06/05/2015 09:43 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Conference highlights media’s role in national leadership, management

Hanoi, May 5 (VNA) – The Vietnam News Agency (VNA) and the Academy of Journalism and Communications (AJC) jointly organised a conference on the role of information provided by the media in the country’s leadership and management during the process of renovation and international integration.

Opinions of managers, leaders from various State agencies and researchers and scientists heard during the conference will serve as a reference for a national research in this regard conducted by the VNA.

According to former Deputy Minister of Information and Communication Do Quy Doan, the research study is significant in determining the direction of Vietnam’s journalism and the responsibility of managing agencies in providing information to the media.

Meanwhile, Professor Dr. Duong Xuan Ngoc, former Vice Director of the AJC, held that information is a source of soft power of a nation, essential in assisting leadership and managing activities.

More than 30 speeches delivered at the conference showed that journalism, an increasingly significant component of the country’s socio-political life, has been facing both opportunities and challenges, especially after Vietnam entered the World Trade Organisation and as it is integrating deeply into the global life.

Participants also highlighted the need to complete legal systems for and State management over journalism to serve the establishment of a socialist law-governed State.

They analysed the advantages and difficulties resulting from the influence of information globalisation on the media in Vietnam as well as impacts from booming social media.

They also contributed ideas on theory systems and study measures to implement the research.