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FormatOnline newspaper
Founder(s)Maxim Behar
PublisherOne Click Media Group
FoundedMarch 11, 2001; 23 years ago (2001-03-11)
LanguageAmerican English
Sister newspapersSofia Morning News
The Sofia Weekly

Novinite is a Bulgarian English-language news provider based in Sofia. "Novinite" (Bulgarian: Новините) means "The News" in Bulgarian. It is also sometimes referred to as SNA (Sofia News Agency) by its forum users.[citation needed] Through its website novinite.com/sofianewsagency.com and its Breaking News newsletter, Novinite.com provides coverage of events and developments in Bulgaria and around the world.[citation needed]

Novinite publishes Sofia Morning News, an online daily newspaper with paid subscription, and The Sofia Weekly, a free online weekly newspaper which comes out every Saturday.[citation needed]

Its website includes a forum, a free archive with more than 101,000 articles, a search engine, and news alerts.[citation needed]

Novinite is part of One Click Media Group.[citation needed]



Novinite was founded in 2001 by the Bulgarian journalist, businessman, and public relations expert, Maxim Behar. It was formally launched on March 11, 2001.[citation needed]

In addition to the website, Novinite's first online daily newspaper, Sofia Morning News (called Bulgarian Breaking News at the time), was launched on June 1, 2001.[citation needed]


  • On December 21, 2008, Novinite published its 100,000th news article, an average of 35 news articles per day.[citation needed]
  • The first news article published by Novinite was: "Radisson SAS Opens in Sofia" (March 11, 2001).[citation needed]
  • Novinite's 10,000th news article was: "Israeli PM Ariel Sharon Won't Allow Ultra-Orthodox Parties to Rejoin Coalition" (May 22, 2002).[citation needed]
  • Novinite's 50,000th news article was: "King's Party: Saxe-Coburg May Not Head Next Cabinet" (July 14, 2005).[citation needed]
  • Novinite's 100,000th news article was about Novinite itself: "Novinite.com Becomes Media Partner of Invest in Bulgaria 2009 Business Summit" (December 21, 2008).[citation needed]



The editorial team of Novinite provides news coverage in English of every aspect of contemporary Bulgaria including business and economy, politics, sports, society, culture, and lifestyle. Novinite features headlines covering the major world events and developments.[citation needed]

Novinite uses American English.[citation needed]



Novinite's readers include foreign businessmen and managers of multinational corporations doing or planning to do business in Bulgaria, diplomats in foreign embassies in Sofia and from all over the world, foreign citizens living in Bulgaria, foreign tourists, members of the Bulgarian immigrant communities around the world, and Bulgaria lovers.[citation needed]