The annual National Press Festival, themed ‘Renovated, creative, responsible Vietnamese press for the interests of the nation and people’, wrapped up in Hà Nội yesterday.— VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — The annual National Press Festival, themed ‘Renovated, creative, responsible Vietnamese press for the interests of the nation and people’, wrapped up in Hà Nội yesterday.
Speaking at the closing ceremony, Vice Chairman of the Việt Nam Journalists’ Association (VJA) Hồ Quang Lợi said the event affirmed the strong development of the Vietnamese press.
Up to 200 exhibitors, including press agencies and journalists’ associations at all levels, joined the event.
The organising board presented prizes in various groups.
There were 76 prizes for impressive stalls, 76 prizes for New Year cover pages, 20 prizes for interfaces, 43 prizes for impressive radio-television programmes for Lunar New Year holiday and 23 prizes for scientific studies on press professionalism.
The prizes on outstanding reportages on environment, climate change and disaster prevention were granted in many categories for printed publications, electronic newspapers, pictorial newspapers, televisions and radios.
The Vietnam News Agency (VNA) won the ‘A’ prize for impressive stall and another prize for impressive radio-television programme for Lunar New Year holiday.
Its Tin Tức (News) and Vietnamplus newswires won prizes for their interface, while Tuần Tin Tức (Weekly) won the prize for cover page for Lunar New Year holiday.
The News Department for Domestic Service grabbed the ‘B’ prize for outstanding reportage on environment, climate change, disaster prevention with the article ‘Ocean plastic waste – the global emergency issue’ by Hoàng Minh Nguyệt.
Meanwhile, Vietnamplus won the C prize with the news story ‘Crime under green forest’ by Võ Mạnh Hùng and Hoàng Văn Chiến.
Hosted by the Việt Nam Journalists’ Association, the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Information and Education, the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC), the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the municipal People’s Committee, the event displayed New Year publications, audio and television programmes, nearly 300 reportages on environment, climate change and disaster prevention, and some 80 articles on science and press professionalism.
The festival also featured seminars on journalist Huỳnh Văn Tiếng, former VJA Vice Chairman, forums and press photo exhibitions.
On the occasion, the organising board also presented publications to soldiers in border and island areas. — VNS