Best press works on fighting corruption, wastefulness honored

The best press works done in 2017 on fighting corruption and wastefulness were honored at a ceremony in Hanoi on Tuesday.

Since its launch a year ago, the first national press contest promoting the fight against corruption and wastefulness received 1,130 entries, which, organizers said, were all of professional quality and demonstrated journalists’ sense of responsibility and courage in fighting these evils.

31 works of print, online newspaper, television, and radio were honored. The 2 top prizes went to a group of reporters from the Nhan Dan (People) newspaper and a group from the Nguoi lam bao (The Journalists) magazine. Voice of Vietnam received 2 B prizes, 1 C prize, and 3 consolation prizes.

Addressing the award ceremony, President Tran Dai Quang said that the task of combating corruption and wastefulness is both urgent and long-term. He called on Party members, mostly senior officials, to lead all organizations and people in this fight. President Quang said: Journalists should use their role and responsibility to fight corruption and wastefulness. They should report corruption and other cases of ethical degradation with objectivity, citizens’ obligations, and professional ethics. Journalists should criticize wrongful views and foil plots by hostile forces who take advantage of corruption and wastefulness to sabotage the Party and State.

At the awards ceremony, the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee and the Vietnam Journalists Association formally launched the second “Press Prize for the fight against corruption and wastefulness” until 2019.

Source: VOV5