Media regulator appoints Mitev as the new head of Bulgarian national radio


At a meeting on October 27, the Electronic Media Council (CEM) elected Milen Mitev as the new General Director of the Bulgarian National Radio public service broadcaster, BNR reported.

Mitev had been acting general director of the BNR since August when Andon Baltakov stepped down, citing “deeply personal reasons” in a letter to CEM. Then Baltakov, the Appointed to the position in January 2020said in a media interview that he was threatened.

Four of the five CEM members voted for Mitev with one abstention. He was one of three candidates for office.

Mitev studied law at Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski and joined BNR in 2009 as a legal advisor.

From 2013 to 2019 he was a member of the Legal Committee of the European Broadcasting Union.

From August 2018 to July 2019 he was Head of Legal and Human Resources at BNR. From September 2019 to March 2020, he worked for the Bulgarian news agency BTA before returning to the BNR as the channel’s administrative director.

At his hearing, he told CEM that he saw the main tasks of the BNR as “quality journalism, in-depth analysis, social responsibility, a variety of topics and perspectives, support for all groups in the digital world and not afraid to experiment”. Formats “.

(Screenshot via BNT)

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