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isolation ruler is an investigative media outlet founded in Burgas, Bulgaria, in 2010, by Assen Yordanov, a well-known Bulgarian investigative journalist. Bivol means “buffalo,” which is why Bivol’s motto is “With the Horns Ahead.” A member of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), Bivol has produced several award-winning investigations in recent years. Working on both local and transnational accountability stories, Bivol has contributed to major collaborative investigations such as the Panama Papers, the FinCen Files, Russian Laundromat, Offshore Leaks, and Troika Dialog projects. This newsroom has continued to report on important topics despite threats and SLAPP (harassment lawsuit) attacks, and has expanded its reach with an English language version.