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Winners of “Young Francophone Reporters” competition announced

Winners of the “Young Francophone Reporters” competition 2021, the sixth of its kind, have been announced, organisers said on November 22.

There are five main prizes and some auxiliary prizes, the organisers said, noting that the first prize, including a laptop worth 20 million VND and one-year free readership of Le Courrier du Vietnam, came to two students from Ho Chi Minh City.

This year’s competition aims to encourage youths to express their opinions on the role of women in Vietnam and the world, as well as on gender equality.

Doan Thi Y Vi, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Le Courrier du Vietnam, a weekly French language newspaper of the Vietnam News Agency (VNA), who is co-chairperson of the organising board, said the competition attracted 135 entries from 122 individuals and groups of authors from provinces and cities across the country.

According to Nguyen Hong Nga, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Le Courrier du Vietnam and head of the jury of the semi-final round, apart from articles on the COVID-19 pandemic, there are articles featuring the preservation of cultural identities, and charity activities towards victims of natural disasters in the central region, among others.

Chékou Oussouman, Chief Representative of the Asia-Pacific Regional Office (RBAP) of the International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF), who is co-chairperson of the organising board, said the entries have reflected women’s courage to overcome difficulties.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the award ceremony has not been held in-person. Therefore, the organisers made a video clip to announce the winners of the contest, which was posted on the fanpage of  Le Courrier du Vietnam./.