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National award for media coverage of VN launched

Update: December, 09/2014 - 09:49

HA NOI (VNS) — The Party Central Committee's Commission for Publicity and Education and Steering Committee for External Information Services launched their first-ever award for Viet Nam-related journalism for overseas audiences yesterday in Ha Noi.

Print newspapers, radio, television and e-newspapers published in Vietnamese and foreign languages, both domestically and overseas, are eligible for the prize.

Pham Van Linh, deputy chairman of the Party Central Committee's Commission for Publicity and Education and the Steering Committee, said that broadcasting Viet Nam's image to the world and spreading the word about the country's achievements were important tasks.

Such coverage was also key to combating false information spread by hostile forces and calling for help from the international community in building and protecting the nation, said Linh.

Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan hoped that the award would motivate reporters and press agencies to publish information about Viet Nam overseas.

The award ceremony will be organised on May 19. Major press agencies in Viet Nam will take turns as organisers, beginning with the Vietnam News Agency.

Detailed information about the examiner council, prize structure and deadline for submission will be announced soon. — VNS

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