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25/01
2008

Bulgaria: Journalists active in running cases


With the support of the Bulgarian Access to Information Programme Bulgarian journalists have run a series of court cases to get information - and very often they have been successful.

 

Below is a selection of ongoing cases (as of January 2008) and successful cases.

Alexenia Dimitrova (24 Hours Newspaper) vs. the Council of Ministers (Against the Council of Ministers' Government Information Service to provide access to the decision(s) that delegated to the Minister of Finance the signing of contracts related to the payment of Iraqi debts to Bulgaria).

Alexenia Dimitrova (24 Hours Newspaper) vs. the Ministry of Foreign Affairs(Access to two contracts for lobbying services signed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in relation to Bulgaria’s accession to the European Union was requested).

Zoya Dimitrova vs. the President's Office (Access to the Report of the National Security Services and the National Intelligence Services about Bulgarian citizens and companies who were involved in oil trade with Iraqi companies or their representatives during Saddam Hussein's regime).
 
Hristo Hristov vs. The National Intelligence Services (Access to documents from the Archive of the First Bureau (the Intelligence Office) of the former State Security Services from the period 1971-1979).
 
Bogdana Lazarova (Darik Radio) vs. The National Intelligence Services (Access to documents from the First Bureau of the former State Security Services (SSS) related to the case of Sergei Antonov and the assassination attempt against Pope John Paul II).
 
Silvya Yotova (Novinar Newspaper) vs. the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works (Concession contract signed between the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works and Highway Trakia JSC).
 
Genka Shikerova (bTV) vs. the Municipality of Nessebar (Access to the mayor's orders book, as well as copies of selected orders).
 
Rosen Bosev (Capital Weekly) vs the Director of the Government Information Service (Access to contracts signed by the Bulgarian Government with the Microsoft Company). For the background of the case, please go to: http://www.aip-bg.org/documents/news_microsoft2007.htm. 

 

 

 
 
 

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