Kuneva, Raychev, Maierhofer Awarded as Bulgaria's '2011 Personalities in the News'

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Bulgaria: Kuneva, Raychev, Maierhofer Awarded as Bulgaria's '2011 Personalities in the News' The family photo of the team of Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency) and Novinite.bg with three of the four winners of the 2011 "Personality in the News" titles. Photo by M3 Communications Group

Bulgaria's "Personalities in the News" for 2011 – who were selected by you, our readers from around the world – have received their awards at a special ceremony in Sofia.

Three of the four winners of the "Personality in the News" title for 2011 – Mrs. Meglena Kuneva, Mr. Vasko Raychev, and Mr. Andreas Maierhofer were handed their prizes by the team of Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency) and Novinite.bg at the Sofia Sheraton Hotel Balkan on Tuesday in the presence of diplomats, journalists, friends, and partners of the largest Bulgarian English-language media and its Bulgarian-language service.

Bulgaria's new President Rosen Plevneliev and former EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva have been selected as the 2011 "Personality in the News" in Politics by the readers of Novinite.bg and Novinite.com respectively in the annual end-of-the-year polls.

Ex EU Commissioner Kuneva receives Bulgaria's 2011 "Personality in the News" in Politics title - for which she was picked by the readers of Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency) - from the editor-in-chief of Novinite.com and Novinite.bg Ivan Dikov. Photo by M3 Communications Group

Deloitte Bulgaria Chairman Vasko Raychev and M-Tel CEO Andreas Maierhofer have been picked as Bulgaria's "Personality in the News" in the "Business" and "Expats" categories respectively by the readers of Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency).

Deloitte Bulgaria Chairman Vasko Raychev receives Bulgaria's 2011 "Personality in the News" in Business title - for which he was selected by the readers of Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency) and Novinite.bg - from the editor-in-chief of Novinite.com and Novinite.bg Ivan Dikov. Photo by M3 Communications Group

More than 9 500 readers from around the world of voted in the 11th annual poll of Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency) in December 2011 and January 2012, picking as Bulgaria's top personalities ex EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva, Deloitte Bulgaria Chairman Vasko Raychev, and M-Tel CEO Andreas Maierhofer.

M-Tel CEO Andreas Maierhofer receives the title of Bulgaria's 2011 "Personality in the News" in the "Expats" category - for which he was selected by the readers of Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency) - from the editor-in-chief of Novinite.com and Novinite.bg Ivan Dikov. Photo by M3 Communications Group

Over 3 600 readers voted in the first annual "Personality in the News" poll of Novinite.bg in December 2011 and January 2012.

The winner in the Novinite.bg vote for 2011 "Personality in the News", Bulgaria's new President Rosen Plevneliev, who was unable to attend Tuesday's ceremony, is going to receive his award from the Novinite.bg and Novinite.com team at the Bulgarian Presidency on Thursday, February 9, 2012.

The winners in Bulgaria's 2011 "Personality in the News" polls of Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency) and Novinite.bg were selected by our readers from Bulgaria and around the world between December 6, 2011, and January 15, 2012.

For the first time, in its 11th edition, the Novinite.com "Personality in the News" poll featured the "Business" and "Expats" categories.

The readers had to pick from five prominent nominees in each category – Politics and Business in Novinite.bg – and Politics, Business, and Expats in Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency)

Previous winners of Bulgaria's "Personality in the News" titles include UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova, former Foreign Minister Solomon Passy, Bulgarian virtuoso Teodosiy Spasov, CNN anchor Ralitsa Vassileva, to name but a few. The 2010 title was grabbed by Bulgarian EU Commissioner Kristalina Georgiva.

Interestingly, Bulgaria's ex EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva has already been selected among Bulgaria's top personalities three times by the readers of Novinite.com – in 2004, 2008, and 2011.

Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency) is the largest Bulgarian English-language media, offering real time coverage and in-depth interviews and commentaries on Bulgarian and global events and developments. It was founded on March 11, 2001, by Bulgarian journalist, businessman, and PR expert Maxim Behar.

The issue of The Sofia Morning News, Novinite.com's online daily, came out on June 1, 2001; The Sofia Weekly was added to the media portfolio later. As of January 2011, the website of Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency) already boasts over 21 000 unique daily visits on average.

The Bulgarian-language news website was started on October 22, 2011, in order to offer the quality of Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency) to Bulgarian-language readers, and already features over 5000 news articles, dozens of interviews, commentaries, and photos, and more than 4 000 unique daily visits on average.

The Novinite Daily was started by Novinite.bg as a free Bulgarian-language online daily on February 1, 2012.

PHOTO STORY of the 2011 Personalities in the News award ceremony of Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency) and Novinite.bg VIEW HERE

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Naso - 8 Feb 2012 // 03:54:59

It is been remarkable progress in the Novinite.bg, to present news objectiveness, demonstrating intolerance for “Hate Bulgaria” cognitive coverage, while initiating more and more “Love Bulgaria” associated media objectivity.

The Novinite reporters, should always keep in mind, that the 90% of the English spiking people in the world have been a subject to “mass conditioning” for very, very long time and have no idea of what actually Bulgaria is now.

That is all.
There is no such things civilised world as media neutrality when the things come to: “Hate Bulgaria” or “Love Bulgaria”