Ingemārs Vekteris Chairman of the Board of SIA “VIDZEMES TELEVĪZIJA”.
He has been working in the media since 1994. He has written articles for newspapers, but has worked in radio and television for most of his life (26 years). He has created and managed both regional and national media (Vidzemes Televīzija, RETV, Radio Tev, Radio Skonto LV, Radio Skonto Vidzeme). His biggest challenge at the moment is to transform his television programmes into new media platforms and to help others to do the same.
He is a Latvian patriot and believes that a strong national media is a guarantee for the country's independence, as a bridge for communication with the diaspora. He believes that both the commercial and the public media in Latvia should be strong and independent, because the environment should be united. Sooner or later, its imbalance leads to negative transformations that affect both the quality of content and the independence of journalism. He is convinced that a strong media is a guarantee of an educated society, as it reinforces and sustains values and promotes critical thinking.