Buying/ Selling the Danube Coast (10 Years APIA, 60 stories by journalists) is part of AIP strategy to mark the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Access to Public Information Act (APIA).
A compiler and editor of the book is Nikolay N. Ninov, a coordinator of the AIP network of journalists in the country. The stories are written by the AIP coordinators within the period 2003 – 2010. Most of them were published in AIP monthly newsletter, the rest in the media journalists work for. Some texts were amended, updated or originally written for the purposes of the book.
Buying/ Selling the Danube Coast is a mixture of journalistic styles. AIP coordinators report the emblematic APIA litigation cases, tell about the access to information experience of NGOs, journalists and citizens. The book is a chronology of the uneasy way walked along by the authorities and the civil society during the ten years of APIA implementation in Bulgaria. The book addresses journalists, legal experts, NGOs and citizens who are concerned about the quality of the public information, about its restrictions, the violations in the process of its provision, and the mechanisms for the protection of the right to information.
Buying/Selling the Danube Coast is published within the framework of the project Local Media and Freedom of Information in Bulgaria, financed through the MATRA program of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and implemented by AIP in cooperation with the The Management & Media Academy/Free Voice.
You can buy the book in the Helikon Bookstores or AIP office.