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New Job Vacancy: IGA is Hiring an Analyst

Job description and requirements IGA is seeking to hire a part-time analyst to support the Institute in its ongoing work on Russian media influence in Bulgaria and the wider Central and East European region. Click the button above for more information.  Deadline for submitting your application: September 15, 2022, to rfilipova@globalanalytics-bg.org We look forward to …

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Three Seas Partnership Inaugurating Event: The Perspectives of Austria and Bulgaria

The Institute for Global Analytics is pleased to have joined the Three Seas Partnership, a platform for cooperation coordinated by the Warsaw Institute. The Partnership brings together think tanks from member states of the Three Seas Initiative with the aim to devise and implement ideas for civil-societal and policy-making collaboration within the region.  In an …

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Dr. Rumena Filipova interviewed by TRT World about the political crisis in Bulgaria

IGA’s chairperson discussed the political situation in Bulgaria, the prospects for the upcoming snap election and relations with North Macedonia for a TRT World report on Bulgarian politics.  You can watch the full interview below, starting at 19:42. https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=2VeL7JyIh-8&t=1234s&fbclid=IwAR2N2TvfAtq_Ke419LRQpFW2nvyGoZ5d8gkJ365CKibd-vx21g7qUv_XMAE

Dr. Rumena Filipova interviewed by Deutsche Welle on Chinese universities, Confucius Institutes and Huawei in Bulgaria

In an interview for Deutsche Welle featuring China’s cultural-educational influence in Bulgaria, IGA’s chairperson points out the scope of Bulgarian universities’ contracts with their Chinese counterparts; the lack of transparency of Confucius Institute operations and the subnational involvement of Huawei in Bulgaria’s tertiary education system. You can read the full article in German here. 

Dr. Rumena Filipova speaks to Deutsche Welle about Chinese academic influence in Bulgaria

In an interview for Deutsche Welle, IGA’s chairperson discusses the interconnection between Russian and Chinese influence in Bulgaria. She emphasizes the growing academic presence of China, which is perceived as an opportunity in Bulgaria, while there is a lack of debate and regulations about the dangers of this presence. Pro-Chinese bias in political science and …

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International Conference: China-Europe Academic Engagement

Dr. Rumena Filipova took part in a conference in Bratislava on 24 June 2022 organized by the Central European Institute of Asian Studies (Slovakia). The event presented the findings from a cross-national project mapping the academic interactions between universities in Central and Eastern Europe and their Chinese counterparts. Dr. Filipova spoke alongside Samuel Spáč (Transparency …

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Dr. Rumena Filipova speaks to the Geopost about the political crisis in Bulgaria

In an interview for the Geopost, Dr. Rumena Filipova analyzed the political crisis in Bulgaria following ITN’s withdrawal from the coalition government. She stresses that the political crisis is a reflection of significant and long-term processes taking place in many sectors of Bulgarian society, based on a struggle between the post-communist status quo and the …

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Dr. Rumena Filipova speaks to the Bulgarian National Radio about cross-regional perspectives on Russian disinformation

In an interview for the Bulgarian National Radio, Dr. Rumena Filipova presented the key conclusions from the international hybrid roundtable, which took place on 1 June 2022. In focus was a comparative approach to the media influence of authoritarian states (Russia and China) in Europe but also in other regions and countries of the world, …

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Dr. Rumena Filipova speaks to Capital Daily about the EC’s proposals for asset freezes

In an interview for Capital Daily, Dr. Rumena Filipova commented that the European Commission’s proposals for freezing and confiscating assets of oligarchs have been spurred by Russia’s war on Ukraine, as for a long time Russian oligarchs had been able to unproblematically use their wealth in Europe. The proposals also seek to establish a common …

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Science+ Media Training: Tackling Medical Disinformation

On May 19 and 20, 2022 a pilot training for Bulgarian journalists was conducted as part of the platform Science+ developed by Free Press for Eastern Europe (Czechia) and Free Press Unlimited. The training took place in Sofia Tech Parк and focused on equipping the trainees with conceptual and practical tools to recognize medial disinformation …

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