06 February 2009

Gergana Jouleva presents the award to Tsvetan TodorovAIP held the annual meeting with the journalists from the coordinators’ network on February 6, 2009 in Sofia.


The meeting was organized within the project Local Media and Freedom of Information in Bulgaria, implemented by The Management&Media Academy/Free Voice and AIP with the financial support of the MATRA Programme of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Ms. Gergana Jouleva, AIP executive director, made and overview of the results achievements during the first year of implementation of the project Local Media and Freedom of Information in Bulgaria and outlined the tasks for 2009. Alexander Kashumov, the head of AIP legal team, presented the last amendments to the Access to Public Information Act and results from the AIP run campaign with regard to proposed amendments to the Electronic Communications Act and AIP initiated litigation against Regulation 40 of the Ministry of Interior and the SCITC. Kiril Terziiski, a lawyer in the legal team of AIP, presented the legal help provided in information cases of journalists.

AIP gave the Coordinator of the Year Award for a second successive year. Tsvetan Todorov, AIP coordinator for the region of Lovech, was acknowledged for his active use of the Access to Public Information Act in his journalistic work, including the defense of his right to information in court, and reporting on these developments. Pictures of the meeting.