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Top ten events in information, communications

In Uncategorized on December 24, 2010 at 4:28 am

The project, “To promptly turn Vietnam into a power nation in information technology and communications ” was selected as one of the top ten events of the year in information and communications.

Other events announced by the Ministry of Information and Communications in Hanoi on December 22 included a national target programme, “To make information accessible to residents of mountainous and remote areas, border communities and islands”, and the National Assembly approval of the Post Law.

Among the top ten list were: telecommunication businesses leading the nation in tax payments, a move to tighten management of internet and games online businesses, information security identified as urgent and vital to institutions and businesses, a biggest ever international book fair, the first ASEAN Community festival of pictures, documentary and feature movies, the first-ever press fair held in Paris, and Vietnam winning first prize at an international writing contest held by UPU.

The Ministry of Information and Communications described the project on IT and communications power, which was approved by the Prime Minister this year, as a strategic project, creating a foundation for development of the information and communications industry.

A project on information development in remote and mountainous areas, islands and border areas aims to narrow the gap of benefits in this field between rural and urban people. The project is scheduled to benefit 3,000 villages, including 1,700 remote villages, in the most disadvantaged 250 districts, from 2011-2015. The project offers assistance in personnel training, investment in grassroots hardware foundations and supply of audio-visual equipment for target families.

Source: SGGP

Maker of distorted information prosecuted

In Uncategorized on December 19, 2010 at 7:56 am

Maker of distorted information prosecuted

QĐND – Saturday, December 18, 2010, 22:19 (GMT+7)

The Hanoi City People’s Procuracy on December 17 issued an indictment on its prosecution of Cu Huy Ha Vu on charges of “disseminating information against the State of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam” as prescribed in point c, clause 1, Article 88 of the Penal Code.

According to the procuracy’s indictment No. 18/CT-VKS-P2, in October 2010, the Hanoi Municipal Department for Information and Communication sent an official dispatch to the municipal police asking them to illuminate a case relating to a number of interviews of Cu Huy Ha Vu.

These interviews, which were posted on the Internet, had contained information against the State, calling for abolishing Article 4 of the Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and distorting the truth about the Vietnamese people’s resistance war.

Investigators found that between 2009 and October, 2010, Cu Huy Ha Vu posted a large number of articles and interviews with contents against the State of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on the Internet.

These articles and interviews maligned Party and State guidelines and policies, defamed the administration and State institutions, and blackened the Vietnamese people’s resistance war, according to investigators.

The procedural agencies took Cu Huy Ha Vu’s violations seriously and held him responsible for these acts.

Source: VOVNews/VNA

Source: QDND

Chief finance officers share information

In Uncategorized on November 25, 2010 at 5:22 pm

Chief finance officers share information

QĐND – Thursday, November 25, 2010, 20:55 (GMT+7)

More than 200 local and foreign chief financial officers (CFOs) gathered in Hanoi on November 24 for a seminar on their role in dealing with fiscal turbulence.

The seminar promoted the sharing of information on corporate finance, integration into the international financial community and harmonizing financial and accounting standards.

Participants also discussed the global accreditation system by the International Association of Financial Executives.

Nguyen Ngoc Bach, director of the CFO Vietnam Club, said the global economy is gaining momentum, but financial downturn is not yet over.

He said the seminar offered an opportunity for CFOs and corporate leaders to develop measures to minimize risks in business operations.

Bach said the implementation of the association’s global accreditation and finance and accounting standards in Vietnam will help standardise financial management systems.

Hiroshi Yaguchi, vice chairman of the association and founder and executive director of the Japan Association for CFOs, told the forum that the world economy is relying on Asia to further grow.

He said the situation remains unstable and unpredictable and a second dip can still be triggered. However, the world economy had fully shifted to Asia.

Le Dang Doanh, former director of the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM), said Vietnam’s economy has witnessed a significant recovery during the past two years.

