Blagovest Zlatanov

is former director of the New Publicity Project of the Soros Centre for the Arts in Sofia. He lectures in literary theory at the Kliment Ochridski University in Sofia.


After 1989, Bulgarian cultural periodicals could have played a crucial role in forming a public sphere in Bulgaria. This potential has never been realized, says the former director of the Soros New Publicity Project. Ignored by a government indifferent to culture, cultural periodicals today must fight for a share of the market alongside an opportunistic mass media. Solidarity, transparency, and campaigning are the only things that can save a sector in dire need.

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