HA NOI — Around 100 works of journalism covering eight categories were awarded national prizes by the Viet Nam Journalists Association yesterday.
The two highest honours went to journalists from Voice of Viet Nam for their series on the nation's sovereignty over Truong Sa (Spratly) and Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelagos and a programme from Viet Nam Television (VTV)'s documentary centre about the stories behind the construction and maintenance of the late President Ho Chi Minh's statue in Moscow.
The award ceremony was broadcast live nationwide and attracted leaders, including NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung, and Deputy PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
Hung stressed that the nation's journalists and reporters must continue fostering their skills,thus contributing to the country's socio-economic development and increasing their professionalism in the globalised context.
Speaking as a recipient of Prize B for one of his works as a non-professional journalist, former deputy PM Vu Khoan said he hoped journalists nationwide would keep their passions alive in dealing with important issues that help the country and its people.
More than 1,200 entries were sent from 117 media organizations this year. Organisers said that next year there would be a separate category for online media. — VNS