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Rumen Radev: Public media need to have independent financing

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"We need serious changes in the law to guarantee independent financing of the public service media, as well as to make the real ownership of the private media clear," said President Rumen Radev at the 18th World Meeting of the Bulgarian Media in Kazanlak. 

In his words, we cannot develop as a democratic society without strong, free and independent media. 

The Bulgarian head of state pointed out that the freedom of the means of information should be a primary task of society and institutions, but above a responsibility of media outlets themselves. 

"Because in a divided and contradictory world, when the truth is often inconvenient and subject to censorship, we are responsible by all possible means to protect this truth and to affirm the sense of justice in our society", he added.

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