Chonburi Vice-Governor Pongsak Preechawit presented Pattaya Mail Assistant MD Suwanthep Malhotra ‘Tony’ with the winning “Best in the East” plaque on March 4 at the association’s National Press Day commemoration in Chonburi. The award covers media coverage by the Pattaya Mail, German-language Pattaya Blatt and Pattaya Mail Television for being the most outstanding media that relentlessly promotes High Ethical Standards in Business and Professions of all Eastern Seaboard media over the past year.
Suwanthep Malhotra Pattaya Mail’s Assistant MD (left) receives the prestigious “Most Outstanding Mass Media of the Year” plaque from Chonburi Vice Governor Pongsak Preechawit.
Pongsak said the media is like a mirror that reflects truth and information to the people and, thus, media organizations must have a strong moral center and carry important responsibilities. The Pattaya Mail group, which has won the award more times than any other area media outlet, consistently produces the ‘highest-quality’ content, he said.
Pratheep Malhotra ‘Peter’ MD of the Pattaya Mail Media Group said, “The award is truly a prestigious one and I thank my editors and reporters for their commitment and hard work throughout the past 18 years. Our company is like a large home and all those who work here are members of our warm close-knit family. I owe all the successes of our media group to each and every one of them.
“Our commitment to our readers and viewers is to continue to work even harder to maintain the high standards of our newspapers and TV program for many years to come.”
In other awards, the Khao Phunam, Chonburi Thongthin and Siang Saree newspapers were also commended for their coverage. Visal Saengjaroen of Channel 7 won best photographer in biographical news, Noppadol Thongmak from Channel 3 and Manop Kankhajondet of Channel 9 won best television press.
Visal Saengjaroen (left) of Channel 7 receives his plaque for the best photographer in biographical news from Chonburi Vice Governor Pongsak Preechawit.
Chonburi Vice Governor Pongsak Preechawit congratulates the winners as Padungsak Tantraworasilp, (centre) President of the Eastern Mass Media Association of Thailand and Worapol Worathitichaisiri VP of EMMA listen attentively.