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Zahariy Knyazheski Regional Library in Stara Zagora Hosted Public Meeting under the Project “Libraries and Journalists Keep Vigil on the Rule of Law, Civil Rights and Social Inclusion”

The Zahariy Knyazheski Regional Library in Stara Zagora hosted the last meeting in a series of three closing events under the project "Libraries and Journalists Keep Vigil on the Rule of Law, Civil Rights and Social Inclusion". The project is a joint initiative of the Center for Independent Journalism, the Glob@l Libraries Bulgaria Program and the regional libraries in Vidin, Shumen and Stara Zagora. The project is financed by the MATRA/KAP Program of the Dutch Embassy.

The two-day event included a presentation of the book "SEPARATION FAILED: from the History of a Social Disease". The investigating journalists Ivan Mihalev (Capital Weekly) and Genka Shikerova (bTV) as well as other journalists from Stara Zagora presented materials exploring conflict of interest as a hotbed of corruption.

Community members and citizens joined the discussion and stated that investigations of corruption and conflict of interest resonate strongly in the society; they should, however, result in concrete action on the part of the relevant authorities. 

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