09/01/2018 14:25 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

New decree regulates Vietnam Television’s status, functions

The Government recently issued a decree regulating the functions, tasks, powers and structure of the Vietnam Television (VTV).

Under Decree No 02/2018/ND-CP, VTV is a governmental agency and national television which disseminates the Party’s guidelines and policies and the State’s laws, contributing to the people’s enhanced intellectual standards and spiritual lives through TV programmes and various forms of press and multimedia.

VTV is responsible for building and submitting to the Government and the Prime Minister its long-, medium- and short-term and annual strategies and plans and other important projects, and implementing them after approved.

It is also responsible for producing, transmitting, broadcasting, issuing and archiving TV programmes and print and online newspapers in line with legal regulations, while deciding on its daily broadcasting contents, programmes and time volume.

In addition, VTV coordinates with local televisions and radio-television stations on programme production schedules broadcast on VTV channels.

VTV structure

Under the decree, VTV has a system of units including the Current Affairs Department, the Science and Education Department, the Department for Broadcast in Ethnic Minority Languages, the Foreign Service Department, the Literature and Arts Department, the Department of Entertainment Programme Production, the Department of Sport Programme Production, the Cable Television Editorial Department, and the Adolescents and Children Department.

It has the Centre for Documentaries and Television Reports, the Centre for Television Film Production, and the Archive Centre, along with VTV centres in Ho Chi Minh City, Hue, Da Nang, Nha Trang and Can Tho, and representative offices abroad.

It also has news support units including the Technical Centre for Programme Production, the Technical Centre for Transmission and Broadcasting, the Television Training Centre, the Centre for Information Technology and the Television Magazine, and five consultancy and functional units to assist the VTV General Director.

The VTV has a General Director and a maximum of four Deputy General Directors. The General Director and Deputy General Directors are appointed and dismissed by the Prime Minister in accordance with relevant laws.