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Bulgarian Service

RFE/RL’s Bulgarian Service, Svobodna Evropa, provides independent reporting in a media landscape weakened by monopolistic ownership and corruption.

RFE/RL President Jamie Fly Visits Bulgaria

During a visit to Bulgaria this week, RFE/RL President & CEO Jamie Fly met with Bulgarian President Rumen Radev and Prime Minister Kiril Petkov.

Radio Free Europe’s Audience Reach Behind the Iron Curtain

The data graphics below demonstrate Radio Free Europe’s weekly audience reach from 1963 to 1989 in Czechoslovakia, Poland, Hungary, Romania, and Bulgaria. Audience reach for other foreign broadcasters is shown.

Remembering RFE/RL’s Fallen Journalists

RFE/RL journalists, often at great personal risk, work to spread knowledge and combat lies to ensure that people even in the world’s most oppressed nations have access to the truth. 

RFE/RL’s Bulgarian Service, 1 Year Old, Hits Ground Running

One year since its launch in Bulgaria amid widespread media decline, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) Bulgarian Service has notched a series of high-profile investigations and eye-opening reports.

RFE/RL Formally Relaunches Bulgarian Service

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) has formally dedicated its new bureau in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, marking a return to a region where media freedom and independence is under threat.

RFE/RL Returns To Bulgaria

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) relaunched its Bulgarian Service on January 21, 2019.

RFE/RL Names Leadership For Romania And Bulgaria News Services

Following a decision to resume news coverage for audiences in Romania and Bulgaria after closing its doors there a decade ago, RFE/RL has announced the leadership for both services with plans to…

RFE/RL Expands To Bulgaria, Romania

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) has announced plans to launch news services in Bulgaria and Romania in a bid to strengthen the media landscape in both countries.

RFE Bulgarian Broadcasts Commemorated In Sofia

The 60th anniversary of the first RFE Bulgarian broadcast from Munich in October 1951 was recently celebrated with an exhibition and conference in Sofia.