Vietnam media violate child’s right to privacy in reporting abuse: experts

Experts say journalists need to be careful when writing about children. FILE PHOTO

Many Vietnamese newspapers "rudely" violate children's right to privacy when reporting cases in which they are victims of domestic violence and rape, experts say. A recent study by the non-government Center for Community Development and Social Work found that every year at least 6,000 news articles fail to protect children's privacy, Infonet - the online newspaper of the Ministry of Information and Communication reported. Most of these articles dealt with violence and sexual abuse and carried … [Read more...]

Summer book fests blossom in HCMC

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A number of book festivals have been organized in Ho Chi Minh City, offering a lot of choices for local book lovers, especially kids in their month. Nha Nam Publisher in collaboration with Kim Dong and Woman publishers as well as the Vietnam Women's Museum on May 29 opened its Summer Book Festival at the museum, attracting many local book lovers. Also, from May 31 to June 30, as part of the Month of Kim Dong Summer Book, hundreds of book titles at Kim Dong Publisher's bookstores as well as … [Read more...]

Child prodigy’s interview stirs up the public

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VietNamNet Bridge - Do Nhat Nam, 11, called a "Vietnamese child prodigy" for his brilliant achievements obtained so far, has raised a big controversy in the society after giving an interview to a local newspaper and talking about his dreams and sharing his experience in learning English. Do Nhat Nam At the age of 11, Nam has become very well known in Vietnam for the achievements that no one could imagine could be made by an 11-year-old boy. He was the MC at a VTC program for children. He is … [Read more...]

Child prodigy faces Facebook outrage

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An 11 year-old Vietnamese prodigy has been criticised for boastfulness by fellow Facebook users. Hanoian Do Nhat Nam worked as television presenter and also taught English for many children living with cancer. He is also regarded as Vietnam's youngest translator. He recently had his "How have I learnt English" book in both Vietnamese and English published. Nam recently gave an interview in which he talked about his hobbies, saying that he liked books on politics and science, but didn't like … [Read more...]

Kaleidoscope (13-01-2013)

by Phuong Mai A boy of many words Three years ago, he was named the youngest translator in Viet Nam. Now, when the student of the Le Quy Don Primary School in Ha Noi turns 11, he is setting yet another national record as the youngest ever author of an autobiography. In his new, bilingual, 199-page book called To Da Hoc Tieng Anh Nhu The Nao? (How did I Learn English?), Nam tells the story of how he became a published translator just two years after he began learning … [Read more...]

Vietnamese Talents Awards 2012 results announced tonight

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The names of the winners of the Vietnamese Talents Awards 2012 will be made public at a ceremony in Hanoi at 8pm tonight, November 19. Last year’s award ceremony … [Read more...]

Child translator has the world at his feet

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Do Nhat Nam is well known in the literary world for many of his translations, most recently the translation of Mat troi moc, mat troi lan – cau chuyen ngay va dem (Sun Up, Sun Down – The Story of Day and Night). His special talent has also led to several appearances on children's shows, including Qua chuong nho (Little Bell) and Chuc be ngu ngon (Good Night, Baby!) … [Read more...]

11 year-old boy makes two Vietnam’s records

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VietNamNet Bridge - Every minute of Do Nhat Nam's day is scheduled, but the boy still has time for relaxation, talking with his parents or taking exercise. Nhat Nam and his parents. Nam was recognized as the youngest translator in Vietnam at the age of seven. He has just won the second record: the youngest autobiography author for the book "How I learn English?" Many people think that this boy is very busy with studies, translation and writing, and has no free time, but it is a surprise that … [Read more...]

Kaleidoscope (18-03-2012)

by Van Dat A boy of many words Three years ago, he was named the youngest translator in Viet Nam. Now, when the student of the Le Quy Don Primary School in Ha Noi turns 11, he is setting yet another national record as the youngest ever author of an autobiography. In his new, bilingual, 199-page book called To Da Hoc Tieng Anh Nhu The Nao? (How did I Learn English?), Nam tells the story of how he became a published translator just two years after he began learning English. Eight-year-old Do … [Read more...]

ART & ENTERTAINMENT IN BRIEF 16/3

Vietnam-Philippine friendship concert in Hanoi A Vietnam-Philippine friendship concert will be held at the Hanoi Opera House on March 19 by the Vietnam Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Philippine Department of Tourism and Cebu Pacific. The concert is organized on the occasion of the three sisters of President Aquino's visit to Vietnam and Cebu Pacific's opening of a direct air route between Manila and Hanoi. It will attract famous artists from the two countries, including … [Read more...]