This year, ZdG newsroom won seven awards in the annual internal competition organized by the Independent Press Association. ZdG newsroom won the first, second, and third places for the best journalistic investigation in the national press, the first and second place for the best reporter in the national press, and also the first place for the development of the media institution.
ZdG reporter Marina Ciobanu won the first place in the best reporter in the national press category that had the theme of human rights. Marina Ciobanu wins this competition for the second year in a row for her three stories: Criminal auctions in kindergartens: a case with fines and delays, The village where there is no hope will choose with reason and Chișinău does not smell. A trip to the Wastewater Treatment Plant.
ZdG journalist Aliona Ciurcă won the second place in the same category for her articles: I cry, I drink a cup of water and I start over, Love lessons: how to learn to understand each other gay parents and their children, and No help: post-traumatic stress disorder in veterans of the Transnistrian conflict.
Lilia Curchi, from the Natura magazine, won third place for her articles Specialists warn: Groundwater is not good for irrigation and Unfinished garbage.
The journalists from Ziarul de Gardă won all the three places in the best journalistic investigation in the national press category.
- Victor Moșneag won the first place for his investigation, All the (Moldovan) President’s Men,
- Anatolie Eșanu won second place for his investigation, Backstage Purchases of Ambulances: Criminal Cases, Non-compliances and Political Affiliations,
- Marina Ciobanu won third place for her investigation, Criminal auctions on the street of a bailiff.
ZdG’s newsroom also received two other awards – an award for the development of the media institution and an award for the Best infographic.
Esp.md portal won the prize for the development of multimedia products and Jurnal de Chișinău won the prize for the linguistic attitude of newspapers/sites.
The award ceremony took place at the General Assembly of the Independent Press Association on June 19, in an online format due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Independent Press Association has been organizing annual internal competitions for journalists and media institutions members of the organization since 1999. In 2019, within the same competition, ZdG won six awards.