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Mr. PENINTAEX George

Director CNA

Phone : +357 22556009

Fax : +357 22556103

E-main : director@cna.org.cy

Date of Birth          :        15th March 1956

Nationality             :        Cypriot

 

 Education and Qualifications

  Middlesex University - BA Journalism and Public Relations.

  High School Leaving Certificate (Apolytirion).

  University of London

General Certificate of Education

Ordinary Level, English Language.

  Europa Mass Communication Centre, Nicosia, Cyprus

Diploma in Mass Communication.  Courses attended:

Introduction to Mass Media; Historical; Aesthetic and Technical Aspects; Advertising and the Behaviour of the Consumer; Social Action through Mass Media; Press News - Gathering and Editing; Press Ethics; Feature Writing; Photography; Political Science; Public Relations; Economics, World Economic Geography; Modern European History; Simulations on Journalistic Topics; Graphic Arts.

  Europa Mass Communication Centre, Nicosia, Cyprus

Diploma in Public Relations.

  The London Chamber of Commerce and Industry

High Stage Certificate in Public Relations.

  Yugoslav Institute of Journalism in Belgrade

Certificate on Specialisation in Journalism (agency, press, radio, tv).

 

Work Experience

1976 - 1984                   :        English language daily "Cyprus Mail".

1984 - 1990                   :        Full time reporter in the English section of the                                   
                                               Cyprus News Agency.

1985 - 1995                   :        Correspondent of various media (e.g. Cyprus                                     
                                               Broadcasting Corporation (radio), London Greek                                
                                               Radio, Dutch Radio NOS, International Press                                                
                                               Service (news agency based in Rome). 

1990 - 1996                   :        Editor, Cyprus News Agency.

1996 - 2003                   :        Chief Editor, Cyprus News Agency.

2004 - 2017                   :        Editor-in-Chief, Cyprus News Agency

2005 2017                  :        Acting Director, Cyprus News Agency

2017 Today                :        Director Cyprus News Agency

 

Skills and Interests 

1984 - 1990                   :        Covered many regional and international                                           
                                               conferences and other events abroad for the Cyprus News Agency
                                                (e.g. United Nations,European Union, Council of Europe, BritishCommonwealth).

1991 - 1996                   :        President of the Union of Employees at the Cyprus News Agency.

1994 - Today                 :        Represented CNA in various meetings abroad,  including:

 

v  General Assemblies, Follow-Up Committee Meetings and Workshops of the Alliance of Mediterranean News Agencies (AMAN).

  v  Acted as President of AMAN (1998-1999), Vice President and  Secretary General since 2000.

v  General Assemblies and Workshops of the European Alliance of News Agencies (EANA). Member of the Board from 2012-2015

v  General Assemblies of the Balkan and SouthEast Europe Association of news agencies  (ABNA-SEE) 

v  General Assemblies of the Black Sea Association of News Agencies (PSANNA)  

v  General Assemblies of the Asian/Oceania Alliance of News Agencies, representing AMAN.

v  World meetings of the News Agencies World Congress (NAWC)

v  Prepared and edited a book in English about the Cyprus News Agency (1997).

Social Activities

1979 - 1989                   :        Soccer Referee, First Division, Cyprus League.

TODAY                        :

v  Volunteer President of the Cyprus Charity for cancer-afflicted children One Dream One Wish.

v  Volunteer General Secretary of the Karaiskakion Foundation, the Cyprus Registry of Volunteer Bone Marrow Donors.

v  Volunteer Vice President of the Friends Society of the Karaiskakion Foundation.

v  Volunteer Board Member of the Cyprus Anticancer Society.

 

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