The explanations for the proposal have been fascinating sufficient to warrant recital at size.
1)The newspapers are the chief literature of the Bulgarian plenty. Books take second place — each Bulgarian reads his newspaper, however solely a proportion learn books. Thus the newspapers are a significant medium for propaganda.
2)Bulgarian journalists occupy a really excessive place within the nation and are very extremely considered. Typically journalists turn into ministers and ministers journalists — there are any variety of journalists. Thus the Bulgarian journalist is a person of significance, partly for himself and partly on account of the affect he workouts, by his papers, over the plenty.
three)Numerous European international locations, alive to the significance of the press, and inquisitive about Bulgaria for political or financial causes, have set a precedent. Over the past two years Bulgarian journalists have been invited to go to Italy, France, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Yugoslavia and Rumania, and their bills have been paid.
four)Other than apparent business pursuits Nice Britain has, I keep, a really important political curiosity in Bulgaria, mainly on account of the Dardanelles query. Bulgaria’s strategic significance was proved as much as the hilt in the course of the World Conflict — and she or he entered that battle towards us largely as a result of we uncared for to take, in time, apparent steps to stop that occurence. The disastrous penalties are issues of widespread data. However, throughout latest years, no severe steps no matter have been taken to make British propaganda on this nation, whereas different European international locations have been spending giant sums of cash for this function, sustaining faculties and golf equipment. It might be argued that British status is already excessive sufficient —that British energy and tradition are extensively recognized. This I contest. It was. However now it’s in grave hazard of eclipse by the actions of others. The reminiscences of the plenty are quick, and the press is the very best medium for reviving them.
Bulgarian journalists visiting England
5)Bulgarian journalists visiting England would write their experiences and impressions in a sequence of articles. However much more necessary, when occasions happen in Englund or affecting England, these journalists may have perspective or “background.” These factors held good earlier than the change of regime right here, [19 May 1934 — RJC] they usually have greater than ever now, for the reason that newspapers will probably be obliged, owing to the censorship and the suppression of social gathering politics, to show greater than ever earlier than to international affairs for “copy”. There’s, furthermore, the worth of non-public contacts between these Bulgarians who go to England and the chums they’ll make there; and the mere proven fact that an invite is issued would make a most beneficial impression.
The Balkans, oh these Balkans! At all times the Balkans have atrracted folks as a result of there’s something about them. In my view, you folks ought to pack and go for private Balkan holidays.