Media practitioners arrive in Melaka for National Journalist Day 2022 celebration

Published date28 May 2022
Publication titleMalay Mail Online

Journalists and media practitioners have started arriving in the historic city to attend the National Journalist Day (Hawana) 2022 celebration which will take place at the Hatten Hotel here, tomorrow.

Head of Bernama Radio Azlan Idris, who is also the HAWANA 2022 Exhibition and Forum Content Committee chief, said about 85 per cent of the invited media practitioners had confirmed their attendance as of yesterday.

"We expect the number to increase today and of course we hope for full capacity attendance.

"...tomorrow is their day to appreciate the services and sacrifices of journalists over the years. We want to ensure that May 29 is celebrated every year by journalists,' he said when met at the HAWANA 2022 rehearsal today.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob is scheduled to officiate Hawana 2022 tomorrow which will also be enlivened with the presence of representatives of journalists from neighbouring countries - Indonesia and Vietnam - who arrived today.

Themed 'Suara Jelata, Aspirasi Negara' (People's Voice, National Aspiration), HAWANA 2022 is expected to be attended by about 700 media practitioners, including National Journalism Laureate Tan Sri Johan Jaaffar, Malaysian Press Institute (MPI) chief executive officer Datuk Dr Chamil Wariya, media agency leaders, as well as the country's young journalists.

Meanwhile, Malaysian...

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