Any opposition media government dared to criticize [на България] or the pro-government oligarchs are being attacked. 39 Pauline Ade-Mevel from the European Parliament and the Balkans Section of the RSF is part of the international protest of the international organization on November 8th. 39; co-owner Ivo Prokopiev attacked.
Under the headline "Bulgaria is still watching an independent media group" by RSF, they are urging the Bulgarian authorities to stop prokopiev's harassment from the outset.
"Sometimes [проправителствените] oligarchs use magazines, news sites and television channels to scribble dissident media. Sometimes authorities resort to legal harassment to silence the voice of independent media. Immediate checks, attacks and confiscations to stop the media from working must be stopped immediately, mas said Ade Mevel.
In addition, Journalists Without Borders are calling on the 11-year long European Commission to investigate the monitoring mechanism, actions taken by Bulgarian justice against independent media, and the new report on the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism should be published on November 13th.
RSF is the 36th place in the annual index of the Press Freedom Index when Bulgaria became a member of the European Union in 2007, and it reminds us that 180 countries are now in the 111th place. and has the lowest rank for an EU country.
The organization says a year ago that the Bulgarian authorities had frozen their assets and bank accounts to silence the Economedia pressures. The prosecution's statement on 26 October 2018 described Prokopiev as a renewed attempt to denigrate independent media in the country and to prosecute Prokopiev regarding the sale of Prokopiev to a German group. In the text published on the organization's website.
RSF recalled that in the 2009-2013 period, the series of hostile actions against Economedia was triggered by the investigation of RSF's publications claiming corruption allegations in the Corporate Commercial Bank.
"The media owned by Oligarch Delyan Peevski launched a campaign to undermine Prokopiev and Economedia's publications right after the first article of 2009, and this campaign never ended with the same false allegations, even though Prokopiev called rights. In court, they won various cases in the court to counterfeit allegations, insults and publications of Peevsky. He believes the latest attacks are the revenge of a Capital report, claiming that the state is being misused.
In order to shed more light on the prosecution of Bulgarian observers and other independent media outlets such as the Sega newspaper and ZZ news site, Prokopiev demanded that international observers be informed about the investigations in Bulgaria – an exceptional procedure could lead to greater transparency in rationale and justification. Reporters Without Borders also explain to those who are not more familiar with the context of what is happening in the country.
Ivo Prokopiev turned his attention to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, which turned his assets to restraint.