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Jean-Francois Julliard, General Secretary of Reporters Withouth Borders, is pictured here as he smiles with his Charlemagne Medal in Aachen, Germany. Photo by EPA/BGNES

"Today media freedom has many more enemies in Bulgaria than a few years ago. In the past the state apparatus was the only one to restrict the journalists. Now the economic interests are taking the upper hand. There are more and more people and groups, who want to bully the journalists into silence. It is not just the state apparatus, but also groups, which exert economic pressure, companies, which want to make the journalists shut up. There are lobbies and thousands of people with links to the mafia, who don't want the journalists to shed light on their criminal activities."

Jean-Fran?ois Julliard, General Secretary of Reporters Without Borders, in an interview for the Bulgarian National Radio

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