Rossiya Segodnya Wins 4 Awards at Journalist of the Year Contest in Crimea

17.12.2016 19:13

Rossiya Segodnya Wins 4 Awards at Journalist of the Year Contest in Crimea

The staff of the Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency won four awards at the third annual contest called Journalist of the Year 2016 in Crimea, the Crimean Ministry of Internal Affairs, Information and Communications said Saturday.

A total of 18 main and five special nominations were presented within the contest. RIA Novosti correspondent in Crimea Maxim Groznov won in the correspondent of the year category. Radio Sputnik in Crimea has become the best radio broadcaster of the year and its commentator Andrei Matyukhin won the best radio presenter award. The best photojournalist nomination was won by Alexander Polegenko working in Simferopol.

According to the ministry, a total of 435 media are registered in Crimea, including 29 television broadcasters, 46 radio broadcasters and 331 print and 29 electronic media.

Rossiya Segodnya is an international media group whose mission is to cover world events in a prompt, balanced, and unbiased manner. Rossiya Segodnya offers alternative views on key events in Russia and elsewhere. Besides Sputnik, the agency operates a number of information resources, including RIA Novosti, RIA Real Estate, Prime, R-Sport, RIA Rating and InoSMI. Rossiya Segodnya boasts the highest citation ranking among Russian media and is building the citation rate of its foreign brands while leading in the Russian blogosphere and social media.

Sputnik is a news agency and radio network with multimedia news hubs in dozens of countries. It broadcasts through its websites in over 30 languages, as well as on analogue and digital radio, mobile apps and social media. Sputnik newswires are available by subscription 24/7 in English, Arabic, Spanish and Chinese.