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Hanoi (VNA) – A press festival to welcome the Year of the Rooster opened at the Viet Xo (Vietnam – Russia) Friendship Cultural Palace in Hanoi on January 17.

Organised by the Hanoi Journalists Association, the event features 23 stalls of publications that together offer a socio-economic overview of the capital city last year.

The festival, which also serves as a gathering for journalists, lasts until January 18.

On the occasion, the municipal journalists association held a ceremony to present the Ngo Tat To press award to outstanding news stories last year. Reporters from the Hanoi Moi newspaper and Hanoi radio-television secured first prizes at the print and television categories.

The same day, similar festivals took place in the northern provinces of Bac Giang and Dien Bien.-VNA