President Maduro delivered National Journalism Award

The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, led the award ceremony of the Simón Bolívar National Journalism Award 2019 at the Ayacucho Hall of Miraflores Palace in Caracas on Thursday:
“At the beginning of the Revolution there was no further development in social communication. Today our Homeland has a robust movement of journalists throughout the entire national geography”, stressed the National President.
In this regard, he urged social communicators to continue building “a powerful” public opinion in the country: “We need journalists who tell the truth beyond the manipulations, beyond the surface”, he said.
In the activity were present the Minister for Communication and Information, Jorge Rodríguez, as well as the Minister for Culture, Ernesto Villegas.
During the event, journalist and jury member María Teresa Gutiérrez indicated that more than 180 papers were received, in which the “journalistic work over the media where some colleagues work” prevailed, as well as the fact that every year more professionals of the communication participate to receive the award.
In this regard, she dedicated this National Journalism Award 2019 to journalist Eleazar Díaz Rangel, who died on April 24 at the age of 87.
The jury also included Ana María Hernández, María Centeno, Alcides Castillo, Orlando Ugueto and Alejandro Silva, who debated among 185 works – which were postulated between April 26 and June 7 – of which 140 belong to journalists from the Capital District, La Guaira and Miranda; while 30 correspond to the interior of the country, plus 15 evaluations per direct follow-up.