This is the comment of Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) Nguyen Hoang Hiep – Deputy Head of the National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, Head of the Organizing Committee of the National Press Prize for Prevention and Control natural disasters at the awarding ceremony on May 26, 2022 in Hanoi.
The second National Disaster Prevention Journalism Award with the theme “For a safe society against natural disasters – Proactively adapting to climate change” was launched on October 13, 2020, on the occasion of the event. celebrate International Day of Disaster Risk Reduction and ASEAN Day on Disaster Management.
By the end of the competition (December 31, 2021), the Organizing Committee had received a total of 918 works in 5 types of press (in which 302 works in print, 252 in electronic newspapers and 252 works in print newspapers). products; Television 73 works; Radio 39 works; Press photos 252 works) by 300 authors who are journalists, reporters and collaborators from nearly 100 press agencies from central to local levels. .
After a period of judging, the Organizing Committee, through the Jury Board consisting of prestigious journalists in the national press awards, selected 04 works that won the first prize, 05 works that won the second prize, and 10 works. third prize and 01 press agency has the most entries; 15 works won the Consolation prize, 01 work won the award “The most impactful story” and 02 Companion prizes for units that have made great contributions to disaster prevention and control.
Speaking at the ceremony, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Hoang Hiep – Deputy Head of the National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, Head of the Organizing Committee of the Prize said: Most of the entries for this contest reflect the truth. , a visual perspective on the current status, impacts, and evolution of natural disasters as well as community participation; clarify and help identify limitations and challenges in disaster prevention and control.
Not only that, the entries also help to suggest and propose new solutions and measures to improve the efficiency of disaster prevention and control for specialized agencies at central and local levels. Compared to the first Prize, the number of works of this Prize is higher, the quality of the works is also more carefully invested with many articles, reports in many periods, many parts reflect truthfully and objectively…” .
The National Press Award for Disaster Prevention and Control is one of a series of meaningful events in response to the National Disaster Prevention Week (May 15-22) with the theme “Sustainable, resilient communities”. natural disasters” and the Traditional Day of Natural Disaster Prevention and Control (May 22) in 2022.
Le Kim Lien