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Nevena Borisova

I was born in 1987 in the Bulgarian city of Veliko Tarnovo. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, from Sofia University, and have studied Sociology as a second university program (what stressfull times that were!). I have graduated with two Master’s degrees in Literature, Cinema and Visual Culture, and in Human Resources Development (the same university).

My main motion in life is literature, human stories and social change. My passion is travelling and communicating with people.

In the present 2018 I received the Web Report National Award (award supported by 20 NGOs) for pure journalism for an online article about the poor work conditions for nurses in Bulgaria. In 2017 and 2014 I became a scholar of Thomson Reuters Foundation and participated in (correspondently) Trust Law and Trust Women conferences in London.
In 2015 I was a journalistic representative in the Council of Europe Freedom of Speech Conference, Strausbourg.

In 2013 I was selected for the Thomson Reuters Training Course on Rural Poverty Reporting (13-15 February). The intensive course in Rome was designed to facilitate journalists’ interest and instruments to report on issues related to rural regions and challenges related to poverty, lack of infrastructure and etc.

In the same year I received a journalistic fellowship for the Women Deliver 2013 conference (28-31st of May, 2013); The conference (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) was devoted to global and local issues related to women.
In 2012 I had the pleasure to participate for the Thomson Reuters Foundation Training Course Women’s Issues (11-16 November) which was a key moment in my life.
The intensive course (Barcelona) was designed to help journalists in their work and to enhance their coverage of women’s issues. Selected on the base of particular interest in social issues like women’s prob-lems and motivation to exchange view and learn more

In 2012 I also participated in the M100 Youth Media Workshop in Potsdam 2012 “After the Web Revolutions: New media as an instrument for change and more democracy”.
Selected on the base of writing an essay and journalistic activity.

I contribute to the Bulgarian online newspaper E-vestnik,bg, the biggest female Bulgarian magazine “The female today); as well as for Global Voices and

My previous occupations included International News Editor in the Bulgarian Information Agency Focus (two years); editor and screenwriter in the Bulgarian National Television (two years) and screenwriter in the National Student Television.
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Latest posts by Nevena Borisova

Bulgaria's COVID-hit farmers struggle under media negligence and insufficient state support

Having been left out of media's coverage and politicians' interest for decades, many farmers are left to fend for themselves, as aid packages offered by the state are limited.

Romania's paediatrician shortage crisis signals red flags about its healthcare system

Several hospitals in towns outside the capital Bucharest operate with only one pediatrician on duty. When they take a vacation, the unit has to shut down.

Pressured by protests, the Bulgarian government increases funding for pediatric healthcare

"Our children and youth are the treasure of the whole country! Let's support the great doctors and nurses, who save our children's lives."

In Egypt, Both Sexual Harassment and Child Marriages Continue to Plague the Country

"Sexual harassment is a major problem in Egypt. Studies show that large majorities of women have been subjected to it [...] And the problem is deeply rooted."

Meet Khazar Fatemi, a Swedish Journalist Still Searching for the Afghanistan She Left Behind

"For me it is important to use the freedom my parents fought so hard for."

Meet Ara Malikian, the Cosmopolitan With a Violin

Global Voices interviews Ara Malikian, an Armenian violinist who grew up in Lebanon, about the influences that shaped his life and his music.

‘Pro-Russia’ Label Hounds Bulgaria's New President

"The whole theory that Radev is pro-Russia comes from his appeal to the EU to withdraw the sanctions against Moscow."

Bulgaria's New President Vetoes Law That Would Have ‘Opened a Door to Corruption’

"The extension of the time limit to indefinite is a way to privatize services, rights and functions, which society guarantees to its citizens and therefore they are not for sale!"

Bulgaria Elects a New President, But Who Knows What Happens Now to Its Prime Minister

Following Bulgaria's presidential election earlier this month and Prime Minister Boyko Borisov's subsequent decision to submit his resignation to parliament, the country finds itself in a tense political situation.

Bulgarian ‘Green’ Activist Faces Lawsuit Over Facebook Post

Bulgarian eco-activist Borislav Sandov was sentenced for "insulting" the director of a mining company through a Facebook status. Court of appeals will hear his case at the end of May.

Natalia Antonova: Journalist and Playwright Caught Between Russia, Ukraine, and the West

Global Voices speaks to journalist and playwright Natalia Antonova about the complexities of working with mixed identity and politics in Russia and Ukraine.

Umida Ahmedova оn the Burden of Censorship and Being a Female Artist in Uzbekistan

"There was a girl there who did not want to jump from a bridge into the water. We used this image as a metaphor."

An Interview with Anna Nemtsova About Being a Russian Journalist

Independent Russian journalist Anna Nemtsova talks to Global Voices about the assassination of Boris Nemtsov (no relation), Putin's recent unexplained disappearance, and censorship in Russia.

The Collapse of Media Freedom in Bulgaria

Bulgaria has slid in international press freedom rankings, and corruption and lack of transparency plague the country's media sector.

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.

Bulgarian Students Occupy the Country's Future

Students in Sofia and other Bulgarian cities occupy universities in protest of a decision made by Parliament, but regarding on-going political, corruption and freedom issues in the country.

Bulgarian Protesters March Kilometers to Challenge Government

On Sunday, July 7, the number of protesters in the streets of the Bulgarian capital was unprecedented, as tens of thousands of citizens marched in the streets, again demanding the...

Anti-Government Protests Rock Bulgaria's New Leadership

Mass protests begin in Sofia and across Bulgaria after the appointment of controversial politician Delyan Peevski to the position of Head of the Bulgarian National Security Agency.

Alphabets Bring Joy and Sadness to Bulgaria

[…] One of the purest and most sacred holidays in Bulgaria! It's a celebration that makes us proud to have given something to the world! It's a holiday which is...

Wiretapping Scandal, Voter Disillusionment Ahead of Bulgaria's Elections

Bulgarian citizens will have to make some difficult choices as they go to the polls on May 12, 2013, to vote in the parliamentary election. Nevena Borisova reports.

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