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Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper wins first prize at Press Awards

In Uncategorized on November 17, 2010 at 8:31 am

Foreign press hails a hospitable Vietnam

In Uncategorized on October 31, 2010 at 2:11 pm

Health official asked to explain his revealing to press

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2010 at 7:49 am

The Ministry of Health ordered a health official to explain for what he told the media about inspection results of Tamiflu scandal, said deputy health minister Trinh Quang Huan at a press briefing in Hanoi on September 21.

The Ministry of Health shoud carefully consider destruction of nearly 10 millioncapsules of Tamiflu to avoid collosal waste (Photo: SGGP)

The Ministry of Health shoud carefully consider destruction of nearly 10 million capsules of Tamiflu to avoid collosal waste (Photo: SGGP)

The ministry’s Legislation Department deputy director Nguyen Huy Quang must write an explanation about his revealing a report on inspection results of Tamiflu scandal to the media when the report was not approved by the Government.

The media released last month the report of Government inspectors who accused the ministry and four local drug makers of wasting financial resources because of overestimating the need for Tamiflu in November 2005.

Mr. Huan said the report had no legal validity because of lacking government approval and ministry’s opinion.

The ministry has ordered the destruction of a controversial reserve of over 9.7 million capsules of Tamiflu while some health experts say it is a waste, suggesting to recycling the drug because Vietnam, one of bird flu-hit countries, has high bird flu cases only after Indonesia.

In addition, avian influenza virus circulation and high load of other flu strains could lead to mutation and a human influenza pandemic. Therefore, the country planned to earmark US$211 million for fighting against pandemic for the period 2011-2015.


Source: SGGP

NA Chairman encourages press contributions

In Uncategorized on August 12, 2010 at 7:20 pm

NA Chairman encourages press contributions

QĐND – Thursday, August 12, 2010, 20:34 (GMT+7)

With its capacity and strength the press must be a leading force in promoting patriotism and solidarity, fully tapping its potential, intellect and creativity to translate the goal of turning Vietnam into a modern and industrial country by 2020.

In his speech delivered at the 9th Congress of the Vietnam Journalists’ Association (VJA) for the 2010-2015 period in Hanoi on August 12, National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Phu Trong affirmed that the Party and the State have always supported and created favourable conditions for press development and for journalists to promote their creativity, social responsibility and civil obligation in serving the country.

Chairman Trong, who is a Party politburo member, said that as for the people, the press needs to exert efforts to raise people’s cultural standards, create a high degree of consensus in society and encourage greater national solidarity.

The press must also encourage people from all walks of life to participate in the implementation of the country’s renewal process, accelerating industrialisation and modernisation for a strong country with rich people and an equal, democratic and civilised society.

He praised and thanked the great contributions made by the press and the VJA to national construction and defence.

Apart from reviewing operations and praising achievements and contributions, pointing out weaknesses and discussing measures to enhance the role and position of the association in the upcoming tenure, the VJA’s 9th Congress, which saw the attendance of nearly 18,000 members nationwide, passed the revised VJA regulations in line with the operation of the press and the association for the 2010-2015 period.

Journalist Dinh The Huynh, Editor-in-Chief of Nhan Dan newspaper, re-elected as chairman

The congress also adopted its resolution, focusing on continued implementation of the Party Central Committee’s Resolution on ideology, theory and press, enhancement of measures and new methods in training and raising revolutionary skills and socio-political awareness, and improvement of professional skills among members.

The VJA’s resolution also focuses on effective involvement in press management, protection of rights and legal benefits for members, acceleration of cultural and sporting activities and the expansion of external activities and international cooperation for the association.

The congress elected a 51-member executive board, with journalist Dinh The Huynh, Editor-in-Chief of Nhan Dan newspaper, re-elected as chairman.

Four vice chairmen are Ta Ngoc Tan, Editor-in-Chief of the Communist Magazine, Pham Quoc Toan, vice chairman of the 8th congress of VJA, Ha Minh Hue, Deputy General Director of the Vietnam News Agency, and Ma Dieu Cuong, Deputy General Director of Ho Chi Minh Television.

As of December, 2009 there were 706 print press agencies (178 newspapers and 528 magazines), a national news agency, two national radio and television stations, 64 local radio and television stations, 37 online newspapers and 160 media websites.

Source: VNA/Vietnam+

Source: QDND

BP’s problems far from over after sacrificing Hayward: press

In Uncategorized on July 28, 2010 at 3:19 pm

LONDON, July 28, 2010 (AFP) – BP’s sacrifice of chief executive Tony Hayward is not sufficient to restore the stricken oil giant’s reputation and financial health after the Gulf of Mexico spill, British commentators warned Wednesday.

