Nikolay Barekov

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Nikolay Barekov

Assumed office 
25 January 2014

Born 16 October 1972 (1972-10-16) (age 46)
Banya, Karlovo Municipality, Plovdiv Province, Bulgaria
Nationality Bulgarian
Profession Journalist, Politician

Nikolay Tihomirov Barekov (Bulgarian: Николай Тихомиров Бареков) (born 16 October 1972) is a Bulgarian politician, journalist and businessman. He is currently the leader of the political party Bulgaria Without Censorship (Bulgarian: "България без цензура").

Barekov majored in Bulgarian philology, specializing in TV journalism. His career as a radio journalist began in 1992, when he joined the "Kanal Kom" (Bulgarian: „Канал Ком“) radio in Plovdiv.[1]

Between 2003 and 2010, Barekov presented the morning segment on the BTV channel. He subsequently hosted a number of shows on TV7.[2]

On 25 January 2014, Barekov founded the Bulgaria without Censorship political party[3] and the new political establishment participated in the 2014 European elections as part of a coalition bloc with the IMRO and other smaller parties,[4] earning one seats in the European Parliament.