Anton Hekimyan, former Director of News, Current Affairs and Sports at bTV, leaves the media.

This was announced by bTV Media Group.

He decided to continue his career in another professional direction.

"The company thanks Anton Hekimian for his professional contribution over the past 17 years and recognizes his efforts to make bTV one of the most objective and reliable media in Bulgaria.

In the interim period, the CEO of bTV Media Group Ralf Bartolay will be responsible for the news content, together with the editor-in-chief of bTV News Vesselina Petrakieva, the editor-in-chief of current affairs Iskra Vladimirova and the web content manager & executive producer of Sport Editorial Vladislava Lazarova. As a journalist at the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in Germany, correspondent and head of the Moscow and Leipzig bureau of the Deutsche Presse Agentur (dpa), Mr. Bartollait has excellent previous experience as a political editor and foreign correspondent.

Bad news for Anton Hekimian

"bTV has always been an exceptional employer and as a media strives for professionalism to the highest standards," said Anton Hekimyan.

The CME Editorial Board will continue to monitor all bTV news activities to ensure the integrity and independence of bTV News. The media immediately started the process of selecting a deputy of Mr. Hekimian for the post of Director of "News, Current Affairs and Sports" department of bTV, "said in a letter to the media.

Anton Hekimian