Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper wins at the city’s Press Award

Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper (SGGP) won the first prize in the category for Documentary, investigative report and reportage of the 28th Ho Chi Minh City Press Award for the investigative report titled, “Training PhD: Quality or Quantity?” by Linh An and Tien Dat.

Another investigative report titled, “Critics pan company proposal to rebuild HCMC children’s hospital,” by Tuong Lam of the SGGP took third place in the same category.

A series of reports titled, “Party and people: from theory to reality,” by the Department of Politics and Party Building of SGGP, took the A prize in the category for special reports, radio & TV programs.

The newspaper took the second and third prizes in the category for remarks and editorial for stories entitled, “Keeping a watchful eye on A/H1N1 influenza,” by Dao Tuan Anh and “Who is God” by Chien Dung.

SGGP also earned a second place prize and two third place prizes in the category for interviews, reports and notes for articles: “New day on Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago” by Minh Tu, “Incredible strange thing of a primary school with more than 100 classes” by Le Linh and “More than VND700 billion (US$35 million) invested in building a biological lake to improve Ba Bo canal” by Ai Van.

Meanwhile a photo report of Tuoi Tre Newspaper won the first prize of the category for photojournalism.

The HCM City Journalists' Association will award 55 prizes in five categories at the 28th Ho Chi Minh City Press Award on June 21, the Vietnam Revolutionary Press Day.

Another press award highlighting national unity, jointly held by the HCMC Fatherland Front Committee and the municipal Journalists' Association, will be launched from June 21 to October 1, to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the founding of the National Front for the Unification of Vietnam (November 18, 1930).

Contestants should send their stories to the organizers at 55 Mac Dinh Chi Street and 14 Alexandre de Rhodes Street in District 1.

By Thach Thao – Translated by Kim Khanh

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