Pavel Antonov, PhD

Co-founder and Executive Editor of BlueLink

CEO of the BlueLink foundation. Team leader, senior expert, analyst, trainer. Scientific co-ordination; communication campaign leadership and social/media analyses. Civil Society Advisor to the Minister of Environment and Waters of Bulgaria. Member of the Board of the Association for Progressive Communications. Affiliate of the Open Space Research Centre at the Open University, Milton Keynes, UK. Research focus on normative, occupational and social changes of post-socialist journalism, democratic participation and civil society. 

Studies the expansion of market relationships over various forms of social, political and economic interaction, including civil society, mass media and environment protection. Analyses the engagement of social movements with journalists and business over issues of collective interest, such as environmental, climate change and tobacco control. See a list of his selected publications with BlueLink at

Former chief editor of Green Horizon at the Regional Environmental Center for CEE, projects manager and course leader of environmental journalism and civic e-networking activists across Eastern Europe, Turkey and NIS. Antonov is the former chief editor of current affairs at Bulgaria’s Nova TV where he also reported on political news and hosted Sofia’s Fairy Tales – a weekly show on creativity, multicultural traditions, history and religion.

Honourable mention by Capital among 2010's civic action leaders in Bulgaria for his leadership of the Smoke-free Bulgaria campaign Antonov. With the Smoke-free Life Coalition - Bulgaria, received the World Health Organisation annual award for outstanding contribution to tobacco control in 2019.

A former Council member of Greenpeace International and Board member of Greenpeace CEE.

Contact:pavelan [at] bluelink [dot] net (subject: BlueLink%20contact%20form) (pavelan [at] ).