In the series, four journalists from the Voice of Vietnam (VOV) analyse the arguments of countries claiming the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands and present concrete evidence affirming Vietnam’s inalienable sovereignty over the two archipelagos, while at the same time refuting unfounded claims by foreign countries.
The film “Uncle Ho’s Statue in the Russian Capital”, part of an eight episode documentary series about Uncle Ho produced by Vietnam Television, also earned an 'A' prize.
The documentary recounts how the statue of Uncle Ho in Moscow was erected and protected by the Russians during the 1990s, even as their country was undergoing major social and political upheavals.
In addition to the two top prizes, 23 ‘B’, 39 ‘C’ and 31 consolation prizes were presented to 93 other entries.
This year the Awards also acknowledged and honoured the effort and passion journalists put into reporting every aspect of daily life, with many of them disregarding constant danger to expose society's unpleasant truths to the public.
Nhan Dan (People) Newspaper won one ‘B’ and four ‘C’ prizes. The ‘B’ prize went to journalist Nguyen Hai Duong for his article about great national unity entitled ‘Like Trees Sharing the Same Roots, Like Children under the Same Roof”.
Commenting on this year’s awards, Nhan Dan Editor-in-chief and Chairman of the awards jury panel, Thuan Huu, said that the content of the prize-winning works has had enormous influence on combating corruption, scandals, and sabotage by hostile forces, as well as protecting the environment and defending the nation's maritime sovereignty.
Speaking at the awards ceremony, National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung congratulated the journalism circles on Vietnamese Revolutionary Press Day (June 21) and urged reporters to become more actively engaged in ordinary daily life, with the aim to establish a strong force for praising the good and dispelling the bad.