All posts in Perspectives

  • Commentary: Bulgaria’s perils on the path to a print media law
    July 18, 2012, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

    Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boiko Borissov, annoyed at newspaper antics and alleging that some of his country’s journalists are “serving the mafia”, has asked Germany’s Konrad Adenauer and Hans Seidel foundations […]

  • Bulgaria’s Media Wars 1: When the ink smears
    June 28, 2012, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

    The press barons of Bulgaria are whacking each other with rolled-up newspapers, figuratively speaking, in a media war with profound commercial and political implications – and one in which platoons […]

  • Bulgaria’s Media Wars 2: The bashing of bTV
    June 28, 2012, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

    The slogan of bTV, Bulgaria’s most-viewed privately-owned television channel, is “all points of view”. The channel, which ratings claim to have consistently the highest viewership in the country, has for […]