Journalists Ha Minh Tuan of Hanoi Moi Newspaper and Le Thu Hang from Vietnam Television won awards for the ‘Vietnamese Women Through Eyes of Journalists’ contest in Ho Chi Minh City on February 26.
Tuan received the story-of-the-year award for his work “Keeper of Traditional Dishes”. Hang received film-of-the-year award for the documentary themed “The Woman Builds Mam Ruoc Brand Name”.
The winners will have a chance to take part in the final round of the regional Journalist Award and ‘Women in Hospitality and Tourism in Asia’ conference taking place in Singapore on March 7. The winner will receive a cash prize of US $10,000 and be invited to the international women’s conference in London on December 2014.
The contest is part of the Empowering Women Through Learning Program launched in 2012 with the Women’s Empowerment Journalism Awards. It is organized by Diageo alcoholic beverage company.
It aims to reach women of all socio-economic profiles through training and skills development to empower 2 million women in 17 countries in Asia-Pacific and promote gender equality in the workplace, marketplace and community.