New Daily Hits Bulgarian Media Market
The newest daily newspaper "Presa" ("Press") has had its first issue come out on Tuesday, January 3, 2012.
The Presa daily is a project of Tosho Toshev, a former long-time editor-in-chief of the high-circulation Bulgarian daily "Trud" ("Labor").
In an editorial in its first issue, Toshev states the new newspaper will have no programming platform other than the word "freedom".
"The press carries freedom on its paper wings; what is more – good press is actually the very freedom itself, and a prerequisite for a nation to become powerful," declares Toshev whose role in the development of Bulgarian media – and media freedom in particular – is often viewed as controversial.
The new paper employs a staff of 40 people, most of them being Toshev's former colleagues from the Trud daily. Its deputy editors-in-chief are Valeria Veleva, Plamen Enchev, and Nikolay Stoyanov.
The first issue of the Presa daily focuses on a Gallup survey showing that the majority of Bulgarians have actually been supporting of the protests launched by various professional groups in the country in the past few months.
The paper also features an interview with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov in which he reveals that his personal life was a "failure".
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