Irina Bokova Receives Personality in the News 2013 Award
H.E. Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, attended the annual awards ceremony for Novinite's "Personality in the News 2013", Monday.
"Wherever I go, no one forgets that I am Bulgarian!", Bokova claimed upon receiving the award in the Politics category.
"Personality in the News" attracted over 15,000 votes in the independent online poll combined between the English language (novinite.com), the Bulgarian language (novinite.bg), and the Russian language (novinite.ru) versions in the period December 2013 - February 2014.
This year there were a total of 6 categories - Politics, Business, Charity, Diplomacy, Culture and Sports. Three outstanding representatives of the political, economic and social life in Bulgaria were nominated in each category.
The readers of Novinite Media Group picked Dobri Dobrev, known as "The Elder Dobri" as the winner in the Charity section. The man has managed to win people over with his kindness and to set an example for many Bulgarians.
The Business category of Novinite Media Group saw a tie between ABB country manager Ekkehard Neureither and founder of Walltopia, Ivaylo Penchev.
Japan's Ambassador to Bulgaria, Takashi Koizumi, was awarded in the Diplomacy section. Renowned Bulgarian violinist Vesko Eschkenazy was the winner in the Culture category, while tennis star Grigor Dimitrov topped the vote in the Sports section.
The awards ceremony at the Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" was attended by the winners in the different categories, government officials, representatives of the diplomatic missions in Sofia, partners and friends of Novinite Media Group, as well as fellow journalists.
"Personality in the News" awards are held for the 13th consecutive year.
In March 2014, Novinite Media Group received the "Media of the Future" award at the World Communication Forum in Davos.
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