“One top kill won’t solve problems,” said the Guardian newspaper, adding the company faced “an uphill struggle.”

“It needs to stabilise its financial position and resume its dividend payments; it needs to rebuild its reputation; and above all it needs a root-and-branch reform of its safety culture.”

Ships assist in clean up and containment near the source of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill July 27, 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana. AFP

The Independent commented: “Does this signal closure for the Deepwater Horizon disaster?

“The answer has to be no,” it added, saying it was still not certain the well that had been spewing oil was permanently closed off and the environmental damage would take years to assess and repair.

Hayward announced he was stepping down on Tuesday, following a string of gaffes as the public face of the firm in its three-month fight to stop oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico.

BP also said it was putting aside more than 32 billion dollars to cover the cost of the spill, and reported a record second-quarter loss of 16.9 billion dollars.

Some commentators were concerned that Bob Dudley, Hayward’s replacement for the top job, had only been put in the post because as an American he would appease anger in the White House over the spill.

“It is widely suspected that Bob Dudley has been chosen as the successor to Mr Hayward primarily for his American accent,” said the Independent.

Many commentators were amused that Hayward managed to fit in one final fiery public outburst as he announced his departure, in which the executive commented he had been “demonised and vilified” and that “life isn’t fair.”

The Daily Mail described it as the “blundering BP boss’s lament,” while the Telegraph declared: “Era of ‘Toxic Tony’ ends with a final fiery salvo.”

“There’s still one reliable BP gusher that won’t stop, despite the latest attempt to cap the flow for good,” said the Telegraph.

“The US probably won’t mourn his absence, but many in Britain will miss the BP bumbler.”

Source: SGGP

News exhibition celebrates Press Day

In Uncategorized on June 18, 2010 at 4:26 pm

News exhibition celebrates Press Day

QĐND – Friday, June 18, 2010, 20:47 (GMT+7)

Old editions of newspapers are currently being displayed at an exhibition in Hanoi to mark the 85th anniversary of Vietnam’s Revolutionary Press Day (June 21).

The exhibit offers visitors with a chance to view the early editions of Vietnam’s first publications.

The event, which is being hosted by, features more than 100 newspapers and magazines that were published between 1865 and 1954.

According to a member of the event’s organisation board, Le Tuan Anh, the display showcases only the first period of the development of the Vietnamese press, which was dominated primarily by the publication of revolutionary periodicals.

The first national Vietnamese-language newspaper, Gia Dinh, which was released on April 15, 1865 in Sai Gon, is being showcased at the event.

A copy of the first northern newspaper, Dai Nam Dang Co Nhat Bao, is also on display. Released in 1907, the bilingual publication was printed in Vietnamese and Han Chinese characters.

The exhibit also feature a historic copy of the French paper, Le Paria (Pariah), which was founded by a group of patriots that included Nguyen Ai Quoc (President Ho Chi Minh). The Paris-based newspaper, which focused on issues and conflicts in France ‘s colonies, was first printed on April 1, 1922.

“Almost all of the samples on display at the event were collected by employees from,” Tuan said.

A lecture about the contribution of the newspapers during the exhibit’s respective historical period was delivered on June 15. Several scholars and veteran journalists contributed to the discussion.

The display is being held at the Hanoi Library at 47 Ba Trieu street and is open to the public until June 20.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Vietnamese press exhibition kicks off in capital

In Uncategorized on June 18, 2010 at 4:37 am

An exhibition named, “Vietnamese Press – Establishment and Development Process,” displaying historically important Vietnamese journalistic works, kicked off in Hanoi on June 16, marking the 85th anniversary of Vietnam Revolutionary Press (1865-1954).

Two newspapers are displayed at the Vietnamese Press Exhibition in Hanoi.

The forum, the Hanoi Library, and the East-West Culture and Language Centre hold the exhibition jointly.

The third exhibition introduces Vietnam’s first newspaper, the Gia Dinh, published from 1895 until 1954, through more than 100 precious writings that are persevered past many years. The first two exhibitions were both held in Saigon in 1943 and 1966.

Visitors have chance to enjoy newspapers such as Gia Dinh, Phu Nu tan van, Phong Hoa, Ngay nay, Tieu thuyet thu hai, Giai pham, as well as valuable and important examples of print journalism, the cameras and press cards used by famous journalists like Vu Trong Phung and Nguyen Huy Tuong.

