• Production line for lies against Peevski

      Production line for lies against Peevski

      The Fake News Factory once again hit a writer’s block recently and thus found itself resorting to yet another fake news item about lawmaker and Telegraph Media publisher Delyan Peevski. In an article entitled “Commission for taking down the competition”, the Factory’s flagship – the weekly newspaper Capital owned by indicted publisher from the town of Razgrad Ivo Prokopiev – includes Peevski’s name without clear connection or reason.

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    • Journalism of fake news

      Journalism of fake news

      “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” George Orwell

      Journalism has always been a force in Bulgaria, but nowadays it has been tarnished by the ambition of a group of people to hold the rights to everything – civil society, democracy, and truth. Embittered by their own fear that they have “control” over these elements only through a web of pawns, these behind-the-scenes players are keen to grab a stranglehold of journalism as well. So that they can hold it captive in some basement, bound and gagged, and silence it as the public conscious is left with fake news only.

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    • Reporters without Borders in the oligarchy’s looking glass world

      Reporters without Borders in the oligarchy’s looking glass world

      On 18 April, Reporters without Borders (RSF), an organisation based in France, released its 2018 World Press Freedom Index where Bulgaria for the next year in a row ranks 111th out a total of 179 positions in the ranking. This ranking, however, for years has been criticised for obscure points of reference for countries‘selection and superficial propaganda used for the purpose. 

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    • Prokopiev’s libel machine whitewashes Lozan’s image in foreign media

      Prokopiev’s libel machine whitewashes Lozan’s image in foreign media

      Apart from the Bulgarian media, the indicted oligarch Ivo Prokopiev has pulled all of the strings he has abroad to whitewash the image of Lozan Panov, chair of the Supreme Court of Cassation. The reason for that are the disclosures made in the course of the so-called ApartmentGate. It transpired that the spouse of Lozan Panov, Elisaveta Panova is a record-breaker when it comes to buying cheap apartments.

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    • Lozan Panov and Boets team up against inconvenient media

      Lozan Panov and Boets team up against inconvenient media

      The infamous head of the Supreme Court of Cassation (SCC) Lozan Panov and the NGO Boets, which is controlled by the fugitive banker hiding from the Bulgarian judicial system Tsvetan Vassilev, recently teamed up publicly against the “inconvenient media”. The unpalatable scene unfolded at a conference held under the slogan “Independent court – free state. On the legal system and justice”. The event was co-organised by the NGO serving the political aspirations of Hristo Ivanov, failed former minister of justice and current leader of the political organisation Yes, Bulgaria.  

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    • Capital circle’s tactic: Attack Peevski with clichés

      Capital circle’s tactic: Attack Peevski with clichés

      The talking points spread by indicted businessman and publisher Ivo Prokopiev are ironclad and impossible to escape from, especially when they take aim at the main enemy of the oligarchs in Bulgaria – Delyan Peevski. This has been proven yet again by the latest articles in Prokopiev’s publications, later cited by the entire pack of websites of the so-called Capital circle, which also includes other media outlets owned by indicted oligarchs.

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    • Frognews pulls the Bulgartabac card against Peevski again

      Frognews pulls the Bulgartabac card against Peevski again

      Our prognosis that when it is not the CorpBank topic being exploited by Frognews, it is going to be the Bulgartabac one has proven to be accurate (See here). It is high time that the website of agent Academician introduced a weekly timetable so that there is some predictability to how it constantly chews on the two topics, dragging into them the name of lawmaker and Telegraph Media publisher Delyan Peevski.

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