THIRD REPORT: Hate Speech through the Vocabulary of Populist Propaganda in Bulgaria, and Its Spread in Bulgarian Online Media (1 June – 31 August 2018)

           Which media outlets and politicians most often spread hate speech in Bulgaria in the summer of 2018? And which are the most frequently used offensive terms? The HSSF team has identified fifteen most frequently used vilifying epithets from the vocabulary of populist propaganda in Bulgaria. They are the following: -…

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SECOND REPORT: Anti-democratic propaganda in Bulgaria. Part 2

The new Report on Anti-Democratic Propaganda in Bulgaria. Part Two. Online Media in 2017: Frequency Measurement and Content Analysis shows that in 2017 anti-democratic populist propaganda in Bulgaria continued, albeit more slowly, to gain momentum. As in the 2013–2016 period, it was anti-US and anti-NATO, Eurosceptic and pro-Russian. There was an especially sharp increase in…

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Anti-democratic discourses and propaganda messages in Bulgarian media study: STAGE 2

This study was commissioned by the Human and Social Studies Foundation – Sofia as the second stage of the research project on Anti-Liberal Discourses and Propaganda Messages in Bulgarian Media: Dissemination and Social Perception. Its main objectives were: – to trace the influence of anti-democratic discourses and propaganda messages in Bulgarian media, and the patterns…

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Populism and Propaganda: New Intersections – seminar

    POPULISM AND PROPAGANDA: New Intersections on 9th July, 2018, New Conference Hall, Sofia University Three Lectures by Chantal Mouffe, Ivan Krastev and Mark Galeotti, with Panel Discussions will be presented on the international seminar, organised by HUMAN AND SOCIAL STUDIES FOUNDATION – Sofia (HSSF) / ФХСИ with the financial support of America for Bulgaria and with the partnership of Culture…

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