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    • Selling out Bulgaria … to hit Peevski

      Selling out Bulgaria … to hit Peevski

      What does one do when, in own words, one has lost a mother, father, brother and best friend owing to “legalised narcotics, such as alcohol, tobacco and pharmaceutical drugs?” Of course, one will grieve, smoke oneself stupid and start shooting films against drug prohibition. And when you have a chance to combine it with a generously sponsored overseas trip (officially with $500,000, as the unofficial sum is yet unknown) you will pack hallucinogens in your luggage and take a plane to Bulgaria where you will get doped “for art’s sake” in front of hotels and in public baths.

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    • Peevski, the media and the distortion mirror of Reporters Without Borders

      Peevski, the media and the distortion mirror of Reporters Without Borders

      Do you know the Italian version of the Bulgarian idiom meaning “to talk incessantly about the same thing”? It is literally translated as “still the same soup”. Pauline Adès-Mével, head of Reporters Without Borders’s (RSF) eastern Europe and Balkans desk since 2017, may be French-born but she acts equally Italian and Bulgarian when it comes to those two phrases, as she is regurgitating the same talking points and eating “the same soup” courtesy of the chef of the Capital circle – indicted oligarch Ivo Prokopiev.

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    • Bulgarian Madoff and Bivol in a tight embrace aiming to hit Peevski

      Bulgarian Madoff and Bivol in a tight embrace aiming to hit Peevski

      A table heaped with Serbian grill and about a dozen guests around it. Sounds like a remake of the Last Supper, doesn’t it, but it is not. The events are unfolding in this day and age (it is not clear when because no one tells you) but the place is a blue-chip restaurant in Belgrade, a real safe haven for fugitive banker Tsvetan Vassilev who is hiding from the Bulgarian justice system.

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    • Fake news factory busts a pipe – pins disappearance of journalist on Peevski

      Fake news factory busts a pipe – pins disappearance of journalist on Peevski

      The Fake News Factory has completely gone off the rails after spinning a semi-criminal plot in its latest fake news about lawmaker of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) and Telegraph media publisher Delyan Peevski that is worthy of contending for a prize. The “news” appeared on one of the Factory’s websites – fakti.bg, while its original source is the TV channel Eurocom, which aired a short piece with journalist Hristo Geshov from the website Bivol.

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    • WEEKLY DIGEST: Anti-Peevski fakes: If not Bulgartabac it will be CorpBank

      WEEKLY DIGEST: Anti-Peevski fakes: If not Bulgartabac it will be CorpBank

      It is common knowledge that repetition is the mother of learning. According to Goebbels, repetition is the mother of propaganda. As regards the oligarchic media in Bulgaria, repetition is not just propaganda. It means lies stored in archives of files whose content are the talking points which are taken out of mothballs every time when the previous one becomes too worn-out.

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    • WEEKLY DIGEST: Oligarchy vs Transparency: tidal wave of fakes against Peevski Act throughout the week. Parliament votes Electoral Code second time

      WEEKLY DIGEST: Oligarchy vs Transparency: tidal wave of fakes against Peevski Act throughout the week. Parliament votes Electoral Code second time

      May total transparency in the media sector be qualified as encroachment on freedom of speech? Seems unlikely, doesn’t it? In principle you are right: to any normal person the provisions of the so-called Peevski Act are nothing but a guarantee that owing to them people will know who is talking to them from the pages of this or that newspaper or website.

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    • Prokopiev’s NGO stumbled over Peevski Act

      Prokopiev’s NGO stumbled over Peevski Act

      The Association of European Journalists-Bulgaria (AEJ) has furnished an ostensive proof that its opinion may change not on the basis of principles but to accommodate the wishes of its mentors. Hours after bivol.bg, the site linked with the Kremlin’s propaganda machine, and five other internet sites complained of the texts in the Peevski Act aimed at shedding light on the medias’ property their complaint was supported by the AEJ-Bulgaria.

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    • Bivol launches offensive against Peevski Act

      Bivol launches offensive against Peevski Act

      Bivol, one of the major websites of the Fake News Factory, which has close ties with the Russian propaganda machine - as shows the investigation of Monitor Agency - has launched an attack on the “Peevski” amendment. The amendment envisions that before 30 June all media in Bulgaria will have to bring to light their property status and financing sources.

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    • Bivol on Malofeev’s feeding rack

      Bivol on Malofeev’s feeding rack

      The socialists know best, especially those with close ties with the Kremlin. “Socialism is like AIDS – it is a disease transmitted sexually or hereditary,” this outrageous remark made by the even more scandalous leftwing lawmaker Anton Kutev is a fitting description of the close ties of the Russian propaganda in which the so-called chief editor of the website Bivol Atanas Chobanov, his spouse Maria Onuchko, her father Victor Onuchko and the “Orthodox oligarch” Konstantin Malofeev find themselves entangled.

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