Critical, but very wise. This is Borislav Zyumbylev – editor-in-chief of “24 Chasa” and Anton Hekimyan’s special guest in episode 5 of bTV media Group’s news podcast – Newsroom.
The two spoke a few days after Bulgaria voted for a new parliament. However, the topic of the conversation was far from only political.
“We appreciate Bulgaria only when we leave it. All of my son’s cohorts went to study at many prestigious universities in the country, and all but one of them returned home saying: Bulgaria is the most wonderful place,” says Zyumbylev.
one of the most intriguing pens in the Bulgarian press, which in the last 20 years, Bulgaria is in a huge social crisis, and in the lack of respect for the professions, generally support the society
“These professions: journalist, lawyer, doctor – this is a public value. You don’t know when you’ll land next to them. And they should be guarded, protected, not insulted and beaten, as is happening and which shows that Bulgaria is in a deep social crisis.”
Another problem that Borislav Zyumbylev brings to the surface of our society is a catastrophic level of communication.
“People are speaking more and more vaguely. And they write vaguely. It has become a fashion to express yourself vaguely, using professional jargon. Journalists quote who said what, the relevant official is quoted, and in the end no one understands what it is about,” comments Zyumbylev and expects:
“Normal logical thought, normal Bulgarian, is disappearing, created by unnecessary synonyms for will and not.”
The demographic crisis worries the journalist, and the statistics of how much our population has decreased are startling.
“The biggest problem is the birth rate. Politicians know it, but there is nothing they can do about it. The problem is that in the 1990s, an awful lot of people of childbearing age went abroad and their children were born elsewhere, not in Bulgaria.”
Borislav Zyumbylev appeals to Bulgarians and Bulgarian politicians to be awake and not to forget what kind of world we live in today:
“There really is a very big problem in the world. It is the war, the annexation, the threats to use atomic weapons. It is a collapse of the world as we know it. And at this point, we can’t afford to be petty.”