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.
Request for conflict of interest investigation of Lozan Panov is already in Brussels
The only way to make people be faithful to you is to make them fear you more than they fear their enemies. This is a quotation from The Game of Thrones. So said Queen of the Seven Kingdoms Cersei Lannister. These words suit perfectly to describe the avalanche of fakes which the oligarch-publishers have released to bury under it the lawmaker and publisher of Telegraph Media Delyan Peevski.
Classic fake news with conspiracy theory elements was presented in court by one of the attorneys representing fugitive banker Tsvetan Vassilev – Konstantin Simeonov. The lawyer must have been truly devastated by the fact that the interminable farce of reading the entire indictment in the CorpBank case out loud, a ploy that the Bulgarian Madoff’s defence used to stall proceedings, was finally over and that now the case can actually be heard because he tried to shift the focus by creating a scandalous manipulation, connecting the name of lawmaker and Telegraph Media publisher Delyan Peevski and Vassilev’s absurd claim under the Global Magnitsky Act, on the one hand, to the government’s decision to negotiate the purchase of F-16 fighter planes, on the other.
The past week was marked by frenetic activity in the publications owned or financed by oligarch-publishers (and criminal defendants) Ivo Prokopiev, Ognyan Donev and Tsvetan Vassilev who joined efforts against the eternal foe of the backstage power brokers, namely the MP and publisher of the Telegraph Media, Delyan Peevski.