The Paris District Court Thursday acquitted the French television station M6 and Atanas Tchobanov, the editor-in-chief of the website Bivol.bg, of libel and defamation of Ivan Danov, the former Bulgarian Minister of Investment Planning.
Serbia’s government gave at least €7 million (US$ 7.84 million) in loans between 2014 and 2016 to a television channel known for reality shows, soap operas and bursts of pro-government propaganda, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) partner the Center for Investigative Journalism (CINS)has reported.
Reporters Without Borders has condemned an apparent smear campaign against Atanas Chobanov, editor of the Bulgarian investigative reporting website Bivol.bg, an OCCRP partner.
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