Vietnam revolutionary press benefiting healthy development of society (Part 2 and end)


Kết quả hình ảnh cho Vietnam revolutionary press

To discuss freedom of the press of a country, one should look into the functions, missions and operational purposes of the press. Since Thanh Nien (Youth) Newspaper published the first issue on June 21st, 1925, the Vietnam revolutionary press has experienced 91 years of its establishment, growth and development in both wartime and peacetime. In contrast to other countries, the Vietnam revolutionary press was born late, but it has always accompanied with the country’s events and happenings, closely attached itself to the destiny of the nation and served as a bridge between the Party, State and working people over the past 91 years. Unlike some other countries’ press, the Vietnam revolutionary press bears a deep feature of the people. That feature is vividly reflected in the country’s press. Vietnamese people of all walks of life can express their views, aspirations, concerns, interests and so on in various forms of press. Over the past years, Vietnamese printed newspapers, online newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations have been operating columns and programs to contact their readers and audiences. These readers’ columns and audiences’ programs have now become open forums for people, where they can discuss issues and raise their questions and concerns. Noticeable columns, programs, sub-columns and sub-programs in the Vietnamese press and media include “For readers”, “A bridge span for audiences”, “Articles on the demand of readers”, “Explanations of policies to readers”, “Issues of public concern”, “Talk with audiences”, “People asking, Ministers answering”, to name but a few.        
On the other hand, Vietnam’s freedom of the press is also clearly expressed in Articles 10 and 11 of the Press Law 2016. Article 10 defines Vietnamese citizens’ rights as the follows, “1. To compose press pieces; 2. To provide information to the press; 3. To give feedbacks to the information published on the press and media; 4. To have access to press information; 5. To collaborate with the press and media to produce press and media products; 6. To print and issue printed newspapers.” Meanwhile, Article 11 articulates Vietnamese citizens’ freedom of expression on the press and media as the follows: “1. To express their opinions on domestic and international situations; 2. To give opinions on building and implementing the Party’s guidelines and the State’s laws; 3. To voice their opinions, criticisms, proposals and complaints about Party organizations, State agencies, socio-political organizations, professional organizations, other organizations and individuals on the press and media.” Provision 3 of Article 13 of the Press Law also defines, “The press and media are not censored before being printed, transmitted and broadcast.”
The nature of the press freedom must first originate from the object the press and media tend to reflect and serve. The Vietnam revolutionary press always determines that “to serve the people” is its principle of action and consistent viewpoint guiding all its operations.
In a law-ruled society, all citizens should respect laws and anyone who violates laws must be punished. Some people, self-called “democratic activists” or “free journalists”, were recently charged with crimes because they had gone beyond the limit of the country’s freedom of the press. They deliberately published and spread distorted, fake and false information about others and governments at all levels, nation’s history, the people’s revolutionary achievements, national heroes and the country. Their activities, which left negative impacts on people and society and caused worries and anxieties in communities and society, are law violations. By dealing with such wrongdoings, the Vietnamese Government aims to protect other people, communities and society from poisonous information, maintain social order and safety, preserve the national cultural and moral values and ensure democracy.
In doing so, Vietnam is seriously implementing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as well as trying to maintain its national political security and information security, one of the important factors helping society develop in a healthy and civilized manner.

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LawrenceSamuels 28/6/16 09:44

The Vietnamese Press has developed continuously over the past 91 years, contributing to national liberation struggles and national construction and defense.

John Smith 28/6/16 09:45

Peace, cooperation and development will be the focus in the coming years, but war, ethnic, religious, territorial and border conflicts and terrorism are still spreading and becoming more complicated in many areas. In this sense, the Vietnamese press is tackling more demanding tasks.

Gentle Moon 28/6/16 09:45

This requires journalists to renovate the content, and technical facilities to ensure information security. The press needs to upgrade its operation to meet the requirements in international integration

Jane smartnic 28/6/16 09:47

Vietnam’s revolutionary press has progressed significantly over the years, contributing to national renovation, development, and international integration.

yobro yobro 28/6/16 09:48

Vietnam’s press has grown in quantity, media platforms, publications, the number of reporters and readers, infrastructure, technology, and financial capability. Media agencies have created strong social impacts.

Love Peace 28/6/16 09:49

Media is a forum to protect people’s interests and freedom

MaskOf Zero 28/6/16 09:50

In Vietnam, media is an important platform and tool to protect people’s interests and freedom. All people have the right to voice their aspirations and contribute opinions to all social aspects through the media.

Only Solidar 28/6/16 09:51

With its duty of reflecting and involving in social criticism, Vietnam’s revolutionary press has become an important channel for functional agencies to consult and fine tune the Party’s guidelines and State policies to match people’s lives.

Pack Cassiopian 28/6/16 09:52

While identifying and honoring good people and good deed, the media has actively engaged in combating corruption, red-tape, and other social phenomena which have received public appreciation.

Deck Hero14 28/6/16 09:52

Vietnam’s press has enjoyed a legal framework to work freely and obtained sizable achievements, contributing to national construction and defense.

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