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Dnevnik - Bulgaria | Thursday, July 4, 2013

Why no one cares about the Bulgarian Spring

For the past twenty days, tens of thousands of people have been protesting against Bulgaria's new government under the Socialist Plamen Oreshaski. But the international media have remained largely silent on the "Bulgarian Spring", the daily Dnevnik criticises, offering the following explanation: "To attract the attention of foreign media the situation in Bulgaria would have to be more like a Hollywood screenplay. Good fights against evil, a couple of innocent victims believe in the cause and in the end good wins out. What people want is drama of the sort we're unable to provide. Our screenplay is too boring. Bulgaria doesn't have what it takes to be a media blockbuster. On the one hand because our elites are despicable hypocrites, and on the other because the protests have too many different sides. The situation in Bulgaria is too confusing, too obscure. And complicated situations don't make thrilling news stories."

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