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Bulgarian Wikipedia Announces National Entries for ‘Wiki Loves Earth’ Photo Contest

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 21:19:50 +0000

Wikipedia Bulgaria announced the top 10 photos that will represent Bulgaria in the "Wiki Loves Earth" international photo contest.

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Satirical Cartoonists Take Aim at Bulgaria's Media Distribution ‘Monopoly’

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 08:37:18 +0000

"When holding this newspaper is a reason for jealousy. There is expression, but no freedom. #Prass-Press"

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ISIS Attempts to Exploit Balkan War Wounds With Localized Propaganda

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:42:54 +0000

The region has a painful legacy of war that has divided people along ethnic and religious lines.

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‘Justice for All’ Initiative Seeks Judicial Reforms and an End to High-Level Corruption in Bulgaria

Sun, 04 Jun 2017 18:13:35 +0000

About 2,000 people gathered in the center of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, demanding judicial reforms. Protests were also held in the cities of Plovdiv and Varna.

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Three Decades and Several Films Later, a Creative Translation of ‘Alien’ Endures in the Balkans

Tue, 16 May 2017 04:12:23 +0000

"Then there's Alien or Osmi Putnik which literally translates to "The Eighth Passenger". What was the sequel translated as? More Passengers?"

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Meet Ara Malikian, the Cosmopolitan With a Violin

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:07:19 +0000

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

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

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:25:49 +0000

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

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Online Documentary Tells Stories of Adolescent Mothers From Bulgaria

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 11:47:42 +0000

"Often, they are given no chance of making their life choice themselves and they are left in the closed loop of illiteracy, un-employment, and poverty."

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

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 09:52:19 +0000

"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!"

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A Three-Minute Online Video Explains the Essence of Balkan Nationalisms

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 18:28:35 +0000

"Every country in the Balkans believes that it should be bigger than it is."

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Bulgarians React Quickly in Solidarity Response to Hitrino Train Tragedy

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 10:17:15 +0000

At least seven people were killed in the blast that followed a rail accident in one of the country's most impoverished regions.

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

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 18:47:15 +0000

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.

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In Bulgaria, an Example of How Refugees Need Not Be a Problem, but a Solution

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:31:23 +0000

Refugees can help solve shortages of workers—if they're given the chance.

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Yugoslav Comic ‘Dikan’ Is Back to Remind Us We're All Descendants of Migrants in Some Way or Another

Sat, 10 Sep 2016 15:52:48 +0000

"Finally, we, the Early Slavs, have inhabited the Internet, too. We bid you a warm welcome and pleasant stay."

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Russia-Trained Civil Militias Along Bulgaria's Borders Are ‘Ready for War With Refugees’

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 18:05:52 +0000

The civilian militias hunting refugees along the country's borders are a major manifestation of the rising tide of xenophobia in Bulgaria. Yet the authorities are mostly silent on the issue.

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