During 14 May – 15 June the contest “Best Media Product about ICT” has been held. The contest has been organized by the Ministry of ICT in partnership with National Association of Private ICT Companies and had the purpose to motivate and support the local media in order to know more and contribute to a broader popularization of Moldovan ICT products and services. The journalists had been encouraged to launch discussions and analytical materials about the events, developments, achievements of the Moldovan sector of Information and Communication Technology. This is the second edition of the contest with the participation of ATIC as partner.
About 50 works have been presented for the contest: analytical materials, interviews, news, TV and audio coverages, TV shows, blog posts. A jury composed of ICT sector representatives and mass-media experts evaluated the materials according to four basic criteria:
The results of the jury evaluation have been announced within an Awarding Ceremony held on June 15 at the Ministry of ICT. The winners are: Dina Ivanov, PRIME TV, Marina Cojocaru, Moldova 1, Elena Robu-Popa, Moldova 1, Marina Prodius, Infotag, Benjamin Dasevschi, newspaper "Panorama", Sergei Moiseev, newspaper "Logos-press", Angelina Caldare, Moldova 1, Tatiana Gutu, "Radio Vocea Basarabiei", Ion Toma, allmoldova.com, Cristina Vlach, politik.md, Tatiana Smeshnaya, newspaper "Logos-press", Dmitry Vosimerec, newspaper "Moldova's Army" and the bloggers Isidor Grigoras and Daniela Timofte.
Diplomas and valuable gifts were offered by Pavel Filip, the Minister of ICT and Ana Chirita, ATIC Executive Director. Mr. Filip and Mrs. Chirita thanked the participants for active and dedicated efforts in promoting the Moldovan ICT sector and stressed the important role of mass-media in translating in an accessible language the mission of the ICT achievements and products for a better life and development.