site.btaUPDATED BTA Publishes Stories by Current, Former Staffers for 125th Anniversary
The book 125 Years of the Bulgarian News Agency. Personal Stories was published to celebrate the anniversary of the Bulgarian News Agency (BTA). The book contains 55 personal testimonies of former and current BTA staffers.
The book was compiled and edited by Panayot Denev, who was BTA Director General between 1997 and 2002. It was published by the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences' publishing house Prof. Marin Drinov.
In his preface, Denev writes that readers will get acquainted with the labour of seeking, finding and writing the news.
The book shares the personal experiences and impressions of people, who used to work at the Agency, as well as others, who still do. Those include reporters and editors from various departments, correspondents, and photographers. There are texts by current Director General Kiril Valchev and his predecessor Maxim Minchev, by prominent public figures and journalists such as Denev, Dimitri Ivanov, Asen Agov, Petko Bocharov and others.
125 Years of the Bulgarian News Agency. Personal Stories is part of a trilogy that the Agency will publish to mark its birthday. 125 Years of the Bulgarian News Agency. History of BTA (1898-2023) will tell the story of the Agency's evolution, while 125 Years of the Bulgarian News Agency. The News will take readers back in time with information and photos from events in Bulgaria and around the world published in BTA's newsletters.
BTA's anniversary will be marked at Sofia's Bulgaria Hall late Thursday with a concert conducted by Emil Tabakov.