The 2023 National Press Festival, themed “Solidarity-professionalism-culture-innovation,” will take place at the Hanoi Museum from March 17-19, heard a press conference in Hanoi on March 10.
|Standing Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Journalists’ Association (VFA) Nguyen Duc Loi, head of the festival’s organizing committee, speaks at the press conference__Photo: VNA
The opening and closing ceremonies will be broadcast live on national television and radio channels, and many others, according to Standing Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Journalists’ Association (VFA) Nguyen Duc Loi, head of the festival’s organizing committee.
The festival will be co-chaired by the VJA and the Hanoi People’s Committee in coordination with the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Information and Education, the Ministry of Information and Communications and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
As the biggest festival in the press circle, the event is expected to bring together 63 journalists’ associations of cities and provinces and 60 central and local press agencies, with 87 booths displaying outstanding publications in 2022 and the first quarter of this year.
The organizers will present awards for the best Tet (Lunar New Year) magazine cover photo, the best news website design, and the best TV and radio programs, along with an award for organizations and individuals with outstanding activities at the festival.
There will be a series of sidelines events like seminars, workshops, exhibitions, a singing contest, a football tournament and art performances.
Loi stressed that the festival celebrates great achievements the country has recorded in reforms, highlights contributions and the strong development of Vietnam’s revolutionary press, and promotes press works.
It is also intended to enhance the exchange between journalists and readers, and honor contributions by individuals, organizations and businesses to Vietnam’s revolutionary press, he added.- (VNA/VLLF)