Press award on children launched

Friday, 2017-06-16 10:32:58
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NDO – The Vietnam Association for the Protection of Children’s Rights (VAPCR) and the Vietnam Journalists Association (VJA) jointly launched the press award on children in Vietnam for the first time, in Hanoi on June 16.

The event is expected to be scheduled every two years.

Addressing the launch ceremony, Nguyen Thi Thanh Hoa, President of the VAPCR, emphasised that the press plays a very important role in bringing the Party's policies and state laws, including the Child Law, to a large number of people. Through the press, the Child Law comes to life, contributing to the care, education and protection of children, thus creating conditions for children to live in a safe and healthy environment.

The press award is expected to become an opportunity to strengthen the cooperation between media organisations, and child-related social organisations in general, and the VAPCR and the VJA in particular, in protecting children’s rights.

It also promises to be an opportunity for journalists and collaborators to improve the skills of journalists when they working with children, especially vulnerable children.

The award was launched for reporters, editors and collaborators of the press agencies, whose works are published by Vietnamese press agencies, from October 12, 2016 to March 5, 2018. Entries should reflect the current situation of children, the implementation of the rights of Vietnamese children, the detection of urgent problems concerning children and child rights violations.

Each contestant or group of contestants is allowed to submit no more than five entries. Entries should be sent to the VAPCR, No. 1 Ton That Thuyet, Hanoi or the VJA, 59 Ly Thai To, Hanoi, from June 17, 2017 to March 5, 2018.