On February 17, the National press center of Uzbekistan held a session of the organising committee on preparation and holding of the International competition for the XII National award in journalism "Oltin Qalam" (Golden pen).
The competition is held in 4 types of media - television, radio, print and internet journalism. A total of thirteen awards are established - one major national award and three - in each category. Prizes are also awarded "For the best promotion of a culture of reading in the media", "For best foreign journalist of Uzbekistan", "Best photo essay" and "Best press-service".
The meeting considered organisational issues. In particular, the participants discussed and approved the composition and work plan of the organising committee and its working groups.
According to tradition, representative offices of the UN, UNESCO, OSCE, USAID, international NGO "Regional dialogue" (Slovenia), Association of national universities of Germany and etc. will also award their own prizes for the competition.
The winners will be announced on May 3, on the World Press Freedom Day in the Palace "Turkiston".