Friends of the Sofa (blogroll)

The following media enterprises and/or individuals are endorsed by the Freedom Alternative Network.

While with many of those on this list we do hold friendly, warm and personal relationships, it is not the case with all. With some it’s just that their material is so good and very much in line with what we believe that we consider anyone following our work should also consider following them too.

The list is subject to change at any given moment. Of course we don’t agree with everything the people involved in the list have to say about everything. Nor we don’t have to. Vive la difference!

The list is ordered alphabetically.

ACID Media [in Romanian]

Analysis and commentary outlet. Long format articles, primarily on geopolitics. Virulently anti-globalist and anti-totalitarian. Heavy focus on Law and jurisprudence.

ALT News [in Romanian]

News outlet that presents mainstream news and stories ignored by the Romanian media establishment.

Find them at

Paul Pașcalău [in Swedish]

Commentary about Swedish politics, Swedish society and especially Swedish Law as Paul’s background is in Law. Lots of graphs and long analyses. All from a distinctly non-Leftist perspective.

Paul has been on the Sofa several times. Like here, and here.

Find him on Facebook.

Political Zoomercast [in Romanian]

News commentary, interviews and reports from various events in Romania “by zoomers and for zoomers” as they say.

Find them on Youtube.


Remix News [in English]

Remix News is a news outlet based in Hungary that brings mainstream news from Hungary, Czechia, Poland and Slovakia (primarily) translated into English.

Find them at:

Romanian TVee [in English]

Romanian TVee (formerly known as veemonro and Vee) is the channel of Romanian vlogger that produces content exclusively in English.

Cultural commentary and sometimes economic commentary largely from a non-Leftist perspective.

Roughly once a year Vee comes over at the Sofa. See 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.

Find him on Youtube.

Smart Radio [in Romanian]

The website is more important than the radio station – which is available on the airwaves too (sometimes as Smart FM – the previous name). The radio station has been around since 2007.

Curated [primarily] by the legendary Romanian talk-show host Marius Tucă, Smart Radio’s website became really fast the source for on-time translations of news and analyses of interest from mainstream Western publications. It covers cultural issues, science, urban lifestyle and, to a lesser extent, economics.

Find them at:

Die Weltraumaffen [in German]

Non-Leftist podcast about European politics, German society and the psyche of German-speaking peoples.

One of the hosts of Die Weltraumaffen has been on the sofa once.

Find them on Youtube.