Dragomir on Media Capture in Bulgaria
In his latest piece for the Media Power Monitor, CMDS director Marius Dragomir profiles a prominent Bulgarian businessman, Delyan Peevski, who managed to bring both the state structures and big business in Bulgaria under his tight control and media played a crucial role in this puzzle. As Dragomir writes "Mr Peevski understood early in his career how media can be repurposed to influence political life and business actors. Since 2007, he has been building a media empire able to influence political and economic affairs, and to rapidly kill what is left of independent journalism." Read the rest of the story here.