Press urged to bring Party and State documents to public

Wednesday, 2014-12-31 17:59:24
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Politburo member Le Hong And addressing the conference (Source: VNA)
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NDO – Politburo member Le Hong And has urged press agencies to focus on bringing Party and State documents to the public while reflecting their opinions on Party draft documents in preparation for the upcoming 12th National Party Congress.

Politburo member Anh, who is also permanent member of the Party Central Committee (PCC) Secretariat, stated the requirement at a national press conference held in Hanoi on December 31 to review its operation in 2014 and set orientations for 2015.

While speaking highly of significant contributions of the press over the past years, he stressed that the press should encourage emulation movements and resolutely fight against false information and allegations by hostile forces to sabotage our Party and State.

Press agencies are requested to be a consultant to the Party and State to complete regulations in this field, particularly those relating to management of websites, internet services and means of mass media, and contribute ideas to the revision of the Press Law.

It is also important to increase training for officers, editors and reporters to raise their political virtue, professional qualification and morality, he added.

Touching upon the task of speeding up external information, he said that press agencies should actively and closely co-ordinate with Party committees and embassies to advertise the culture, land and people of Vietnam to international friends while promptly providing Vietnamese communities with updates on their motherland’s situation.

He asked the press to beef up reporting news on the country’s sea and islands, land border demarcation and marker planting, and increasing awareness of people in border provinces in order to build a friendly and peaceful borderline with neighbouring countries.

The conference, held jointly by the PCC Commission for Communication and Education (CCE), the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC), and the Vietnam Journalists’ Association (VJA), were also attended by Politburo member and CCE Head Dinh The Huynh; PCC member and MIC Minister Nguyen Bac Son; and PCC member and VJA Chairman Thuan Huu.

According to a report read by Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan, most of press agencies have fulfilled their role as the voices of Party organisations, State agencies, social and political organisations, and an open forum for the public.

The press has provided people with quick, full and comprehensive information on domestic and international news.

Many outstanding faces in the national construction and development have been discovered and honoured while many corruption and wastefulness cases have been disclosed thanks to efforts made by press agencies.

The press has also been active and positive in reaffirming the national sovereignty over its sea and islands.

VNA/ Translated by Nhan Dan Online