President highlights revolutionary press’ contributions to national achievements

A ceremony was held in Hanoi on Wednesday to present the National Press Awards 2016 for outstanding press works as part of celebrations of the 92nd anniversary of Vietnam Revolutionary Press Day on June 21.

95 out of 1,630 entries were honored with 7 A prizes, 24 B prizes, 39 C prizes, and 25 consolation prizes.

Addressing the ceremony, President Tran Dai Quang said the Party, government, and people of Vietnam appreciate the vanguard role and contributions of the Vietnam revolutionary press to increasing solidarity in the Party and consensus among the public, upholding national solidarity, and strengthening determination to achieve national reforms and international integration.

Mr. Quang added: The press should honor its role in orienting the public; linking the Party, government, and people; and participating in social oversight and criticism. The press should praise exemplary models; contribute to the fight against corruption, wastefulness, and degradation in politics, ideology, morality, and lifestyle; and help to consolidate the people's trust in the Party and State. The press should be proactive in criticizing incorrect viewpoints and crushing the schemes of hostile, reactionary forces against the Party and State.

VOV journalists received two B prizes and three C prizes for radio and television works.

Source: VOV5