Appeal Committee

In case of new circumstances in connection with an already adjudicated by the Ethical Committee case оr in case of procedural ommissions , both sides of the claim have the right to appeal in front of the Appeal Committee.

The main objective of the Appeal Committee is to review new circumstances which, by themselves or along with previous reasons for decision, could lead to another decision significantly different from the one of the Ethical Committee. The decisions of the Appeal Committee are final and are not subject of further appeals. 

The Appeal Committee has a 3-year mandate and consists of 13 members, appointed amongst prominent professionals from the advertising industry and other professions as well as from various scientific communities and NGOs. 

The members of the Appeal Committee act on their own conscience and convictions and observing the rules of lack of conflict of interest. The committee members do not represent neither the interests of the members of the NCSR, who in fact vote the Ethical Code, nor the organisations who have suggested them for  members in the Appeal Committee. 

In case of conflict of interest, every member of the Appeal Committee has the moral obligation to claim disqualification from the case. In case of conflict of interest, both sides are entitled to require disqualification of the respective member of the Appeal Committee.

Any information, be it in written or verbal form, that may be received in the course of the work of the Appeal Committee constitutes a trade secret and the members of the committee and the invited external experts are obliged by a confidentiality clause.

 Аpeals are subject to fee, defined by the Board. The fees are as follows: BGN 30 for individuals, BGN 150 for legal entities.

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Members of Appeal Committee

Christian Postagian
Christian Postagian is a lecturer of advertising at New Bulgarian University and co-author and director of the Master Programme "Advertising Management". He teaches the courses "Media Planning", "Principles of marketing communications", "International Advertising", "Visual Merchandising", "Advertising and Media" and others. He has graduated... read more
Hristo Klimentov
Hristo Klimentov graduated in Information and Control Systems from the Technical University in Sofia and Mass Communications from the New Bulgarian University. In 2002 he stared working at one of the first private information agencies in Bulgaria – Focus Information Agency. There he was promoted from Head of Archive through Head of Clipping to Head of Radio Monitoring Department and left the... read more
Diliana Ilieva
Education 1995 – LL.M. Law Faculty, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski 1997 – International Economic Cooperation, University for National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria 2003 – “Media ownership and its impact on media independence and pluralism in South East Europe and EU accession countries”, Bled, Slovenia 2004 – Media Law specialization, Walter Cronkite... read more
Melania Rasheva
Melania Rasheva has graduated German Phylology and Journalistics.  She started her career as a translator and then  worked as a journalist in  number of newspapers:  Uchitelsko Delo, Machinotroitel, Nadejda, Dnes,  Ecopolitika, Democracia 91, Narodno Zemedelsko Zname etc.  Since 1997 she has been working in the Marketing Department of the Bulgaria Newspaper Group. As of... read more
Emiliyan Arnaudov
Emiliyan Arnaudov has a Master's Degree in Law, graduated Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", a lawyer registered in Sofia Bar Association and a managing partner at "Popov and Partners" Law Office, where he has been working since 2003. In 2003 he was a chairman of the Faculty Student Board of the Law Faculty and a member of the General Assembly of Sofia University. He has... read more
Anka Kostova
Anka Kostova is Head of PR and sponsorship in United Bulgarian Bank. She is responsible for the public image and CSR policy of the bank. Her professional path is related to her experience as an External Communication Manager in Societe Generale Expressbank as well as Account Manager in the PR agency - United Partners. Anka Kostova graduated Sofia University’s Master of Public Communications.... read more
Desislava Olovanova
Executive director of the advertising agency reforma She has been working in advertising and PR for 15 years and has accumulated experience for managing processes in all spheres of communication - advertising, PR, media planning and purchasing, strategic planning, advertising management. Her work experience in advertising began in 1998 in McCann-Erickson. In 2005 she founded the PR agency OT-DO... read more
Elena Velkova
Elena Velkova is an experienced media lawyer practicing in the TV sector since 2006, when she was appointed as Head of the Legal Department of Diema, and subsequently of Nova Television. Elena has got Masters degree in Law from the Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski. In the first years of her professional carrier, she developed her experience in various business sectors as part of the legal team... read more
Polina Levieva
I work as TV commercials producer in Push Pull Production Company from the establishment of the company in 2010. Before that I worked in MVM production Company 08.2008 – 11.2010 In my experience I have more than 60 commercials both for the Bulgarian and International market. I have a master degree from the University of National and World Economy, major “Planning and Forecasting... read more
Mariya Todorova
Education – Low, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski- Faculty of Law Career - Legal Adviser(28.05.86-06.08.1992) DSO Inzhstroy Senior Legal Adviser(14.12.1992) Nestle Bulgaria... read more
Ivo Altanov
Since 2006, Ivo Altanov has been acting as the Managing Director of Noble Graphics – one of the premier ad agencies in Bulgaria. Under his management, the company became one of the most awarded ad agency on the market – winning EPICA, Eurobest, EFFIE and the Agency of the Year awards in 2005, 2011 and 2014 at FARA. Has over 16 years of experience in marketing, account handling and strategic... read more

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HOW TO SUBMIT A COMPLAINT

Two type of complaints may be submitted to the National Council for Self-regulation in case of a breach of:
1. Ethical Code - related to the content (misleading, offensive, inappropriate for children etc.) of an advertisement or any other form of commercial communiaction or
2. Rules for Online Behavioral Advertising (OBA) - related to targeted at selected internet users behavioural advertising. To learn about OBA and what you can do prior to submitting an OBA complaint.
А Complaint is a formal document, claim, plea or request, concerning any form of commercial communication which gives proof of breach of the ethical rules or indicates a possible breach that requires further investigation.

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