A worthy award in celebration of our 20th anniversary
The Pattaya Mail Media Group won the “Best in the East” media award for the 16th straight year from the Eastern Mass Media Association.
Chonburi gubernatorial designate Prathan Surakit presented Pattaya Mail executives with the award commending the company’s “broadcasting of news for the benefit of the society, worthy of praise” at the National Press Day celebration at Chalerm Prakiat Pavilion March 5.
Guest of honour Kiyoshi Ishizu, President of Waste Management Siam Ltd. presents the Best and Most Outstanding Media in the East of Thailand award to Pratheep Malhotra MD of the Pattaya Mail Media Group. At left is Phadungsak Tantraworasilp, president of the Eastern Mass Media Association of Thailand.
The award ceremony also saw the presentation of prizes to media agencies, private organizations and public agencies supporting the media. Awards included prizes for outstanding media activities promoter, education administrator, sports promoter, drugs and crime eradicator, and administrators promoting goodwill. Gov. Khomsan Ekachai was honored with the award for outstanding governor promoting friendship with media outlets.
Prathan Surakit launches the 19th Eastern National Media Day in Chonburi.
Association President Phadungsak Tantraworasilp urged all the province’s news outlets to broadcast news neutrally and present just the facts. “Today, it is not only the media that inspects society but also vice versa. I hope that the old and new mass media can work together, harmoniously presenting factual news as the amplifier of citizens’ voices.”
The presentation of the Best and Most Outstanding Media in the East of Thailand award covers media coverage by the Pattaya Mail, German-language Pattaya Blatt and Pattaya Mail Television.
Pratheep ‘Peter’ Malhotra, founder and CEO of the Pattaya Mail Media group said, “It is indeed a moment to cherish and celebrate for all of us at the Pattaya Mail. 20 years ago when we first established our small hometown newspaper, little did we imagine that the Pattaya Mail would play such a significant role in our community and our lives.
“Throughout the 20 years since our inception, we have strived to give our readers the best in news coverage on a wide range of exciting and thought-provoking news and feature stories.
“Our advertising clients can be assured that through our distribution network in Pattaya and the Eastern Seaboard, not to mention in Bangkok and other parts of the country, their display advertisings get the most comprehensive and effective exposure directly to their target markets.
“We are extremely pleased and honoured that the Eastern Mass Media Association has recognized us as the Best and Most Outstanding Media Group in the East of Thailand for the 16th straight year.
Peter Malhotra draws the lucky ticket for the main prize, a 32″ Samsung TV donated by the Pattaya Mail Media group.
“I thank you, our readers and staunch supporters, for being with us all along and most especially I thank my Pattaya Mail family for your dedication and hard work, earning us this most honorable accolade yet again.”
National Press Day commemorates the founding of the Reporters Association of Thailand on March 5. On March 4, 1999, the association merged with the Thailand Newspaper Association to become the Thai Journalists Association.
The lucky winner of the grand prize was Channel 7 regional reporter Buapha Jermnak.
Our reporters were thrilled to be part of this historical event. (l-r) Surasak Huasoon, Warunya Thongrod, Vichaan Souksi, Peter Malhotra, Korn Kijja-amorn and Jetsada Homklin.