16 June 2017

First national press award on children launched

Illustrative photo (Photo: VNA)


   

Hanoi (VNA) – The first national press award on
children is inviting entries from reporters, journalists, collaborators and
press agencies across the country from now until March 5, 2018, according to the
co-organisers – the Vietnam Association for Protection of Children’s Rights
(VAPCR) and the Vietnam Journalist Association (VJA).

Speaking at the launching ceremony in Hanoi on June 16,
VAPCR President Nguyen Thi Thanh Hoa said the press plays an important role in
bringing the State’s policies and the government’s laws to people, including
the Law on Children. It helps translate the law into reality, contributing to
child care and education and creating a safer environment for children, she
added.

Hoa hoped that the press award on children will provide
an opportunity for the media, child-related social organisations, VAPCR and VJA
to enhance cooperation in child protection.

The biennial award is designed honour reporters,
journalists and press agencies who dedicate themselves to child care,
protection and education through their publications.

Entries must cover different aspects of pressing issues
on children, their aspirations and the implementation of the Law on Children,
and speak out against violations of children’s rights. They may also introduce outstanding
individuals with good practices and experiences in child care, protection and
education.

The entries might be a single article or broadcast or a
series of related articles or broadcasts as a unit published or broadcast on TV
or radio in Vietnam from October 12, 2016 to March 5, 2018.

Each contestant is allowed to submit no more than five entries.-VNA



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