Atanas Tchobanov

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Bulgarian authorities allege investigative journalists conspired with criminals

Berlin, April 24, 2023—Bulgarian authorities must ensure that members of the press are not criminally investigated for their work and stop all efforts to harass journalists Dimitar Stoyanov and Atanas Tchobanov, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Monday. In February, the Bureau of Investigative Reporting and Data news website, or BIRD, published a report on…

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US Embassy in Bulgaria warns investigative journalist Atanas Tchobanov of ‘imminent threat’

Berlin, January 13, 2022 — Bulgarian authorities should swiftly and thoroughly investigate any threats against investigative journalist Atanas Tchobanov and ensure his safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On January 7, officials at the U.S. Embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria, notified Tchobanov, a reporter for Bulgarian investigative news websites Bivol and BIRD, that they…

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