Pauline Adès-Mével

    • Reporters Without Borders LLC: Half of the French NGO’s revenue comes from grants and subsidies

      Reporters Without Borders LLC: Half of the French NGO’s revenue comes from grants and subsidies

      Sales of photo albums and t-shirts, advertisement revenue, and millions in personnel expenditures. It sounds like a regular company, right? Well, it is indeed a business, but it is disguised as an NGO. This is the kind of data you can find in the financial statements of the French organisation Reporters Without Borders (RSF), which claims to be a champion of freedom of speech. The documents show that the RSF, whose World Press Freedom Index is exploited by the shadowy circles in Bulgaria and the media outlets of indicted oligarchs as an instrument to exert pressure on the state, has become a hybrid between a corporation and an NGO. Behind the guise of protecting free speech and at-risk journalists, it actually accumulates money through grants and subsidies.

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    • RSF admits: 10 people slander Bulgaria

      RSF admits: 10 people slander Bulgaria

      Ten people. That is the number of individuals because of whom Bulgaria is stuck at the ludicrous 111th spot on the World Press Freedom Index published by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), behind a series of African countries not exactly known for being democratic. For years, the French NGO has studiously been avoiding questions about the methodology behind its ranking, while advertising the index as representative of the media industries of the various countries “analysed”.

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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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    • Reporters’ lies without borders: Peevski does not have a sister

      Reporters’ lies without borders: Peevski does not have a sister

      “Talk about him having a promiscuous woman for a sister, and let him prove that he does not have a sister at all” is a tried-and-tested mechanism of defaming. On that score, the international organisation with shady connections Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has once again remained true to its style by serving yet another dish of lies and manipulations about “Peevski’s sister” in the form of a report.

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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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