Ankova re-appointed as head of Bulgarian National Television

Written by on July 26, 2013 in Bulgaria - No comments

Incumbent director-general of public broadcaster Bulgarian National Television, Vyara Ankova, has been appointed to a second three-year term, the Council for Electronic Media said.

Ankova (47), first elected director-general of BNT in July 2010, was chosen for a second term after the shortlisted six candidates were interviewed by the CEM panel at hearings shown live on television.

A graduate in English from Sofia University, Ankova joined BNT in 1991. Her career included newsreading and being BNT’s correspondent in Greece, as well as attending a specialist course in journalism in Wisconsin and another with CNN.

Ankova’s plans for her second term including expanding the number of channels, including a dedicated culture channel, expanding BNT’s internet presence and using external funding from EU to supplement the broadcaster’s tight budget.

Amid the more than a month of anti-government protests, BNT has been criticised by parties in power for its coverage, with socialist Speaker of Parliament Mihail Mikov alleging that it was party to stoking protests, while ultra-nationalist Ataka leader Volen Siderov barged into BNT to confront Ankova. In turn, protesters held a special event outside BNT to praise it for its objective and professional coverage of the protests.

 

Comments

comments

About the Author

The Sofia Globe - the Sofia-based fully independent English-language news and features website, covering Bulgaria, the Balkans and the EU. Sign up to subscribe to sofiaglobe.com's daily bulletin through the form on our homepage. Please click to support our advertisers!