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(DF) Germany’s dpa News Agency Wins EANA “Maxim Minchev” Award for News Agency Quality

September 25 (BTA) – The winner of the European Alliance of News Agencies’ (EANA) “Maxim Minchev” Award for News Agency Quality 2021 is Ms Antje Homburger, dpa Deputy Editor-in-Chief / Head of News, who presented the Уdpa-InfoKanalФ project, EANA reported. The EANA Award is now named after late Maxim Minchev, former director general of the Bulgarian national news agency BTA, who has been a great friend and an important member of the EANA community, always keeping an opened mind and fostering evolution and consensus, the Alliance said. The dpa-Infokanal is the early warning system for editorial offices. All users receive rapid updates on breaking news situations, research and planning details, exclusive assessments, legal considerations and near-real-time updates on the topics in question – even before the story is published in the newswire. Competing for the “Maxim Minchev” Award were also France’s AFP, Italy’s ANSA and Russia’s TASS news agencies. The awarded project must solve a relevant problem in an innovative way, be applicable to other members, take into consideration a turnover vs cost analysis, and also extend coverage of news agencies. As dpa was one of the applicants for the Award, Peter Kropsch, the President of EANA and CEO of dpa, did not take part in the decision-making process regarding the winner of the Award, the press release said. MY