Monitor News Agency (45)

  • Supreme court justice gives political speeches abroad

    Supreme court justice gives political speeches abroad

    The Chairperson of the Supreme Court of Cassation (SCC) Lozan Panov has been giving political speeches, in breach of the constitutional provision prohibiting such statements from members of the justice system, not only in Bulgaria but abroad too. This was revealed during a session of the judges’ college of the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC). At this meeting, the members of the college attempted, for a second time, to ascertain in conversation with Panov the reason why he is violating the country’s main set of laws and tarnishing the justice system’s image. Alas, just as the week before, he ran away from the questions again.

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  • Indicted bosses whitewash their image with made-to-order reports about mafia

    Indicted bosses whitewash their image with made-to-order reports about mafia

    A synchronous attack launched in compliance with the secret services’ lege artis was carried out by the indicted bosses masked as Bulgarian publishers. In an attempt to whitewash their image they managed to publish two reports by the organisations which at first sight have nothing in common – the Center for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (CMPF) and Reporters without Borders (RSF). Seemingly, the analyses target the mafia but there is not a word about it in these materials.

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  • Borissov dragged into fake news about Peevski

    Borissov dragged into fake news about Peevski

    The shadowy power players in Bulgaria have shown yet again that their shamelessness knows no bounds. This time, in order to concoct the latest fake news against our publisher, MP Delyan Peevski, the oligarchs and their media of the Fake News Factory went to the absurd extreme of tampering with PM Boyko Borissov’s interview on bTV’s Slavi Trifonov Show aired on Wednesday night. Obviously they count on people not having watched the show.

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  • New anti-record: 6 publications, 3 fake news, 1 sponsor - the shadowy clique

    New anti-record: 6 publications, 3 fake news, 1 sponsor - the shadowy clique

    The positive Brussels report, which brought the best possible news for our country last week, i.e. the end in sight to the CVM monitoring of Bulgaria, coupled with the promulgation of the media act amendments aimed at introducing transparency into media ownership and funding in the country, served as a thorn in the side of the behind-the-scenes clique and the publications it sponsors.

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  • Prokopiev’s mouthpieces put down their masks

    Prokopiev’s mouthpieces put down their masks

    The amendments to the Media Act aimed at ensuring full transparency of all media financing sources voted in Parliament provoked an outcry among the Bulgarian oligarchy and its public spokespersons. This time, however, their vehement reaction helped tear the masks off those who only pretend to be journalists and showed their true nature of mouthpieces transmitting the talking points of their behind-the-scene mentors.

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  • Frognews produces fake news about top US diplomat too

    Frognews produces fake news about top US diplomat too

    The disinformation campaigns carried out by fugitive banker Tsvetan Vassilev, responsible for the embezzlement of over BGN 4bn from CorpBank, and his paid puppets from the website Frognews, owned by former State Security agent Ognyan Stefanov (who operated under the alias Academician), have reached new geopolitical heights in their fabrications regarding the Global Magnitsky Act case.

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  • Reporters without Borders grant pardon to Prokopiev

    Reporters without Borders grant pardon to Prokopiev

    After failing to push on the public the false truth that he is not an oligarch but is innocent as lamb publisher Ivo Prokopiev resorted to his favourite protection – help from abroad. The ‘pardon’ came in the form of unprecedented letter, an attempt to exert pressure on the state institutions, judicial power and publishers in Bulgaria which expose the shady affairs of the oligarch and his cronies.   

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  • Piling fake news about Peevski on Facebook

    Piling fake news about Peevski on Facebook

    What do a young chess champion and our publisher, MP Delyan Peevski have in common? Do not rush to say “nothing” or dismiss the entire notion with the wave of a hand. The thousands of internet trolls laboring 24/7 in service of their shadowy masters obviously view the matter differently.

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