oligarchs

    • The 'Reporters' serve Prokopiev again, proving he dictates their manipulations

      The 'Reporters' serve Prokopiev again, proving he dictates their manipulations

      Indicted oligarch Ivo Prokopiev has again employed the services of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) for his battle against the state waged in a bid to forestall the attempts to mete out justice for his crimes. A day after the Anti-Corruption Commission for Illegal Assets Forfeiture (ACCIAF) filed a new claim for confiscation of money and stocks belonging to Prokopiev and his wife Galya Prokopieva worth about BGN half a million, the France-based NGO released an avalanche of tweets to cater to the chieftain of the Capital circle.

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    • Tip-hungry journalists and Bulgaria's 111th position on the World Press Freedom Index

      Tip-hungry journalists and Bulgaria's 111th position on the World Press Freedom Index

      How much does the conscience of a journalist cost? Everything and nothing. Because it is not for sale. Of course, if we are talking about good conscience, and if it is the conscience of a journalist. However, a breed of tip-hungry species have multiplied themselves in the guild (the comparison was drawn by a certain high-paid sample of that same breed, who decided to pose herself as a taxi driver). These people can no longer be qualified as journalists and their conscience is quite elastic. Because they have sold off both their conscience and their profession.

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    • bTV caught in a cobweb of Bozhkov and Bulgarian Madoff

      bTV caught in a cobweb of Bozhkov and Bulgarian Madoff

      One of Bulgaria's national TV stations got caught in a real oligarchic cobweb. Three oligarchs at odds with the justice system managed to spread their tentacles, reaching deep into it: Vasil Bozhkov, charged with inflicting damages to the state treasury to the tune of BGN 700m, indicted fugitive banker Tsvetan Vassilev, and Ivo Prokopiev - an oligarch with two pending cases indicted for privatisation-related affairs.

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    • Oligarch Bozhkov attacks establishment

      Oligarch Bozhkov attacks establishment

      Vasil Bozhkov, the oligarch charged with 11 counts, including tax evasion to the tune of BGN 700m, has launched yet another attack against the establishment. Once again, his target became Minister of Finance Vladislav Goranov, who last week was the subject of a smear campaign by Bozhkov.

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    • Fugitive banker winds up media toy to lie about Delyan Peevski

      Fugitive banker winds up media toy to lie about Delyan Peevski

      The paranoia gripping certain indicted Bulgarian oligarchs such as Tsvetan Vassilev, who is currently hiding abroad, and his media partner Ivo Prokopiev has reached unthinkable, schizophrenic levels. This much was made obvious by the website for malicious paid articles Frognews, which is ran by Ognyan Stefanov, former Agent Academician of the State Security.

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    • Monopoly over truth or the oligarchs’ distorting mirror

      Monopoly over truth or the oligarchs’ distorting mirror

      One of the treasured dreams of any behind-the-scenes player is to create a monopoly over the truth. If we think of journalism as a lantern which throws light on the shady affairs and shows the naked truth about them then the ultimate goal of murky players is to hold fast of the lantern to avoid the possibility that light will be thrown on their own crimes.

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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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