Bastrykin has awarded the journalists for their contribution to the coverage of the SK

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye in fotoreceptor the investigative Committee of Russia Alexander Bastrykin. Archival photoBastrykin has awarded the journalists for their contribution to the coverage of the SK© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye the image Bank

The head of the Investigative Committee of Russia Alexander Bastrykin on Thursday awarded the journalists for their contribution to the coverage of the activities of the Department, indicating that a journalistic investigation about the violations of the rights of citizens are often the reason for carrying out pre-investigation checks and criminal cases, said the official representative of SK of Russia Svetlana Petrenko.

At the ceremony of awarding the representatives of the media, won in the annual competition of works on formation of objective public opinion about activity of the SC, Chairman of the Department thanked the media for rapport, professionalism and efficiency, noting that journalists know firsthand about the hardships of the daily work of investigators.

«He also pointed out that thanks to the willingness to objective coverage of the position of the investigation, impartiality journalists stop attempts of misinformation of the society and investigative journalism about the outrageous violations of the rights of the citizens have generally become the reason for the pre-investigation checks and criminal cases», — said Petrenko.

Bastrykin, in her words, noted that the UK is interested in expanding cooperation with the media. «For us, you – a reliable guide and means of communication with society and each person individually», — noted the head of Department.

Alexander Bastrykin awarded departmental medals, appreciation, valuable and memorable gifts to the representatives of the media, who won in various nominations of the contest.

In particular, the special correspondent MIA «today Russia» Galina Evdokimova was nominated for the best work in covering the activities of the Investigative Committee in the international field for the publication about the investigation into the murder of photographer MIA «Russia today» Andrew Stenina, who died in August 2014 during a business trip to Donbass.