It was agreed that skilled human resources is the key to boosting industry and attracting foreign investment.

Public and private investments remain at high levels. However, the exchange rate has been strongly influenced by Vietnam’s rising inflation, budget deficits, increasing public and foreign debt, an international trade deficit and current account deficit.

To combat this, the Vietnamese Government has set an ambitious target of stabilizing inflation while trying to reach a higher economic growth rate.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Traffic information channel raises VOV status

In Uncategorized on November 20, 2010 at 4:12 pm

More blind people access information

In Uncategorized on November 6, 2010 at 1:50 pm

Disseminating information on Vietnam’s islands and seas

In Uncategorized on August 12, 2010 at 7:21 pm

Disseminating information on Vietnam’s islands and seas

QĐND – Thursday, August 12, 2010, 20:32 (GMT+7)

A conference was held in the central province of Quang Ngai on August 12 to promote disseminating information on Vietnam’s islands and seas in 2010.

The event, organised by the Party Central Committee (PCC)’s Commission for Propaganda and Education, aims to increase the awareness of officials, Party members and the public of issues relating to islands and seas, as well as their important role in boosting socio-economic development, and national construction and defence.

Participants in the conference also pointed out opportunities and challenges for Vietnam in implementing the resolutions adopted at the 10th PCC’s fourth congress on Vietnam’s sea strategy up to 2020.

They emphasised the need to build legal foundations and collect historical evidence to affirm the sovereignty of Vietnam’s territorial waters and islands in the East Sea, especially the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos.

They insisted that press agencies highlight achievements in marine-based economic development and encourage all economic sectors to get involved in ensuring social welfare and maintaining the security of islands and seas.

Source: VOV/ Photo:

Source: QDND

VOV’s traffic information to be televised at rush hours

In Uncategorized on July 3, 2010 at 4:08 pm

VOV’s traffic information to be televised at rush hours

QĐND – Saturday, July 03, 2010, 21:1 (GMT+7)

VOVTV channel will broadcast traffic information presented by reporters from different locations in Hanoi at rush hours (6.30am-8am, 11am-12am and 4.30pm-6pm) as from July 10.

The people of Hanoi will be able to see the traffic flow and make a choice of the most suitable routes to avoid congestion on the road.

Vu Minh Tuan, Director of VOV Traffic Information Channel and Deputy Director of VOVTV, said there will also be other TV programmes showing Vietnamese film producers at work along with interesting stories about their shoots.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Journalists’ mission: Spreading information honestly and truthfully

In Uncategorized on April 20, 2010 at 1:45 pm

Journalists’ mission: Spreading information honestly and truthfully

QĐND – Tuesday, April 20, 2010, 20:39 (GMT+7)

Journalists should put the national interests first and report events for the benefit of the people, the national renovation and development.

The Vietnam Journalists’ Association was established on April 21, 1950 in Viet Bac (the Northern-most revolutionary base) under the guidelines of the Party Central Committee and the late President Ho Chi Minh. Over the past 60 years, the association’s members have always been loyal at every significant moment in the nation’s history. They have made great contributions to the cause of national construction and defence.

Since its establishment with only 200 members, the association has enlarged its membership to 16,800, including 15,000 professional journalists. They are present at every important event and cover every aspect of people’s daily lives.

Vietnamese journalists have overcome many difficulties and challenges both in the past and at present to successfully carry out their task of disseminating information honestly and truthfully.

During the past struggles against US and French occupying forces, as well as during the wars of resistance against foreign invaders in the northern and south-western border regions, many journalists laid down their lives in order to complete their mission. They use their pens as weapons as soldiers did in the fight against the enemy. This is a special feature of Vietnamese journalism. The Vietnam Journalists’ Association has already honoured 400 journalists whose sacrifices were described as a price worth paying for the nation. They had formed a powerful force that made people feel confident in the nation’s final victory over foreign aggressors.

