|A ceremony was held in Ha Noi on Saturday to honour 115 outstanding works by journalists across the nation, which won the National Press Awards for 2013.— VNA Photo
HA NOI (VNS)— A ceremony was held in Ha Noi on Saturday to honour 115 outstanding works by journalists across the nation, which won the National Press Awards for 2013.
The works covered various topics including politics, economics, national sovereignty over seas and islands, as well as other hot and major socio-economic issues.
Many winning pieces of journalism, 11 in particular, focused on topics of the national boundary and territorial sovereignty.
Addressing the ceremony, which marked the 89th anniversary of Vietnam Revolutionary Press Day, Head of the Party Central Committee's Commission for Education and Communications, Dinh The Huynh hailed the role of the press in the national struggle for liberation in the past as well as the current national construction and defence.
He said in the current world and domestic context, the press plays an increasingly significant role in the implementation of national reforms under the leadership of the Communist Party of Viet Nam, protection of the sacred and inviolable national sovereignty and maintaining of a peaceful and stable environment for the country's development.
Huynh also asked journalists to continue fighting against corruption, wastefulness and other social evils with a constructive and responsible spirit, while rejecting the enemy's wrongful arguments and information.
Organised by the Viet Nam Journalists' Association (VJA), the annual National Press Awards this year attracted 1,665 entries, the largest number so far.
Major State-run media outlets such as the Viet Nam News Agency (VNA), Viet Nam Television (VTV) and radio and The Voice of Viet Nam (VOV) have reaffirmed their position at the forefront of journalism.
The VNA won four prizes, including a second prize in the online newspaper category. — VNS