National Radio Broadcasting Festival spotlights innovation and diversity

Friday, 2020-06-26 10:36:05
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Deputy PM Truong Hoa Binh speaking at the opening ceremony of the festival (Photo: VOV)
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NDO - The 2020 National Radio Broadcasting Festival opened on June 25 in Cao Lanh, the capital city of the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap, with a focus on innovation and diversity in the sector.

The event sees the participation of 62 radio-television stations from throughout the country, 16 units of the national radio broadcaster Voice of Vietnam, the Military Radio-Television Centre and the People’s Public Security Media Department.

After the preliminary round held in April, 231 works have been shortlisted for the festival, including 53 reports, 36 interviews, 48 talk shows, 33 radio stories, 31 radio programmes in ethnic languages and 30 live broadcast programmes.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Deputy PM Truong Hoa Binh underlined the role of radio as a crucial channel of information, providing a forum to reflect the people’s lives and a bridge to connect Vietnam with the world.

He stated that technology is driving changes in how news is broadcast and received, presenting new challenges to radio broadcasters.

As such, the Deputy PM urged those working in the industry to catch up with technological advancements and innovate their broadcasts so as to reach listeners both in the traditional way and through new platforms.

The National Radio Broadcasting Festival will take place until June 27.