The explanations for the proposal had been attention-grabbing sufficient to warrant recital at size.
1)The newspapers are the chief literature of the Bulgarian lots. Books take second place — each Bulgarian reads his newspaper, however solely a share learn books. Thus the newspapers are an important medium for propaganda.
2)Bulgarian journalists occupy a really excessive place within the nation and are very extremely considered. Usually journalists change 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 workout routines, via his papers, over the lots.
three)Varied European international locations, alive to the significance of the press, and considering 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)Aside from apparent industrial pursuits Nice Britain has, I preserve, a really very important political curiosity in Bulgaria, mainly on account of the Dardanelles query. Bulgaria’s strategic significance was proved as much as the hilt through the World Battle — and she or he entered that battle towards us largely as a result of we uncared for to take, in time, apparent steps to forestall that occurence. The disastrous penalties are issues of frequent 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 massive sums of cash for this objective, sustaining faculties and golf equipment. It could be argued that British status is already excessive sufficient —that British energy and tradition are extensively identified. This I contest. It was. However now it’s in grave hazard of eclipse by the actions of others. The recollections of the lots are brief, and the press is one of the 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 essential, 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, because the newspapers will probably be obliged, owing to the censorship and the suppression of occasion politics, to show greater than ever earlier than to international affairs for “copy”. There may be, furthermore, the worth of private contacts between these Bulgarians who go to England and the buddies they are going to make there; and the mere incontrovertible 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. For my part, you folks ought to pack and go for private Balkan holidays.