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GALA Continues International Expansion with Launch in Slovakia

Hamburg, 13 December 2010
The international premium people-lifestyle magazine GALA continues its international expansion this year by launching a Slovak edition – the ninth country edition now on newsstands.


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Management changeover at Verlagsgruppe NEWS

Hamburg, 30 November 2010
Oliver Voigt, Publisher and CEO of Verlagsgruppe NEWS, will leave the company on 31 December 2010 to tackle new professional challenges.


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Gruner + Jahr To Publish Cosmopolitan under license in Croatia from 2011

Hamburg, 11 November 2010
Gruner + Jahr International will introduce Cosmopolitan magazine under license to the Croatian market from January 2011. Cosmopolitan is the bestselling young women's publication worldwide, with separate editions in 60 countries, and is published by the Hearst Magazines International media corporation. Gruner + Jahr International has already successfully established the magazine in Spain and several other countries.


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Gruner + Jahr To Publish Cosmopolitan in Portugal from 2011

Hamburg, 01 November 2010
Gruner + Jahr International will begin publishing the Portuguese edition of Cosmopolitan magazine under license from February 2011. Cosmopolitan has been the leading women's magazine in Portugal since 1992, and is the bestselling young women's publication worldwide, with separate editions in 60 countries.


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Gruner + Jahr launches kid's magazine GEOlino in China

Hamburg, 28 October 2010
Gruner + Jahr will launch its kid's magazine GEOlino in cooperation with Children's Fun Publishing in January 2011 in China. Before that GEOlino China will be published as of now twice as a trial version in our partners' kids magazines, before it starts as self-standing publication in January 2011.


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Motor Presse Stuttgart appoints G+J International Brands and Licenses to market international magazine licenses

Hamburg, 01 September 2010
Motor Presse Stuttgart today announced that it has set a new course to accelerate the internationalisation of its media brands auto motor and sport und MOTORRAD. The Stuttgart-based media company has appointed G+J International Brands and Licenses to identify license partners in countries where Motor Presse Stuttgart is not yet represented through subsidiaries or editions produced under license.


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Gruner + Jahr: Significantly improved market performance and lasting structural improvements yield outstanding results in first half of 2010

Hamburg, 31 August 2010
improved first-half market performance in the key core markets and the structural measures successfully implemented during the previous year, which as expected developed their full and sustained effects during the first half of 2010, Gruner + Jahr recorded an outstanding result, well above pre-crisis levels, for the first half of 2010.


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Gruner + Jahr Awards GEO Licenses to Ringier Axel Springer Media AG for Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia

Hamburg, 14 July 2010
Gruner + Jahr has signed a licensing agreement with Ringier Axel Springer Media AG, a joint venture of Axel Springer AG and Schweizer Ringier AG, to publish its international reportage magazine GEO in the three Eastern European countries of Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. At the same time, the Romanian edition of GEO will be discontinued due to the difficult economic situation in the country. With 20 national editions worldwide, the features magazine, founded as an offshoot of STERN in Germany in 1976, is Gruner + Jahr's most international magazine brand: local editions are currently also published in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Spain, Italy, Russia, Brazil, Greece, Turkey, Croatia, Bulgaria, Finland, India, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The foreign GEO editions are editorially managed from Hamburg.


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G+J International launches GEO iPad application

Hamburg, 06 July 2010
The reportage magazine GEO is launching a GEO iPad selection based on its English-language edition – a monthly selection of three reports from the current international print magazine in a multimedia format for the Apple iPad. The first issue will appear in early July and is priced at 2.49 EUR in the AppStore.


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GALA continues Internationalization, begins in Kuwait

Hamburg, 06 May 2010
GALA makes its debut in Kuwait with the June issue and therewith continues its internationalization. After launches in Syria and Lebanon last year, this is the third edition of the international celebrity and lifestyle magazine published under license in the rapidly growing Middle East region. This means that there are now editions of GALA in Germany, France, Poland, Russia (GALA Biografia), Croatia, Lithuania, Syria, Lebanon and Kuwait.


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Henri Nannen Prize for Services to Press Freedom goes to oppressed journalists in Iran.

Hamburg, 21 April 2010
The Henri Nannen Prize 2010 for special services rendered to press freedom has been awarded to Iranian journalists, who are subject to violent reprisals in their country for attempting to report truthfully about Iran. Since they are not allowed to leave their country and many of them are behind bars, the Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari, who lives in London, will accept the award at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg on behalf of his colleagues. Bahari himself spent months in solitary confinement in Iranian prisons.


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Gruner + Jahr masters Economic Crisis, and maintains good Operating Profit despite Downturn in Advertising Markets.

Hamburg, 24 March 2010
Due to the cost-cutting and restructuring program initiated early on, Gruner + Jahr reported only a slight year-on-year decline in its operating result, despite a significant fall in advertising revenues.


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Peter Pelinka is the New Editor-in-Chief of NEWS Magazine

Hamburg, 23 February 2010
Peter Pelinka, the renowned journalist, experienced editor and former editor-in-chief of FORMAT, is taking the editorial helm at NEWS, Austria's biggest news magazine. Pelinka will be supported by deputy chief editors Corinna Milborn and Silvia Meister.


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G+J International Media Sales takes over the international marketing of "kicker," Germany's leading weekly soccer magazine.

Hamburg, 14 February 2010
G+J International Media Sales (G+J IMS) is taking over the overseas marketing of "kicker," Germany's leading weekly soccer magazine, effective immediately. "kicker" is published by Olympia Verlag,.


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Maylis Chevalier Becomes G+J Espa;ntilde;a Group Publishing Director

Hamburg, 28 January 2010
Maylis Chevalier takes over as Group Publishing Director of G+J Espa;ntilde;a on 1 February 2010. In this role, she will be responsible for the strategy and business of all G+J Espa;ntilde;a magazine titles, including COSMOPOLITAN, GEO, MIA, MARIE CLAIRE, MUY INTERESANTE, MUY JUNIOR and SER PADRES HOY as well as their special editions and supplements.


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Marketing joint venture between G+J Electronic Media Sales (EMS), IP Deutschland, SevenOne Media and TOMORROW FOCUS is launched under "AdAudience" name Frank Herold to head new company for marketing to target groups

Hamburg, 24 January 2010
At a joint press conference today, marketing companies G+J Electronic Media Sales (EMS), IP Deutschland, SevenOne Media and TOMORROW FOCUS announced the founding of AdAudience GmbH. The EU Commission approved the four marketers' joint venture on January 22. All four hold equal parts of the new company, based in Düsseldorf. Frank Herold, hitherto Director Sales at IP Deutschland's Interactive operation, will become AdAudience's Managing Director. He will be building up a high-impact marketing team over the next few months.


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International GEO Day of Biodiversity to be held in 35 countries in 2010

Hamburg, 10 January 2010
At a ceremony in Berlin, German chancellor Angela Merkel and Federal Environment Minister Norbert Röttgen on Mondayrang in the "International Jahr of Biodiversity." Proclaimed by the United Nations, the year will be marked by a wide variety of activities in numerous countries, organized to build people's awareness of how valuable it is to have a high diversity of plants and animals, ecosystems and genetic variety.