An original copy of Uncle Ho’s letter written to southern people in 1946 and published in the Cuu Quoc Newspaper is also on display at the exhibition.

There will also be a seminar to evaluate the role of journalism in the country’s history between 1865–1954, with participation of researchers.

The exhibition will end on June 20.

Source: SGGP

Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper wins at the city’s Press Award

In Uncategorized on June 18, 2010 at 4:36 am

Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper (SGGP) won the first prize in the category for Documentary, investigative report and reportage of the 28th Ho Chi Minh City Press Award for the investigative report titled, “Training PhD: Quality or Quantity?” by Linh An and Tien Dat.

Another investigative report titled, “Critics pan company proposal to rebuild HCMC children’s hospital,” by Tuong Lam of the SGGP took third place in the same category.

A series of reports titled, “Party and people: from theory to reality,” by the Department of Politics and Party Building of SGGP, took the A prize in the category for special reports, radio & TV programs.

The newspaper took the second and third prizes in the category for remarks and editorial for stories entitled, “Keeping a watchful eye on A/H1N1 influenza,” by Dao Tuan Anh and “Who is God” by Chien Dung.

SGGP also earned a second place prize and two third place prizes in the category for interviews, reports and notes for articles: “New day on Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago” by Minh Tu, “Incredible strange thing of a primary school with more than 100 classes” by Le Linh and “More than VND700 billion (US$35 million) invested in building a biological lake to improve Ba Bo canal” by Ai Van.

Meanwhile a photo report of Tuoi Tre Newspaper won the first prize of the category for photojournalism.

The HCM City Journalists’ Association will award 55 prizes in five categories at the 28th Ho Chi Minh City Press Award on June 21, the Vietnam Revolutionary Press Day.

Another press award highlighting national unity, jointly held by the HCMC Fatherland Front Committee and the municipal Journalists’ Association, will be launched from June 21 to October 1, to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the founding of the National Front for the Unification of Vietnam (November 18, 1930).

Contestants should send their stories to the organizers at 55 Mac Dinh Chi Street and 14 Alexandre de Rhodes Street in District 1.


Source: SGGP

Third press exhibition to be held in Hanoi.

In Uncategorized on June 9, 2010 at 7:03 pm

Third press exhibition to be held in Hanoi.

QĐND – Wednesday, June 09, 2010, 17:25 (GMT+7)

An exhibition showcasing valuable pieces of Vietnamese journalism will be held in Hanoi by forum, the Hanoi Library, and the East-West Culture and Language Centre from June 16-20.

This is the third exhibition since Vietnam’s first newspaper, the Gia Dinh, was first published in 1865. The first two exhibitions were both held in Saigon in 1943 and 1966.

At the exhibition, visitors will have the chance to enjoy valuable and important examples of printed journalism, as well as the cameras and press cards used by famous journalists like Vu Trong Phung and Nguyen Huy Tuong.

The exhibition will also display the original copy of Uncle Ho’s letter written to southern people in 1946 and published in the Cuu Quoc Newspaper.

There will also be a seminar to evaluate the role of journalism in the country’s history.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Top US Senators press Obama on S.Korea trade pact

In Uncategorized on May 11, 2010 at 4:48 am

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2010 (AFP) – Two senior US senators pressed President Barack Obama in a letter released Monday to submit a long-delayed free trade agreement with South Korea to Congress for approval.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman John Kerry, a Democrat, and the panel’s top Republican, Senator Richard Lugar, urged Obama to work with lawmakers to end feuds over beef and automobiles that have held up the pact.

“Submission of the agreement to Congress also would be considered a significant show of solidarity with a close and reliable ally,” they said in a letter dated Friday, calling for action “as soon as possible.”

South Korea said in mid-November that it was ready for talks to ease concerns among US lawmakers about the accord, notably on market access for US beef exports and automobiles.

US lawmakers have cited official figures showing that South Korea shipped about 700,000 cars to the United States in 2007 — the year the agreement was signed — while just 5,000 moved in the opposite direction.

Analysts in Seoul have said the figures exclude more than 125,000 vehicles made by a General Motors subsidiary in Korea while including vehicles made by a Hyundai plant in Alabama.

“A renewed commitment to move on the KORUS FTA will create an atmosphere more conducive to resolution of these issues,” said Kerry and Lugar.

“The Korean government has not yet ensured that US beef exporters have access to Korea’s markets in accordance with international standards, and Korea’s history of non-tariff barriers to its automotive sector also raises serious concerns,” they said.

Source: SGGP