Bulgaria’s Council for Electronic Media (CEM) has appointed Emil Koshlukov as the interim DG of Bulgarian National Television (BNT).
At the same time it has accepted the resignation of the previous DG Konstantin Kamenarov, submitted earlier this week, as well as the resignation of Valeri Zapryanov as a member of BNT’s board.
Capital notes that Koshlukov’s appointment is controversial and has already been criticised by the Association of European Journalists (AEJ).
The AEJ points out that he has a declared interest in Alfa TV, which is linked to the Ataka political party, described as extremist and anti-European.
By law, Koshlukov can only head BNT for three months, after which the CEM will have to announce a competition for a new DG.