5 July 2016

Bulgarian Minister of Culture Vezhdi Rashidov demonstrated blatant attempt of political pressure on journalist of public broadcaster BNT. In letter to the Bulgarian National Television (BNT), the minister expresses his discontent towards the criticism of experts in the TV programme of the journalist Georgi Angelov, addressing Angelov with the words: "I advise him not to constantly ironize the state, which pays his salary too". Association of European Journalists – Bulgaria (AEJ) insists on immediate resignation of Vezhdi Rashidov as a minister of culture.

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