National Press Festival 2019 wraps up

Sunday, 2019-03-17 21:41:10
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Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh (far left) and Chief Justice of the Supreme People's Court Nguyen Hoa Binh (far right) present the impressive stall prizes for representatives from Radio the Voice of Vietnam and Vietnam Television. (Photo: NDO/Duy Linh)
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NDO/VNA – The annual National Press Festival 2019, themed “Renovated, creative, responsible Vietnamese press for the interests of the nation and people”, wrapped up in Hanoi on March 17.

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Speaking at the closing ceremony, permanent Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Journalists’ Association (VJA) Ho Quang Loi said the event affirms the strong development of revolutionary Vietnamese press and reflects its responsibility for the country and people.

Up to 200 exhibitors, including press agencies and journalists’ associations at all levels, joined the event.

The organising board presented prizes of six types. There were 76 prizes for impressive stalls, 76 prizes for Lunar 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 for outstanding reportage on environment, climate change and disaster prevention were granted in many categories for printed publications, electronic newspapers, pictorial newspapers, televisions and radios.

VJA Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Nhan Dan Newspaper Thuan Huu (fourth from right) presents the A prize for the outstanding interface. (Photo: NDO/Duy Linh)

Nhan Dan Newspaper won ten prizes at the festival, including the A prize for the interface, the B and C prizes for Lunar New Year cover pages, and five prizes for outstanding reportage on environment and climate change, of which, Nhan Dan Online won two C prizes in the category.

Co-hosted by the VJA, the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Communications and Education, the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC), the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the Hanoi 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 over 80 articles on science and press professionalism.

Le Manh Hung, Deputy Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Communications and Education (left) presents the C prize for outstanding reportage on the topic of environment and climate change to a representative from Nhan Dan Online. (Photo: NDO/Duy Linh)

The festival also featured seminars on journalist Huynh Van Tieng, former VJA Vice Chairman, the press role in raising public awareness of behavioral culture, forums “Press – Bridge between businesses and government” and “Young journalists and training”.

Among the highlights were displays on “Nhan Dan Newspaper with Party building” by the paper, “Most trusted news source” by VNA, and “Press with outstanding events of the country” by the MIC. Press photo exhibitions were also held.

On the occasion, the organising board also presented publications to soldiers in border and island areas.