Monthly Archives: March 2017

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‘Bulgaria’s Charlie Hebdo’ Blocked From News Stands

Mariya Cheresheva | BIRN | Sofia After complaining that their satirical new newspaper, Pras Press, had been blocked from reaching news stands, the cartoonists and writers behind it have decided to sell copies directly on the streets. Cartoonists and publishers behind a new newspaper, published by Bulgaria’s “Society of Rude Cartoonists”, on Monday said they planned to sell copies of Pras Press directly on Slaveikov Square in central Sofia, famous as a book distribution hub. Other volunteers will also take to the streets of Sofia and other cities on Wednesday to distribute the satirical edition, which was compared to the French magazine Charlie Hebdo when the first copies went on release on March 1. “We are trying to avoid the monopoly on print distribution in Bulgaria,” Tchavdar Nikolov, a popular cartoonist and one of the publishers of Pras Press, told BIRN on Monday. He and the other publishers – journalist […]