Tema (magazine)

Tema (meaning Theme in English) was a weekly social and political magazine based in Bulgaria.[1][2] It was one of the influential magazines in the country and was in circulation from 2001 to 2015.

CategoriesPolitical magazine
PublisherUnited Free Media
Year founded2001
First issueSeptember 2001
Final issue31 July 2015

History and profileEdit

Tema was first published in September 2001.[3] Modeled on Time and Newsweek the magazine covered news, current affairs and investigative journalism work.[3] The publisher was United Free Media.[4] Its sister publication was the daily paper Преса (meaning Presa in English).[4] In 2011 the Bulgarian Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications issued a stamp for Tema's tenth anniversary.[5]

Tema was closed down on 31 July 2015 due to financial problems.[4][6]


  1. ^ Raymond Detrez (18 December 2014). Historical Dictionary of Bulgaria. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. p. 396. ISBN 978-1-4422-4180-0. Retrieved 21 January 2017.
  2. ^ Georgios Terzis, ed. (2007). European Media Governance: National and Regional Dimensions. Intellect Books. p. 317. ISBN 978-1-84150-192-5. Retrieved 21 January 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Tema magazine at Bulgaria's kiosks". Novinite. 2 October 2001. Retrieved 21 January 2017.
  4. ^ a b c "Bulgarian-language newspaper, magazine cease publication". The Sofia Globe. 31 July 2015. Retrieved 21 January 2017.
  5. ^ "MTITC put into circulation a postage stamp devoted to the occasion of 10 years "Tema" magazine". 30 September 2011. Retrieved 21 January 2017.
  6. ^ "Bulgaria. Nations in Transitions 2016". Freedom House. Retrieved 21 January 2017.

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