The 11th National Press Awards ceremony was held in Hà Nội yesterday, with seven press agencies taking home first prizes. — Photo tuoitre.vn
HÀ NỘI — The 11th National Press Awards ceremony was held in Hà Nội yesterday, with seven press agencies taking home first prizes.
Speaking at the annual event, which took place on the occasion of Việt Nam Revolutionary Press Day (June 21), President Trần Đại Quang acknowledged and expressed his appreciation for the great contributions made to the country by journalists and press organisations nationwide.
He hoped that the press would continue to act as a bridge between the Party-Government and the people, while playing an active role in supervising the operations of the Government.
“They (journalists) should further participate in the fight against corruption, wastefulness and the moral degradation of society,” he added.
According to the awards’ council, some 1,637 press products from 214 press organisations and individuals were submitted for competition.
Out of 129 finalists, 95 won awards, of which there seven were top prizes.
Journalists from the Vietnam News Agency scooped five prizes, one of which was a top award. — VNS