Comments and analysis


Case studies and articles




On May 04, 2011 AIP held a presconference in the Bulgarian News Agency to present its annual report Access to Information in Bulgaria 2010.The eleventh access to information report contains:

  • recommendations for facilitating the access to information and increasing the transparency and accountability of public administration;
  • detailed analysis of the existing FOI legislation and ammendments during 2010.
  • results from the AIP assesment on the online publication of certain categories of information by the administrative structures of the executive power;
  • analyses of the access to information cases referred to AIP for legal help and consulation during 2010;
  • an overview of the most interesting developments in the FOI litigation in 2010, including summaries of cases in which AIP has provided court representation.
The focus of the report is the active publication of information, the need for control over the implementation of the obligations and sactions for failure to comply with the requirements of the law.

Available: Acrobat PDF

New Standards in Access to Information

AIP published a collection of materials produced within the framework of the project Public Awareness Campaign on New Standards in the Access to Information Area, supported by a grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Financial Mechanism (The NGO Fund – Bulgaria 2008-2010; Contract No.ПО3-20-00).

The Foreword was published in AIP Monthly Information Newsletter, issue 12(84), December 2010 (in Bulgarian).

New Standards in Access to Information, Access to Information Programme, 2010, 163 pages, ISBN 978-954-9953-47-3


Buying/Selling the Danube Coast (10 Years Access to Public Information Act, 60 stories by journalists).
The book was presented on November 26, 2010.

The 250 pages of Buying/Selling the Danube Coast is a chronology of the uneasy way walked along by the authorities and the civil society during the ten years of APIA implementation in Bulgaria. The book addresses journalists, legal experts, NGOs and citizens who are concerned about the quality of the public information, about its restrictions, the violations in the process of its provision, and the mechanisms for the protection of the right to information.

Buying/Selling the Danube Coast is published within the framework of the project Local Media and Freedom of Information in Bulgaria, financed through the MATRA program of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and implemented by AIP in cooperation with the The Management & Media Academy/Free Voice.

Compiler and editor Nikolay N. Ninov.
Access to Information Programme, 2010
ISBN 978-954-9953-46-6

English Version • Last Update: 08.05.2011 • © 1999 Copyright by Interia & AIP