Previously named “Outstanding Eastern Mass Media of the Year,” the award was renamed “Most Outstanding Newspaper in all of East Thailand” for this year’s awards, which also saw the presentation of prizes for “senior media excellence,” “outstanding children and youth program,” and publishers offering training programs for youths interested in media careers.
Chonburi Dep. Gov. Pongsak Preechawit welcomes representatives from all worthy media throughout the Eastern Seaboard to the annual awards presentation party.
“A career in the media is similar to that of a mirror reflecting the reality for citizens to learn the truth,” Pongsak said. “Therefore, those in this business must be responsible individuals and must hold on to the media ethics because broadcasting information or news without ethics or morality, separation will ensue.”
The presentation of the “Best in East” award covers media coverage by the Pattaya Mail, German-language Pattaya Blatt and Pattaya Mail Television.
“We did it again!” exclaimed Peter Malhotra, MD of the Pattaya Mail Media group. “This year we not only won in Pattaya and all of East Thailand but our daughter publication, the Chiang Mai Mail was also proclaimed the ‘Best in the North’.
“It is indeed a proud moment for the Pattaya Mail Media Group which includes Pattaya Mail, Pattaya Blatt, Pattaya Mail Television and Chiang Mai Mail.
“I only have words of love and gratitude for our team in Pattaya and in Chiang Mai. Your dedication and relentless quest for perfection has brought us the highest honours, recognized and applauded by the public and media pundits year after year.
“These distinguished awards go a long way prove that we work very hard to bring our readers the best in diversity of news coverage which includes, sports, business, community and human interest stories.
“The award also indicates that our distribution and readership is vast and that our advertising clients get the most effective responses when they place their advertisings in our publications and on our television program.
The coveted award which we will proudly display in our new office.
“I wish our team good health, herculean strength and unflagging determination to continue to maintain our high standards and help take our publications to newer heights for the benefit of our company, our families, our communities and our country.”
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.
Putting together the Pattaya Mail, PMTV, Pattaya Blatt and Chiang Mai Mail is a team effort and the entire Mail “family” deserves to be recognized.