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 Union of Bulgarian Journalists is the largest and most authoritative journalistic organization  in Bulgaria.  The Union is a voluntary association of Bulgarian journalists to protect their own professional, social and trade union rights and interests. The UBJ activity is targeted at the free exercise of the right to seek, receive and impart information, the right of free expression and dissemination awareness, as well as the  prevention of censorship.


The main goals of the Bulgarian Union of  Journalists are as follows:

1.promotion and enhancement the role of professional journalism in the society; 2.adherence to professional standards and rules of professional ethics;3.providing and protection the freedom, independence and autonomy of of the media,4.expressing the common interests of Bulgarian journalists to government, municipal and business authorities and all other bodies in Bulgaria and abroad;5/developing and expanding the international cooperation in the field of professional journalism.


The Governing body of  UBJ is the Managing Board. The members of the UBJ are around 4500 journalists, united in 155 societies throughout the country


.Еvery year, on the occasion of November  1st - the Day of Bulgarian Revival Leaders, UBJ handed the Annual journalism awards, as well as the  highest award "The Golden Pen". With celebrations -  under the auspices of UNESCO -  in 2014 Union of Bulgarian Journalists marked 170 years Bulgarian journalism and  120 years organized journalistic movement in the country


Union of Bulgarian Journalists has established contractual relationships with journalistic organizations from 51 countries. The priorities of the international activities  has always been the relations and cooperation with journalists' unions from the Balkan countries. UBJ was a partner in a  joint project with the Union of Journalists of Northern Greece, based in Thessaloniki. The project was granted by the trans-border cooperation programs - "INTERREG-2." Very fruitful relationship we have with "Friedrich Ebert" Foundation - Germany. The contacts with journalists from several countries are implemented within the events at European Federation of Journalists and  with International Federation of Journalists. .

Taking into consideration the traditions and capabilities of our union, we have assumed also some social and trade union functions. During a lot of meeting with representatives of the employers, as well as with members of the executive, legislative and judicial authorities we have placed the protection of journalistic work and journalistic  rights.Union of Bulgarian Journalists owns recreation facilities in the cities of Varna, Bankya and  Batak. There are wonderful conditions for carrying on different kind of international and national creative events, seminars and conferences, as well as for a complete vacation of USB members and journalists from abroad.


Mrs. SNEZHANA TODOROVA – President of the Managing Board of the UBJ

Mr. IVAN VARBANOV – Secretary General of the UBJ


Better contracts, more transparency in payments and a fair share of remuneration for journalists: these are on top of the agenda for the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) in the latest consultation on the EU copyright directive. The EFJ is putting forward important amendments to the proposed new rights for internet publishers.


Insurance for journalists - IFJ Insurance scheme is the title of the webinar, organized by IFJ/EFJ, especially for freelance journalists.


The contest runs from 2 March to 2 May 2017. The three winning entries in the WSIS photo contest will be awarded and presented at the Forum. In addition, the winners will be invited to join ITU’s #ICT4SDG campaign.


Following the cancelation of the Annual Meeting in Athens, the Steering Committee of the EFJ decided to relocate the meeting in Bucharest (Romania) on the same dates.


In a special letter to all EFJ country-members, the Secretary General of the organization Ricardo Gutierrez informed that EFJ AM in Athens is cancelled. He explains the reasons for that: “The problem is PFJU disagrees with the EFJ naming policy regarding “Macedonia” (aka FYROM). In 2015, in Budva (Montenegro), the Annual Meeting decided the EFJ must use “Macedonia” and not “FYROM” for its external communication.


Union of Bulgarian Journalists offers the publishers of the very new Bulgarian Satiric newspaper "Pras-Press" to disseminate it in the "Sofia press” Agency Gallery bookstore.


More than ever 8th March must be a day of activities for all our affiliates across the world to demand equality between women and men in our organisations, in our media and in our news content. It is our responsibility, as journalists and trade unionists, underlined the IFJ General Secretary in a call to all member-states journalists unions.


Italy is preparing a law which provides fines and imprisonment for distributors of incorrect and the exaggerated news and harsh remarks.


The EFJ/IFJ Authors’ rights expert group convened in Brussels on 6 February. The main issue on the agenda included the new EU directive proposal on copyright in the digital single market and its implication for authors.


The Executive Committee will be held on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 April in Moscow, hosted by our Russian affiliate, the Russian Union of Journalists (RUJ).


 Събития в СБЖ

 Акценти и позиции

„Нека светлината на Възкресение Христово да огрява жизненния Ви път, а Божието присъствие да Ви помага да преодолявате изпитанията и успешно да изпълнявате високоотговорното и народополезно служение, което Бог Ви е възложил!” - пише в посланието на Българския Патриарх

18.04.2017 /13:38

Съюзът на българските журналисти има категорично становище в защита на пазара за книги на площад „Славейков“ - духовна крепост на културата, което изрази председателят на УС на СБЖ СНЕЖАНА ТОДОРОВА:

07.04.2017 /09:43

Иска ми се да започна този репортаж с един въпрос с повишена трудност към важните фактори в столична община начело с кмета Йорданка Фандъкова: могат ли да познаят кои от приложените тук снимки са от родната София и кои - от Париж. Не мога и да си помисля, че не са били там и не са се спирали, макар и мимоходом, пред пъстроцветните кътчета под небето на прочутите в цял свят букинисти.

05.04.2017 /21:07


„Заблуждава ни ослепяващо невежество. О, окаяни смъртни, отворете си очите!” Тези думи на Леонардо Да Винчи идват наум на фона на два актуални медийни сюжета - обвиненията между колеги от Нова телевизия и интригата между издателя на в. „Сега” и главния прокурор

20.04.2017 /14:40 | Автор: Майя Любомирска | Източник: СБЖ

Отново ставаме свидетели на жалката практика: едни и същи медии и този изборен ден прегазиха закона най-безцеремонно. Както мутри газят хора на пешеходна пътека. Всички добре знаем, обявяването на данни от допитвания в медии е забранено 24 часа преди старта и до края на изборния ден. Това обаче явно не важи за някои медии-рецидивисти.

26.03.2017 /18:58 | Автор: Майя Любомирска | Източник: СБЖ


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