Nhan Dan reporters win top prize at national press contest on anti-corruption

Wednesday, 2018-01-03 11:19:31
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President Tran Dai Quang (third from right) and Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh (fourth from left) present the A prize for the contest winners.
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NDO - A group of reporters from Nhan Dan newspaper have won the A prize for their joint press work entitled "Cuộc đại phẫu những "khối u" nghìn tỷ…"(The great surgery for trillions of Vietnamese dong "tumours"...),which is the highest prize at the National Press Contest on the fight and prevention of corruption and wastefulness.

The award ceremony was held in Hanoi on January 2 by the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee in coordination with the Vietnam Journalists' Association.

President Tran Dai Quang presented the A prize for the group of Nhan Dan reporters, including Thu Ha, Quang Hung, Hoang Anh, Ngoc Long, Ngo Quang Dung, Dang Giang and Thanh Phong, for the category of printing press and another A prize for Nguyen Hoa Van from the 'Nguoi lam bao' journal for the category of online newspaper.

The Organising Board also presented seven B prizes, ten C prizes and 12 consolation prizes for the best press works in the printing, online, television and radiobroadcast categories.

The contest was launched on January 1, 2017 and concluded on November 30, 2017, receiving 1,126 entries. The 32 best works were selected to be honoured with A, B, C and consolation prizes.

Addressing the ceremony, President Tran Dai Quang congratulated the contest winners, while emphasising that the fight against corruption and wastefulness is an urgent and long-term task of the entire Party and people.

This is sophisticated and hard work, requiring high political determination, persistence and a ceaseless struggle from Central to grassroots levels, the President stated.

He also noted that more efforts are needed to address the corruption cases revealed by the press and to protect reporters and denouncers of corruption.

On the occasion, President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Tran Thanh Man launched the 2018-2019 National Press Contest on the fight and prevention of corruption and wastefulness, hoping that the contest would receive an active response from journalists and reporters nationwide.