About Us


Association of European Journalists  (AEJ-Bulgaria) is a nongovernmental legal entity with non commercial goals, working for the benefit of the society. The organization has been founded in 2010 aiming at working for sustainable media sector in Bulgaria, where free journalists contribute to a positive change in society.  Our team actively strives at enriching the knowledge about quality journalism, freedom of speech in the media and the involvement of the citizens in the civil society development.


The Association of European Journalists is a member of the international Association of European Journalists (www.aej.org), which brings together journalists from 30 European countries. AEJ is independent, international association, where journalists are members of their respective national section. The organization supports critical journalism in the course of European integration and defends the freedom of speech. AEJ gives journalists the opportunity to be part of professional and social network. The association  is an official Observer in the Council of Europe's Media Steering Committee.


The membership in AEJ-Bulgaria is a voluntary act of journalists, working for media or freelancers, experts in the fields of media, European studies and civil society in Bulgaria. Everyone who shares the goals of the organization and the means for their achievement, who adheres to the terms of our Statute is welcome. The membership could be full or associated.

If you like to become a member in AEJ-Bulgaria:

  • Introduce yourself and your motivation for becoming a member at team@aej-bulgaria.org

  • Attach a declaration that you accept the goals of AEJ-Bulgaria and the terms of our Statute, as well as that you adhere to the Ethic code of Bulgarian media.

  • Candidates born before 1973 г. we demand a declaration for not being a member or contributor of the Bulgarian state security services in the period before 1989.