Winners of press awards on poverty reduction effort honoured
Friday, 2017-10-13 03:34:02
NDO/VNA – Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue honoured the winners of the first press awards on the sustainable poverty reduction effort in the 2016-2020 period at a ceremony in Hanoi, on October 12.
During the event, 24 prizes, including one A, four B, and nine C, were awarded in five categories of print media, online newspaper, radio broadcast, television programme, and photography reporting. The only A prize was presented to a group of journalists from the Voice of Vietnam (VOV) for their radio programme on poverty reduction policies.
The awards received 300 entries from January 1 to September 10, 84 of which went into the final round.
In his remarks at the ceremony, Deputy PM Hue said that the competition raised awareness among people and local authorities of the need to implement and enforce the government’s poverty reduction policies and programmes and motivated the poor to help themselves.
He asked that the journalists and media agencies continue their participation in the competition in 2018 and the following years, contributing to the national effort to achieve the sustainable poverty reduction goals set by the State and Party.
The Deputy PM also took the occasion to launch the 2018 awards.