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    Maria Cheresheva

    Editor in Chief

    Maria Cheresheva is a member of the Management Board and is among the founders of the Association of European Journalists – Bulgaria. A freelance journalist currently. She started her career in 2008 in the European portal of Dnevnik.bg, and since then she has worked with numerous Bulgarian and international publications. Among them are Balkan Insight, OCCRP, ZDF, Deutsche Welle, BBC, Ethical Journalism Network, etc. She studied European Studies in Sofia and Maastricht, the Netherlands, and did an internship in the Media Monitoring Department of the European Parliament’s Directorate-General for Communication.

    Contact: [email protected]

    Martin Dimitrov

    Editor

    Martin Dimitrov is the Bulgaria correspondent for the English-language regional media Balkan Insight since January 2018. He is also acting as an editor of the English-language Kapital Quarterly magazine, published by Economedia. Previously, he covered domestic and foreign policy topics for the economic weekly “Capital” for three years. He graduated from the University of Glasgow, UK, in 2014 with a Politics degree.

    Contact: [email protected]

    Boryana Dzhambazova

    Editor

    Boryana is a freelance journalist, based in Sofia, Bulgaria. She has been reporting on a wide range of topics – from economic and political developments to social affairs and human rights issues. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Economist, and Politico Europe, among others.

    Contact: [email protected]

    Fani Bachvarova

    Social media editor

    Fani Bachvarova is a digital specialist, journalist and co-founder of Motif Media, writing documentary stories on human rights issues, nature conservation, inequality and access to education. She works for international organizations such as WWF, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Friends of the Earth and AЕJ. She has an MA in Media and Business from Erasmus University of Rotterdam, an MA in Journalism from Sofia University and a BA in Finance from the University of National and World Economy Sofia.

    Contact: [email protected]

    Tsvetelina Hristova

    Community building coordinator

    Tsvetelina’s personal and professional cause is discovering the best in people. She came to that conclusion after 10 years in Bulgaria’s NGO sector. Tsvetelina held different administrative positions in a donor organization supporting the development of civil society in Central and Eastern Europe. Later she joined De Pasarel Foundation – Bulgaria team (now Polder) to coordinate volunteering social workers from the Netherlands at Bulgarian social services for people with intellectual disabilities. Within the “Media Literacy in the Classroom” project Tsvetelina is engaged with community building activities.

    Contact: [email protected]

    Ivan Radev

    Project manager

    Ivan Radev is a member of the Managing Board of Association of European Journalists – Bulgaria and Manager of Media Literacy in the Classroom Project. He has over 10 years of journalistic background and also a solid experience as a communication specialist in the civic sector.

    Contact: [email protected]