By signing the ADN-Balkans Declaration on April 22, 2020. the BlueLink Foundation became the first Bulgarian member of the Anti-Disinformation network.
BlueLink is a foundation, registered in public interest in Bulgaria with the mission to uphold civil society, democracy, shared European values and environmental sustainability. BlueLink strives to its purpose by supporting internet networking, public interest journalism, policy advocacy and research.
The activities of this foundation include operating a virtual newsroom to publish Evromegdan (in Bulgarian) and BlueLink Stories (in English, for Central and Eastern Europe) as e-magazines for ethical journalism in public interest; and fostering research and analysis of internet freedom, technological and social change, civil society, democracy and sustainable development, and shaping policies that foster them.
BlueLink co-founder and Executive Manager Pavel Antonov explained that:
“Joining and supporting ADN is important for BlueLink, as matches our mission and current activities. Apart from our work in Bulgaria where we are one of several organisations promoting public interest journalism and are publishing our watchdog journalism e-magazine www.evromegdan.bg, BlueLink has had an extensive regional and international component of its work. As early as 2001 – 2003 BlueLink co-founded a Regional Environmental Press Centre network, meant to uphold quality environmental reporting in South Eastern Europe.
More recently we have worked with journalists from Serbia and North Macedonia in our Environmental Watchdogs project in 2016, and are just completing a project which strengthened environmental reporting in Albania. Over the past few years we have also trained watchdog journalists from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Moldova, and Turkey in our immediate neighbourhood, but also from Germany, Kyrgyzstan Poland, Slovakia, Russia and Ukraine.”