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A leading Bulgarian court reporter has praised BIRN Bulgaria’s
Reporting from the Courts project which ended last month.

BIRN Bulgaria director Albena Shkodrova announced the successful
completion of the project in an interview on June 29 with the Studio
Bulgaria programme of Radio New Europe.
host of the programme Vasil Chobanov, himself a prominent legal
journalist, praised the project as one of "great importance to the
Bulgarian media world".

Krassen Nikolov of, who participated in the project, told the radio programme
that he got a lot out of the training programme. "It was a remarkable
experience," he said.
The three-month project, supported by US State Department, trained 6
reporters from Bulgarian print media to analyse the work of the
Bulgarian judiciary.
participants produced nine stories, covering topics such as the
probation service, the performance of the ombudsman and punishment of
petty crime.

The stories can be found in Bulgarian, English versions of some of them are available on the same site.