Of them the most popular name is the one of journalist Ivo Indjev, who was head of BTA in 1990/93.According to the commission, he has worked under the code name "Ivailo" as an agent to the foreing intelligence branch of State Security in 1983/89, for which he had been paid for. Indjev has graduated from Moscow State University and prior to 1989 he was BTA's correspondent in Beirut during the civil war in Lebannon.After he left BTA, he worled for a number of media outlets, including as the host of a weekly political show on bTV, Bulgaria's first private free-to-air TV channel, owned by News Corp.He
resigned after expressing his
discontent with the way bTV reacted to his
decision to publish anonymous information about President Georgi Purvanov, which accused the President of owning a luxury apartment in Sofia
.The information was published in 2005 in the light of the presidential elections.
Purvanov, who was also named as a collaborator of State Security
under the name "Gotse", denied the information and Indjev
left bTV, reportedly under pressure from the station's management.
A total of four of BTA's
former general managers were linked to communist services, the commission said: Indjev
, Milen Vulkov, Boyan Traikov and and Georgi Grouev.