Upholding this glorious tradition, Vietnamese journalists nowadays continue to be in the vanguard of the national renovation process. They highlight good people and good deeds, and do not hesitate to point out shortcomings in current mechanisms. They are actively involved in the fight against corruption and social evils, with a view to promoting democracy and social equality, as well as helping the country to enter a new period of development.

In fact, there are some journalists who have made mistakes and corruptly used their privileges to further advance their careers. But there’s no denying that journalists have made a significant contribution to turning over a new page in the nation’s history.

A lesson drawn from Vietnam’s revolutionary journalism shows that to carry out their mission successfully, journalists have to put the national interests first and report events for the benefit of the people, national renovation and development. This is the principle that had influenced the whole life and work of late President Ho Chi Minh, who was also an outstanding journalist.

Apart from enjoying support from Party and State policies, journalists still run into a lot of trouble when doing their duties. Many agencies and organisations which want to cover up their failings or misdemeanours, often refuse to cooperate with the press, and try to prevent journalists from seeking out the truth. Sometimes they even attack journalists. Therefore, one of the Vietnam Journalists’ Association’s key tasks is to protect the legal rights of its members.

In addition, the association should strictly follow the ethics of journalists so that its member cannot corruptly use such privileges for their own benefit. So, it is necessary to encourage all sections of people to engage in press activities.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

An information center on tortoises opened in Cuc Phuong National Park

In Politics-Society on March 13, 2010 at 4:37 am

An information center on tortoises opened in Cuc Phuong National Park

QĐND – Friday, March 12, 2010, 20:33 (GMT+7)

The CucPhuongNational Park has recently unveiled an information center on tortoises, the first of its kind in the region, with an aim to protect Vietnam’s land and freshwater tortoises.

On display at the Center for Tourists, located in the tortoise preservation center, are introduction boards, pools for freshwater tortoises, incubation rooms, spaces for off-springs, tent models and trails for hunters.

As Tim Mac Commack from the Asia Tortoise Preservation Programme said, Vietnam is one of the important hot spots on tortoise diversity in Asia. There are 25 land and 5 freshwater tortoise species in Vietnam, home of two unique tortoise species in Central Vietnam and in the SwordLake in Hanoi.

The fact is that Vietnam has seen a dramatic decline in wild tortoise due to tortoise trafficking to China over the past 15 years.

According to several studies by international scientists, no wild tortoises in Central Vietnam were seen, while there remain four SwordLake tortoises in the world.

Source: TP

Translated by Mai Huong

Source: QDND

Conference reviews externally-oriented information work

In Politics-Society on March 9, 2010 at 8:48 am

Conference reviews externally-oriented information work

QĐND – Monday, March 08, 2010, 21:12 (GMT+7)

A national conference on externally-oriented information work, including publicizing information on sea, islands, and land demarcation, opened in Danang on March 8.

Addressing the two-day conference, Deputy Prime Minister-cum-Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem highlighted the urgent need to expand and improve externally-oriented information work in terms of both content and form.

Participants in the event outlined the duties and solutions in 2010, emphasizing better adherence to the related directive of the Party’s Central Secretariat. Accordingly, information campaigns on Vietnam’s seas and islands, including the country’s marine strategy, will be conducted effectively on schedule. They also stressed more efforts in the theoretical struggle against distortions by domestic and hostile forces.

In 2009, Vietnam’s relevant press and information agencies did good work promoting the land and people of Vietnam as well as development, and successfully refuted slanderous allegations from political opportunists, especially in the fields of democracy, human rights, religion, freedom of press, and territorial sovereignty.

They also helped to raise Vietnam’s status in 2009, when the country successfully defended its Universal Periodic Review on human rights at the United Nations.

The externally-oriented information work made progress in publicizing the results of the planting of border markers along the Vietnam-China border and the Vietnam-Cambodia border as well as the increase of markers on the Vietnam-Laos border, winning public support.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND