Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc presents awards to thewinners of "Press Prize for the fight against corruption and wastefullness." — VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất
HÀ NỘI — Reporters from Tuổi trẻ Thành phố Hồ Chi Minh (HCM City Youth) newspaper, Lao Động (Labour) newspaper, the Voice of Vietnam and Vietnam Television have won the top prizes at a national press contest promoting the fight against corruption and wastefulness in the country.
The four prize-winning reports and documentary by Vietnam Television were selected from more than 1,002 entries.
The organising board also presented nine second-place winners and 10 third place prizes for work in print, online, television and radio broadcast categories.
It is the second time the Việt Nam Journalists’ Association has co-operated with the Central Committee of the Việt Nam Fatherland Front to organise such a contest which aims to emphasise the role of the press in the anti-corruption movement.
Addressing the ceremony, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc congratulated the winners, while emphasising the fight was an important task of the entire Party and State in the Party building work and the country's socio-economic development.
Under the direction of the Party and State led by General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng, the fight was accelerated drastically and achieved positive results, he said.
“A lot of organisations, cadres, Party members, including senior officials of the Party, State and arm forces have been strictly handled in accordance with the State regulations regardless of who they are,” Phúc said.
He said it was necessary for journalists to promote their roles and be professional in finding information on wrongdoings. Attention should be paid to detecting loopholes in legal frameworks, policies and mechanisms which can be a hotbed for corruption, negative phenomenon and abuse of power, he said.
On the same day, President of the Việt Nam Fatherland Front Trần Thanh Mẫn launched the 2019-20 round of the Press Prize for the fight against corruption and wastefulness. — VNS