14:50 | 22/06/2016 Events
A grand meeting was held at the Cultural Friendship Palace in Hanoi on June 21 to celebrate the 91st anniversary of the Vietnam Revolutionary Press Day (June 21, 1925-2016) and present the tenth National Press Awards for outstanding press works.
President Tran Dai Quang and Head of the PCC’s Commission for Education and Communication Vo Van Thuong present A prizes for winners of the tenth National Press Awards - (Credit: NDO)
The event saw the presence of President Tran Dai Quang and former Party General Secretary Nong Duc Minh as well as Politburo members; Head of the Party Central Comittee (PCC)’s Commission for Education and Communication Vo Van Thuong, Head of the PCC’s Commission for Mass Mobilisation Truong Thi Mai and Secretary of the Hanoi municipal Party Committee Hoang Trung Hai.
Addressing the ceremony, on behalf of the Party and State’s leaders, President Quang extended his best wishes to workers in the press around the country. He emphasised that over the past 91 years, under the leadership of the Party and great President Ho Chi Minh as well as the support of people from all strata, the Vietnam revolutionary press has relentlessly developed, significantly contributing to the struggle for the national independence and the cause of national construction and defence.
The President urged the press to innovate the content of works, modernise organisation and operational models, infrastructure, techniques and technology as well as ensure information security, meeting the requirements of the revolutionary cause and the trend of international integration.
He noted that press agencies and workers should thoroughly grasp and communicate the Resolution of the 12th National Party Congress, the Party’s guidelines and State’s policies and laws, as well as enhance the communication and encouragement of exemplary models and good people with good deeds in all fields, contributing to promoting the patriotic emulation movements.
In addition, President Quang asked the press to actively detect, reflect and fight against corruption, wastefulness, bureaucracy, negative phenomenon and social ills as well as effectively and promptly refute incorrect and distorted information released by hostile forces.
Speaking at the awards ceremony for the 2015 National Press Awards, member of the PCC, Chairman of the Vietnam Journalists Association and Editor-in-Chief of Nhan Dan (People) newspaper Thuan Huu stated that over the past 91 years, the Vietnam revolutionary press has always played an important role as a leading force, the sharp spiritual weapon of the Party and State on the cultural-ideological front and a forum of the people.
He also said that the tenth National Press Awards received more than 1,660 works from press agencies around the country. The organising board presented eight A, 25 B, 40 C and 19 consolation prizes to winners of the 2015 national press awards. This year, Nhan Dan newspaper won one A and three B prizes in the categories of reports, investigative reports, notes and recaps.
On the same day, the Central Steering Committee for External Information Service, in collaboration with the PCC’s Commission for Education and Communication, held a meeting with heads of Vietnamese representative offices in foreign countries for the 2016-2019 tenure. The event was attended by Head of the PCC’s Commission for Education and Communication Vo Van Thuong.
At the meeting, Politburo member Thuong affirmed that over recent years, the communication of external information was actively and positively implemented by Vietnamese representative offices in foreign countries, contributing to communicating the Party and State’s guidelines and policies on foreign affairs as well as introducing and promoting the image of the land, people and culture of Vietnam.
He expressed hope that diplomats will take advantage of resources and support overseas Vietnamese in foreign countries in order to enhance the faculty of connectivity and pervasion of external information activities as well as learn from experiences of the host countries in order to create ways for effective implementation of external communication./.