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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.


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Premium Performance Supplier Ligatus successfully completes market entry in France

Hamburg, 13 December 2009
ontinuously its internationalisation and implements its business model effectively in France, following the launches in Austria and the Netherlands.


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Quest wins ;lsquo;Magazine Of The Year' award

Hamburg, 09 December 2009
In front of a capacity crowd of 1.000 top magazine professionals during the annual Mercur Magazine Awards Gala Quest received the Mercur award for ;lsquo;Magazine Of The Year'. The entire editorial team of 30 climbed the stage when the winner was announced. ;lsquo;And then there were just eight of us in the beginning', says Karlijn van Overbeek, Editor-in-Chief. ;lsquo;Circulation has steadily increased since the launch in 2004. Over 200.000 copies of Quest are being sold every month, satisfying a total readership of almost 1,1 million. This Mercur award is also a prize for all those readers. We are proud to carry the title ;lsquo;Magazine Of The Year' for all of 2010.'


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Martin Trautmann appointed new Executive Vice President of G+J's business publications and popular-science titles in France

Hamburg, 09 December 2009
Martin Trautmann (41) has been appointed Executive Vice President of Prisma Presse. In his new role, he will supervise the Business and Science (;Eacute;conomie / Dé;couverte) division of G+J's French publishing arm. From January, this puts him in charge of the GEO, CAPITAL, ;Ccedil;A M'INT;Eacute;RESSE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC and MANAGEMENT magazines and websites.


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Christian Merl Becomes Gruner + Jahr Press Spokesman and Deputy Head of G+J Corporate Communications

Hamburg, 23 November 2009
Christian Merl, 38, has been appointed press spokesman for Gruner + Jahr AG with effect from 1 January 2010. In his new role, he will be responsible for press relations for the G+J Germany and International divisions. He reports to Claus-Peter Schrack, Head of Corporate Communications at Gruner + Jahr, and will serve as his deputy.


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Gruner + Jahr sells G+J Russia to Axel Springer AG

Hamburg, 23 November 2009
As part of the strategic realignment of its international activities, Gruner + Jahr has sold its Russian operations to Axel Springer AG.


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G+J International announces reorganization

Hamburg, 10 November 2009
As part of grouping Gruner + Jahr's international activities under the management of Dr. Torsten-Jörn Klein, G+J International has made some personnel adjustments:


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GEO Continues its Internationalization: Ninth GEO Website Launches in Bulgaria

Hamburg, 25 October 2009
The ninth GEO website launches in Bulgaria today at www.geo-bg.bg . As part of GEO's international concept eight websites have already gone online this year – in Finland, Spain, Russia and five other eastern European countries.


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Giacomo Moletto Appointed as New Managing Director of G+J/Mondadori in Milan

Hamburg, 22 September 2009
The shareholders of the Italian joint venture G+J/Mondadori, Gruner + Jahr and Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A., have appointed Giacomo Moletto, 40, as Managing Director with effect from October 1, 2009. He succeeds Rolf Heinz, who is moving to Paris as the new CEO of Prisma Presse.


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Gruner + Jahr combines all foreign operations into the G+J International division led by Dr. Torsten-Jörn Klein / Fabrice Bo;eacute; resigns from Gruner + Jahr Executive Board

Hamburg, 13 September 2009
Gruner + Jahr is rearranging its international organization and is once again combining all its foreign operations, including G+J France, into the G+J International division led by G+J Executive Board member Dr. Torsten-Jörn Klein. As part of the reorganization, Fabrice Boé; will resign from the G+J Executive Board and from his duties as CEO of G+J France, with effect from October 1, 2009. He will continue to serve the G+J Executive Board as a consultant on international strategic issues. Boé; had been appointed to the Executive Board of Gruner + Jahr in January 2006, and in this capacity represented the French subsidiary on the top management body of Europe's biggest magazine publisher.


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Advertising Slump Impacts Gruner + Jahr's Half-Year Results

Hamburg, 31 August 2009
Gruner + Jahr was unable to escape the effects of an exceedingly difficult market environment in the first half of 2009 and, as forecast earlier, reported a clear year-on-year drop in revenues and Operating EBIT. The downturn-induced decline in brand-name advertising in the core markets has led to a considerable drop in ad sales revenues. Gruner + Jahr is countering the unrelenting ad sales crisis and the resultant accelerated structural change with a comprehensive cost-reduction and restructuring program in all markets.


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G+J International merges its international brands and licenses business / Andr;eacute; Möllersmann appointed to head new "International Brands and Licenses Unit"

Hamburg, 28 June 2009
André; Möllersmann, 36, has been appointed to head the "International Brands and Licenses Unit" at G+J International with effect from July 1, 2009. The purpose of the newly created department is to internationalize G+J's strong brands such as GALA, GEO, ELTERN/Parenting Network and the international popular-science titles PM, QUEST, FOCUS and MUY INTERESANTE, both in print and online. The department will also serve to support synergies between the international brands.


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G+J International Media Sales (IMS) Opens New Sales Office in Milan

Hamburg, 22 June 2009
On July 1, 2009 G+J IMS will be opening its sixth foreign office, adding the Milan site to its existing operations in London, Paris, Gent, Zurich and Vienna. The strong local presence of key deciders in the advertising activities of the fashion, design and furniture industries in Italy makes Milan G+J IMS;rsquo;s highest-turnover sales office. The new office ends the company;rsquo;s longstanding commission-based representation by Blei Spa on the Italian market, and substantiates the ongoing expansion of G+J;rsquo;s international media marketing activities. The move further enhances G+J IMS;rsquo;s leading marketing expertise among German publishers abroad and strengthens its growing third-party business. The six international offices are assisted in their efforts by 17 sales representatives who market the G+J IMS portfolio around the world.


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GALA Launches in the Middle East

Hamburg, 11 June 2009
The Middle East edition of the celebrity lifestyle magazine is jointly published by Gruner + Jahr and the United Group. The latter also publishes "Marie Claire" under license, along with a number of its own premium titles.


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