RFE-RL: EU holds another tender for radio broadcasts to Belarus.
"Following extending of its broadcasts to include the countries of the Middle East and Asia the station is now seeking to improve its Internet offer. Televised versions of some of its programmes have even appeared in Ukraine and Bosnia, said Johnson, adding that although there were many information channels in the world that did not necessarily mean better access to information. He said that the use of RFE's websites was rapidly growing also in such countries as Belarus, Uzbekistan or Iran, adding that spread of the information via the Internet was maybe one of the most important moments in its development, but only one of the many methods that compete with other sources of information."
"The unit, News Outdoors, has been built as a joint venture with the London-based private equity arm of the fund manager Capital International Inc., said the newspaper. Since 1999, the unit has been building a presence in advertising venues like billboards and bus shelters in eight countries that it refers to as "emerging Europe," said The New York Times."
Vnunet.com: Outsourcers move to central and eastern Europe
"Locations in central and eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa are emerging as strong markets because of the advantages they offer in terms of cheap manpower, inexpensive real estate and sound infrastructure, a study published today has claimed."
"Analyst firm Frost & Sullivan said that the total market size of contact centres in the EMEA region was 34,674 in 2004. The market is likely to grow at a compound annual growth rate of five per cent to 44,574 by 2009."
"While the firm noted that western Europe is ' approaching saturation' in terms of agent positions, eastern Europe holds great potential to attract new business especially as the trend for outsourcing gains momentum."
"The contact centre market is expected to experience maximum growth in eastern Europe, followed by parts of the Middle East, Africa and southern Europe."
"BULGARIA’S PR industry needs to educate local blue-chip companies of the need of public relations to operate successfully, Ian Herbison, country manager of Mmd for Romania and Bulgaria, said in an interview with The Sofia Echo."
"In the past 12 months there has been a strong growth in the PR services’ market in Bulgaria, he says. ' I expect this trend to continue, as more and more businesses in this country realise the need of efficient PR for their operations.'
"The media giant, parent company of the Sun and Times newspapers as well as the Fox TV and film business in the US, wanted to gain a foothold in Russian TV for the first time, adding to the street-advertising business and popular radio station it already owns in the country."
"But today it emerged that oil group Surgutneftegas, which has strong ties with the Russian government, had agreed to buy the stake."