIP coordinator since 1999.

Phone: +359 888 869 993
Burgas
Silvia Shatarova

Chief Editor of "Chernomorski Far" newspaper. AIP coordinators since 2005. Recipient of the 2004 award of the National Association of Municipalities in the Republic of Bulgaria; the 2006 award of the Bulgarian Association of Regional Media and the Golden Phoenix award of Burgas media for 2008 and 2009.

Phone: +359 888 731 839
Dobrich
Petromira Kircheva

Correspondent of bTV. AIP coordinator since 2007.

Phone: +359 888 148 052
Gabrovo
Emilia Dimitrova

Chief editor of Sevlievo Online.com. AIP coordinator since 2013.

Phone: +359 889 14 80 52
Haskovo
Krasimira Apostolova

Correspondent of "Standart" daily. AIP coordinator in the period 2009 - 2011 and since 2016.

Phone: +359 888 870412
Kardjali
Ivanka Lambeva

Deputy Chief Editor of "Nov Zhivot" newspaper. AIP coordinator since 2006.

Phone: 0887 002 490
Kyustendil
Elitsa Ivanova

Correspondent of the Bulgarian News Agency. AIP coordinator since 2000.

Phone: +359 889 311 841
Lovech
Daniela Balabanova

Correspondent of the Bulgarian News Agency. AIP coordinator since 2016.

Phone: +359 888 591 123
Montana
Lyubomir Yordanov

Correspondent of "Trud" daily. AIP coordinator since 1997. Author of the books "Presence of Wind", "More Love", "Lost Land", "Guide to the Wild Northwest", "Fishermen Stories from the Danube". Recipient of the 2013 Award "AIP Coordinator of the Year".

Phone: +359 888 819 180
Pazardzhik
Todor Grozdev

Senior reporter in "Zname" newspaper. AIP coordinator since 2015. Recepient of the 2005 Bulgarian Regional Media Association Award.

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Phone: +359 888 834 837
Pernik
Iliana Ivanova

AIP coordinator since 2000. Author of the documentary "Touching Brussels".

Phone: +359 894 724 613
Pleven
Ivanka Vateva

Chief Editor on "Posrednik" newspaper. AIP coordinator since 2011. Recipient of the Award "AIP Coordinator for 2011."

Phone: +359 898 515 193
Plovdiv
Iskra Koycheva

Editor and host in Darik Radio. AIP coordinator since 2017. 

Phone: +359 889 524 186
Razgrad
Stela Kovacheva

Correspondent of "Standart" daily and "Dnevnik" daily. AIP coordinator since 1997. Recipient of the Award "AIP Coordinator for 2009".

Phone: +359 888 870 879
Russe
Tsveta Nenova

News Director in "Arena Media". AIP coordinator since 1999. Screenwritier of the TV series "The Unseen Bulgaria", "TV Temida", "Life With No Limits" and the documentaries "The Dolphins Are Hurrying" and "Itineraries of Russe".

Phone: +359 898 386 351
Shumen
Nevena Nikolova

Editor in the "Dnes" (Today) Team in Radio Shumen. AIP coordinator since 2015.

Phone: +359 884 362 413
Silistra
Kalina Grancharova

AIP coordinator since 2013. Chief Editor of "Tutrakanski Glas" (The Voice of Tutrakan). Recepient of an honorary plate of the Union of Bulgarian Journalists (2012).

Phone: +359 898 628 376
Sliven
Mariana Ivanova

Chief Editor of "Sliven Agency." AIP coordinator since 2016. Author of the book "No Bottom" and the documentary movie "Presences."

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Phone: +359 886 438 912
Smolian
Valentin Hadziev

Correspondent of 24 Hours daily. AIP coordinator since 2001.

Phone: +359 889 513 247
Sofia District
Alexander Iliev

Chief editor of the Multimedia Information Agency Srednogorie. AIP coordinator since 2010.

Phone: +359 898 515 616
Stara Zagora
Hristo Hristov

Correspondent of Pressa newspaper. AIP coordinator since 1997. Recipient of the 2006 Annual Award of the Union of Bulgarian Journalists. Author of the books Steps Towards the Horizon, Horned Things.

Phone: +359 888 368 548
Targovishte
Borislav Kurdov

Correspondent of Darik Radio. AIP coordinator since 2013.

Phone: +359 885 653 207
Varna
Krastina Marinova

Correspondent of Trud daily. AIP coordinator since 2001. Recipient of the 2012 Award "AIP Coordinator of the Year".

Phone: +359 888 870 457
Veliko Tarnovo
Zdravka Maslyankova

Correspondent of the Bulgarian National Radio. AIP coordinator since 2012. Recipient of the awards: "Chernorizets Hrabar" Journalism Award (2008), "Journalist of the Year" of the Bulgarian Association of Regional Media (2008), the Annual Award of the Union of Bulgarian Journalists (2009), the Grand Prix "Konstantin-Cyril the Philosopher" of the Bulgarian Association of Regional Media (2009, 2015). Recepient of the 2015 Award "AIP Coordinator ot the Year."

Phone: +359 886 653255; +359 887 215 549
Vidin
Tsvetomir Tsvetanov

Senior reporter in Radio Vidin. AIP coordinator since 2015. Recepient of the 2015 Bulgarian National Radio Award "Sirak Skitnik".

Phone: +359 899 127 167
Vratsa
Iva Antonova

Correspondent of the Bulgarian National Radio. AIP coordinator since 2005.

Phone: +359 884 362 857
Yambol
Diana Boncheva

AIP coordinator since 2001. Recipient of the 2007 Award "AIP Coordinator of the Year".

Phone: +359 893 219 069