20 Mar 2015 15:51

Interfax recognized with award from RSPP

The Interfax news agency has been recognized for its work in 2014 with a special award from the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) "For Contribution to Reporting the Activities of the RSPP."

The decision to give Interfax the award was made as part of the RSPP‘s annual business journalism competition.

The awards ceremony was held on Friday following a press conference by RSPP President Alexander Shokhin and RSPP board member David Yakobashvili on the results of the annual Russian Business Week.

Winners of the national business journalism competition were chosen in 13 categories, including six corporate and seven individual nominations. Winners of the competition, along with Interfax, included the news and analysis portal Neft Rossii, recognized as the best industry publication; and the Yekaterinburg journal Delovoi Kvartal, which received the award for best regional publication.

The competition jury named RBC Daily‘s Pyotr Netreba, Kommersant‘s Dmitry Butrin and Russia Today‘s Alexander Gurnov journalists of the year in the categories of "Reports or Commentaries on Latest Events," "Analytical Materials," and "Interviews," respectively.

Vladimir Yevtushenkov, principal shareholder of Sistema JSFC (MOEX: AFKS) was named Newsmaker of the Year.

The Volsky award for Honor Over Profit, named for the RSPP‘s first president, was given to Viktor Loshak of radio station Kommersant FM.

The winners of the competition were chosen by a jury of representatives from the Federal Press and Mass Communications Agency, the Russian Union of Journalists, members of the RSPP Chief Editors Club, leading journalists from the Russian media and winners of the RSPP business journalism competition in the previous year. The chairman of the jury, with the right to cast the decisive vote, was current RSPP President Alexander Shokhin.

The RSPP national business journalism competition is held among national and regional Russian media outlets, Russian journalists who work for television, radio, online publications and print media, and freelance writers.

The main goal of the competition is to encourage the creative contribution of the representatives of Russian media to the reporting of the latest issues concerning the Russian business community and the diverse activities of Russian entrepreneurs, as well as genuinely objective and unbiased reporting on Russian entrepreneurs.

Interfax Information Services Group is the largest diversified information group in the CIS and the recognized leader on the Russian information market in the B2B segment. Interfax was founded in 1989, when a group of journalists formed an information agency that became the first nongovernmental outlet for the latest political and economic news about the Soviet Union.

Over the past 25 years, virtually all Russian media, as well as the world‘s leading media outlets have become subscribers of the agency. Interfax is the most frequently cited source for information on Russia and the CIS in the foreign press and is one of the most frequently cited news sources in the world.

Interfax offers political and economic news, fundamental and exchange data, and professional IT solutions for risk management, marketing and public relations.