03/01/2018 15:29 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Journalists honoured for anti-corruption efforts

A group of reporters from the Nhan Dan (People) newspaper and one from the Nguoi lam bao (The Journalists) magazine have won the top prizes at a national press contest promoting the fight against corruption and wastefulness in the country.

The awards ceremony in Hanoi on January 2 saw the presence of President Tran Dai Quang, who stressed the important role of press agencies and journalists in fighting corruption and wastefulness.

The two prize-winning reports were selected from more than 1,120 entries of different types of media, including print, online, radio and television from various news and media outlets nationwide.

The awards also included seven second-place winners and 10 third-place.

It was the first time the Vietnam Journalists’ Association cooperated with the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front to organise such a contest on a national scale.

The contest aims to emphasise the role of the press in the anti-corruption movement.

It was open to both professional and amateur Vietnamese journalists in Vietnam and abroad. Each author or group of authors could submit a maximum of five works. The works had to be published in Vietnamese media between January 1 and November 30, 2017.

The contest was held under the authorisation of General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong at a conference of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee held in the southern city of Can Tho to
make plans to implement a Resolution reached at the fourth plenum of the Party Central Committee.

The resolution was aimed at building and reorganising the Party, thereby promoting the participation of the people and the whole society, including the pioneering role of press in the fight against
corruption and wastefulness.

At the awards ceremony, the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee and the Vietnam Journalists Association formally launched the 2018-19 round of the "Press Prize for the fight against corruption and wastefulness".