On April 3rd, 2008, Latvijas Radio received in Riga’s Great Guildhall the ISAS BC 9001:2003 certificate for the quality of its management system. Latvijas Radio is the first European media and the first radio in the world to comply with the requirements of this professional standard specially designed for the media companies.
The ceremony was attended by prominent representatives of Latvian authorities, Latvian television and radio, by Raina Konstantinova and Giacomo Mazzone from European Broadcasting Union, Christine Grieder from Swiss Development and Cooperation Agency, also Marius Dragomir, representing the Soros Foundation, London, and from Certimedia. After a unique and impressive performance of Latvian Radio Choir, magnified by the Great Guildhall’s medieval archs, Latvijas Radio Director-General Aigar Semevics was awarded a special recognition by Guillaume Chenevière, executive director of the Media and Society Foundation. Whereas Agris Azipurietis, lead auditor, and Kimmo Haarala, regional manager of the certification body Det Norske Veritas gave him the valuable certificate.
(Photo: Aigar Semevics and Guillaume Chenevière)