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Bulgarian reporter’s defamation conviction sets dangerous precedent

NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns a Bulgarian journalist’s criminal defamation conviction for criticizing the former head of Bulgaria’s Financial Supervision Commission (FSC). It sets a dangerous precedent for investigative journalism in a country that already has the European Union’s worst press freedom ranking, RSF said. Rossen Bossev, a reporter for the Bulgarian business weekly Capital Weekly, was fined 500 euros by a Sofia court on 21 May on a charge of defaming former FSC chairman Stoy

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