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    • Prokopiev shows how his media “weapons” work

      Prokopiev shows how his media “weapons” work

      On 26 June, Friday, the media “weapons” of the oligarch-publisher Ivo Prokopiev showed their understanding of the freedom of speech. After they spent the entire morning deleting the critical comments below the articles in favor of their boss awaiting conviction on Sunday, aiming only the troll's admiration for the indicted businessman to remain in Dnevnik website, in the afternoon the website administrators received new instructions and forbade all opinions. Thus, the “weapon” website spat on the freedom of speech and showed that only the oligarch’s opinion and his talking points matter.

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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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