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Bulgaria - Authorities ramp up pressure on media over banking disclosures

Reporters without borders
The Bulgarian Financial Supervision Commission has imposed fines of up to 80,000 euros each on several newspapers for disclosing information about the banking sector. Reporters Without Borders deplores this political attempt to silence news organizations. Earlier this month the Commission ordered the Economedia publishing group to pay a record fine of 150,000 leva (approx. 80,000 euros). The group, which publishes the weekly Capital and the daily Dnevnik, also received an additional fine (...)

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