News from BlueLink

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22-12-2015

Termites are eating our forest. No, not the insects, but other ‘termites’ that turn wood into cash. The problem is on the public agenda again – after the revelation for illegal logging near the town of Velingrad, Bulgaria and the dismissal of the forestry employee who signaled the violation. This, however, is just one example of illegal practices.

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news
18-12-2015

Illegal logging and other unsustainable practices of forests and protected areas management were investigated by journalists from Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania and Moldova during the summer of 2015. Their collaboration was part of a project accomplished by Foundation ‘BlueLink’.

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18-12-2015

A new search engine for tracking logging permits is available on the website for investigative journalism bivol.bg. The search engine created by the journalist Atanas Tchobanov was launched on 29 November.

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24-09-2015

Bulgarian journalists and journalism students participated in a three-day training designed to introduce them to feature story writing in the public interest as well as to the issues that merit reporting in the extractive industry in Bulgaria.

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Bulgarian active citizens and NGOs trained in Goritsa, near Karadere beach
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15-09-2015

Over 30 members of civic initiatives and NGOs upgraded their online communication skills at a training workshop held by BlueLink.net, in partnership with Init Lab and Obshtestvo.bg. The event took place on September 11-13, 2015 in Goritsa - a Black Sea coastal village near the popular wild camping beach Karadere.

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01-06-2015

Online Whistle-blowing and Ethical Journalism

Roundtable Discussion

Saturday, June 6, from 16.30 East European Time
At the Red House Centre for Culture and Debate
15 Lyuben Karavelov, Sofia

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news
13-01-2015

BlueLink.net supports a public initiative by WWF Hungary, The Hungarian Ornithological and Nature Conservation Society and Friends of the Earth Hungary to establish the Day of Hungarian Nature.The key aim is to secure a day in our calendars dedicated to the recognition, praise and protection of the unique Hungarian nature and its resources.

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13-01-2015

There is high danger that the ski zones of Bansko in the Pirin National Park and Aleko in the Vitosha Nature Park will be extended with the help of Bulgaria's present government, Environmental groups and NGOs from the For Nature in Bulgaria Coalition warned yesterday. A series of actions by members of government and the ruling majority in parliament raised activists' concerns.

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news
09-12-2014

Doing quality journalism depends to a great extent on us came as a key message during the discussion ‘Strengthening independent journalism in public interest’.

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