Venelin Petkov – part of the mentors in the second edition of Digital Indie Lab

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Venelin Petkov is the new addition to the mentoring team, which will be part of Digital Indie Lab 2.0

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Venelin Petkov is a Bulgarian journalist known to the audience as a primetime news anchor with bTV Media Group (2000 – 2014) and the Director of News, Current Affairs and Sports with the same company (2014 - 2020).

He is also known as the author or producer of more than 40 factual documentaries under the brand bTV Documents. Some of the most popular films he produced have explored the criminal overdevelopment of Bulgaria’s Black Sea resorts, the smuggling of antiquities and the Bulgarian government’s campaign against ethnic Turks in the 1980s.

Venelin Petkov’s documentary A Journey across Afghanistan: Opium and Roses received the distinguished Peabody Award for excellence in broadcast journalism in 2008.

Venelin Petkov holds a Master of Arts Degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Missouri – Columbia (1998) and a Master of Arts Degree in English Philology (English-American Studies) from St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia (1996).

He began his career in journalism in 1994 as a reporter for Bulgaria’s national wire service (the BTA). He worked as an associate producer/writer for CNN International in Atlanta between 1997 and 1999. Between 1999 and 2000 he worked as a reporter and morning news anchor for Bulgaria’s state owned TV station BNT-1.

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