Bulgaria′s Membership in NATO Presented in the Bulgarian Mass Media (1990-2012)

Vessela Perova Parapanova

Military Academy “G. S. Rakovski”
E-mail: vpetrova@abv.bg

Abstract: This article presents the results of a study of about 2370 publications and press release available in Bulgaria now for the „1990 – 2012“ period on the topic „For and Against Bulgarian membership in NATO“. All available public resources are included, as well as some personal archives. The aim of this study is to make the picture of the public opinion on the above topic thorough. Most of the facts from the study point out that the public opinion determines this new history stage for Bulgaria as being a country of regional dependency, with historically mixed links, politically diverse and organizationally challenging (NATO including), and in view of the changes occurring in the world.

Keywords: NATO, Bulgaria, membership, publications, archives, resources.

Rhetoric and Communications E-journal, Issue 26, January 2017, rhetoric.bg/, journal.rhetoric.bg, ISSN 1314-4464

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