Journalism training centre honoured with Labour Order

Friday, 2019-08-09 17:32:03
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President of the Vietnam Journalists’ Association Thuan Huu (second from left) presents the second-class Labour Order to the Centre for Journalism Training under the Vietnam Journalists’ Association. (Photo: Tran Hung)
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NDO – The Centre for Journalism Training under the Vietnam Journalists’ Association (VJA) was honoured with the second-class Labour Order from the State President at a ceremony in Hanoi on August 9.

The event was held on the occasion of the centre’s 20th anniversary of its establishment (August 4, 1999-2019).

Speaking at the ceremony, President of the VJA and Editor-in-Chief of the Nhan Dan Newspaper, Thuan Huu, praised the achievements that the centre has achieved in the past two decades, saying that in the last five years, the centre annually organised roughly 100 training courses for about 2,500 VJA members and journalists. They are impressive figures, demonstrating the great efforts of the centre’s staff, amidst limitations in the number of staff, the lecturers are both part-time and operating in limited funding, Huu added.

In recognition of its great contributions to the Vietnam’s journalism, the Party and the State decided to award the second-class Labour Order to the centre, in which Huu emphasised that this is a noble award, affirming the position and prestige of one of the leading journalism training centres in Vietnam and also an encouragement for those who perform the journalism training under the VJA.

The VJA president also expressed his belief that the centre would seek new directions in making more contributions to the cause of the national press development, while consolidating its position among the top centres for high quality human resource training in the international integration area.

At the ceremony, Huu awarded the second-class Labour Order to the centre, while Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Hoang Vinh Bao presented the Prime Minister's Certificate of Merit to Dinh Thi Thuy Hang, the head of the centre.

By the end of last July, the centre organised 1,015 training courses for more than 23,000 VJA’s members and journalists across the country. In particular, there were 217 classes organised with the coordination of foreign projects.