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Stories about Bulgaria

24 April 2016

Some Iraqi Refugees Who Made It to Europe Are Choosing to Return Home

“If there was a hope I would get asylum soon, I would have stayed. But there was no hope.”

4 April 2016

Film Says Students Across Central and Eastern Europe Should Cooperate on Fighting Corruption

A recently published documentary shows how youth organizations from various countries can cooperate to put an end to the shady dealings that too often occur within educational institutions.

29 February 2016

Youth NGOs in Central and Eastern Europe Tackle Corruption With a New Documentary Series

In the former Yugoslavia and former USSR, "from kindergarten to university, generations of children and students grow up learning about corruption from their own experiences."

29 January 2016

Grandma March Day, the Balkan Tradition of Exchanging Handmade Amulets

Balkan countries have joined forces to preserve the custom and push for its inclusion on UNESCO's list of intangible cultural heritage.

25 January 2016

Old Postcards Reveal Forgotten World War I Memories in Macedonia

Made between 1914 and 1918, these photos not only document military aspects of World War I, but also provide views of places and people caught within its maelstrom.

17 December 2014

Serbia Arrests 11 Foreign Human Rights Activists Ahead of Protest

Amnesty International has requested that Serbian authorities release eleven activists from Bulgaria, Finland, and Slovakia who were in Serbia to hold peaceful protests during the CEE-China Summit in Belgrade.

7 August 2014

Bulgaria's Mizia Is a City Under Water After Heavy Flooding

Hundreds of people lost their homes in the city of Mizia, when unrelenting rain recently caused the Skat River to overflow. Bulgarians have scrambled to gather supplies for the victims.

3 August 2014

Russian-French Opposition Activist Koblyakov Arrested in Bulgaria

Nikolay Koblyakov, founder of the French NGO Free Russia, which for years has organized protests against Putin's regime, was arrested at Sofia Airport on July 29, 2014.

3 July 2014

Australian Activist Jock Palfreeman Is Taking On Bulgaria's Prison System From the Inside

People are calling for a Twitter "Day of Solidarity" with Palfreeman, imprisoned for murder. He says he was defending himself after trying to stop an attack on two Roma boys.

10 May 2014

Two People Are Driving Around Europe to Find What It Means to Be European

On the eve of European elections, two French artists will tour Europe to meet with as many types of Europeans as possible.

19 February 2014

The Journalistic Purgatory of Eastern Europe

The Bridge

Central and Eastern European media is less free now than at any point in the past 20 years and the internet is no safe haven either.

14 February 2014

A Visitor Describes How it Feels to be Mugged by Bulgarian Police

Political scientist and blogger Anastas Vangeli used social networks to describe his experience of extortion by Bulgarian policemen on his way from Macedonia to Poland.

11 February 2014

Prisoners Lists Stir Informbiro Memories in Former Yugoslav Republics

Publishing of the lists of Goli Otok prisoners, victims of 1949-56 communist purges, reignited dormant debates and opened some old wounds, throughout the former Yugoslav republics.

12 January 2014

Hockey, Diving for Crosses and Other Christmas-in-January Traditions

While Christians in the Western hemisphere celebrate Christmas in December, most Orthodox and Coptic Christians mark the birth of Christ in early January, from Eastern Europe to North Africa.

22 November 2013

GV Face: Students Occupy Bulgaria's Future

GV Face

This Friday on GV Face we talk abut the future of Bulgaria's protests with our authors Rayna, Nevena Borisova and Ruslan Trad, and Danica Radisic.

17 November 2013

Waiting for Freedom of the Press in Bulgaria

Bulgaria has been rated as having the least media freedom in the EU. During a time of political turmoil in the country, Bulgarians are turning to new media tools.

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