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Hanoi (VNA) – The national press festival 2016 wrapped up in Hanoi after three days of ebullient activities.

Speaking at the closing ceremony, Vietnam Journalists’ Association (VJA) permanent Deputy Chairman Ho Quang Loi highlighted that the event reflected the major achievements of Vietnam’s press – helping to increase the role, position and prestige of the VJA in social life.

The event helped journalists from across the country meet up and exchange experience, he added.

More than 400 news agencies took part in the festival, which opened in Hanoi on March 13, showcasing 700 New Year’s special editions and nearly 100 radio and television programmes on the Party’s 12th congress and 30-year national reform process.

The organising board gave several awards to participating agencies based on their exhibition space, the covers of New Year’s special editions, articles and TV/radio programmes.

The national press festival is expected to become an annual event.-VNA