Capital

    • Defenders of Bozhkov, Vassilev and Prokopiev populate so-called Anti-Corruption Fund

      Defenders of Bozhkov, Vassilev and Prokopiev populate so-called Anti-Corruption Fund

      An incubator for mouthpieces publicly defending the theses of the indicted and charged oligarchs in Bulgaria – that is what the so-called Anti-Corruption Fund is. Instead of doing the investigative work it received a grant four years ago to do, it serves society articles designed to vilify the public institutions that have been going after the NGO’s mentors so that those people can make themselves out to be victims instead of the criminals being prosecuted for their shady deals that they are.

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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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    • Prokopiev’s mainstream lives up to Stalin’s legacy

      Prokopiev’s mainstream lives up to Stalin’s legacy

      Stalin may have been dead for nearly 70 years now but his pernicious legacy is still living. The proof to that are his eminent followers in Bulgaria who under socialism were sitting pretty at the communist nomenclatura feeding rack and after the onset of democracy changed into expensive suits, put on white collars, privatised for cents on the dollar whatever they could get hold of and with the plundered money purchased their own media to have a chance to go on privatising.

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    • Journalism for private consumption

      Journalism for private consumption

      Promoting democratic values and institutions. Bringing honest and objective news to the people. Producing independent and neutral journalism. Those were the three pillars Radio Free Europe identified in its mission statement at the end of 2018 as it announced it was resuming its news service in Bulgaria in the form of an online outlet.

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    • Agent Academician and Stoyana Georgieva’s plan of attack against Peevski misfires

      Agent Academician and Stoyana Georgieva’s plan of attack against Peevski misfires

      Two weapons of the behind-the-scenes clique, Stoyana Georgieva (a mouthpiece on call for former PM Ivan Kostov and a like-minded ally of the indicted oligarch Ivo Prokopiev) and Ognyan Stefanov (a former State Security agent under the alias Academician and a journalist operating in the shadow of fugitive banker Tsvetan Vassilev) are trying to create a new mathematical model.

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    • Capital stitches together lies about Peevski

      Capital stitches together lies about Peevski

      Around-the-clock sewing services – that is what the Capital workshop offers. After trying his hand at being a funeral home manager, saying that people would die anyway and we should be more concerned with saving the economy, oligarch Ivo Prokopiev has clearly decided to tackle an easier problem and give his employees work-from-home tasks.

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    • Delyan Peevski and Radio Free Europe lies

      Delyan Peevski and Radio Free Europe lies

      Once upon a time there was a radio called Free Europe. In the obscurantist times of an even more obscurantist regime the waves of Free Europe brought a fresh waft of hope for the Bulgarians. Hope for democracy, freedom and truth which the people in these latitudes were so badly missing out on.

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    • Yes, Bulgaria and an outstretched hand

      Yes, Bulgaria and an outstretched hand

      Once upon a time in some village a very stingy man was drowning. A crowd gathered around willing to help. People cried to him: “Come on, give us a hand, we’ll pull you out!” But the man was so stingy that he couldn’t understand the word “give”. Even drowning he clenched his fists and cried for help. Then one of the villagers thought of calling to him: “Here, take my hand, take it and I will save you.”

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    • Oligarchs, tone down the lies about Delyan Peevski

      Oligarchs, tone down the lies about Delyan Peevski

      The most important ingredient for making a lie sound convincing is to have at least a grain of truth in it. Otherwise, it would sound ridiculous. Over the years, the media outlets owned by indicted oligarchs like Ivo Prokopiev and Tsvetan Vassilev have proven that the truth is taboo for them. And when the last piece of clothing in the disguise of the “journalism on call” falls, there is no room for scruples.

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