"Free speech is not an item that can be bought. This is what we believe in, these are our principles. To be a media publisher in Bulgaria is a tough job, unrewarding too, especially when the publishers and the journalists strive to be as independent and objective in their work as possible. One pays a high price to afford that. Injustice seems to reign."
Theodor Zahov, who holds a 49% stake in Economedia, speaking at a forum in Sofia, days after it emerged that in a surprising and suspicious move the Bulgarian unit of Greece's Alpha Bank has seized control of the second largest publishing group in the country