Novinite Media Group Team

Personality in the News Awards 2014

Novinite Media Group granted its annual awards in six categories based on online voting by readers of the Bulgarian-language and English-language news services over the past two months.

“We are very happy that media is our extremely passionate partner in bringing awareness in our Bulgarian society”, said Ivanka Shalapatova, Executive Director of For Our Children foundation, accepting her award in the Charity section of the 2014 Personality in the News contest. “On behalf of For Our Children Foundation I’d like to cordially thank all the people who voted for this award because this is a very indicative signal that our society is not indifferent to the future of our children and the way we care about them today."

Eureka Foundation Board Chairman Kiril Boyanov received the award in the Charity section of the contest conducted among readers of Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, the young and talanted musicians Krisia, Hasan and Ibrahim, tennis player Grigor Dimitrov and football player Cosmin Moti, theater director Alexander Morfov were among the other winners.

On behalf of France’s Ambassador in Bulgaria Xavier Lapeyre de Cabanes Mme Florence Levy, Deputy Chief of Mission, accepted the award in Diplomacy category. Outgoing British Ambassador Jonathan Allen has won the prize in the Diplomacy section awarded by readers of The award was accepted on his behalf by Michael Davidson, Head of the Political Section at the British Embassy in Sofia.

On behalf of Serge Schmidt, General Manager Bulgaria and Greece at Italcementi Group, the award in the Business section of’s contest was accepted by Stoyan Shterev, Head of Legal & Institutional Relations at Devnya Cement. The winners in the Business category of the vote among readers of are the founders of Telerik IT company Vasil Terziev and Svetozar Georgiev. (Sofia News Agency), part of Novinite Media Group, is the largest Bulgarian English-language media, which offers real-time news, reviews, interviews and analysis of events in Bulgaria, aimed at the international readership. (Sofia News Agency) is founded in 2001 by the Bulgarian journalist, businessman and PR expert Maxim Behar.

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