War correspondents gather and recall historical time

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A charity exchange programme entitled, "Journalists-Events and Witnesses 2010", was held in Hanoi on June 20 th to honor war correspondents who crossed the Truong Son range in order to save the homeland. Through the exchange, participants learned more about the hardships that Vietnamese war correspondents had to undergo to cover events during the war. It can be said that aside from photos, articles that accurately depict historical moments are borne out of a great deal of blood and sweat for a number of war correspondents, such as Chu Cam Phong, Nguyen Trong Dinh, Ho Ca, and Duong Thi Xuan Quy. The memory of the international mission in Cambodia in late 1978 by Major-General Nguyen Quang Thong, the former Editor-in-chief of the People's Army Newspaper, deeply touched the audience. On this occasion, the Organization Board and other donors also presented gifts and saving-books to several relatives of journalist who gave their lives and war-invalids. Source: VNA Translated by Mai … [Read more...]

Advancing to call from soldiers at the front

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PANO - The great historic victory of the General Offensive and uprising in the spring of 1975 was a brilliant feat of arms of the Vietnamese nation in the 20 th century. This epic victory was partly thanks to the great efforts and sacrifices of thousands of artists and musicians who had volunteered to advance to the battle fields to write resounding immortal songs about the heroic struggle of the Vietnamese people for national salvation and national reunification. These artists in fact had brought along the spring to the fierce battles. The artists had encouraged soldiers and many soldiers had turned into musicians themselves and visa versa many musicians and artists being trained in the fierce fighting, had become more mature during the revolutionary struggle, and turned into soldier. Among them were a couple of musicians Doan Nho and his wife, artist Nguyet Anh who is now 72. She recalled "in 1967, my husband and I, being members of an army art troupe were sent to the Central … [Read more...]

Group of authors from PANO presented by PM with the highest prize

The Awarding Ceremony of the National Vietnam Press Contest 2006 is solemnly organized in Hanoi in the evening of August 27. Present at the ceremony are Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, his Deputy Nguyen Thien Nhan, top officials from Central Party, Governmental, local agencies and correspondents across the country. The contest is seen as the biggest event of the Vietnamese press circle, first held by the Vietnam Press Association under the guidance from the Party and Government. According to the Organizing Board, press workers from 101 press organizations nationwide have sent 955 press works to the Examining Committee. These include articles from printed and electronic newspapers, television and radio works. At the ceremony, 3 A prizes, 11 B prizes, 19 C prizes and 15 consolation prizes have been given to the individual and collective authors. A series of articles on social order, security and defence by a collective author from the People's Army Newspaper has been given the A … [Read more...]

The People’s Army Newspaper marks the 30th anniversary of its Southern office

PANO - The People's Army Newspaper has held a ceremony at the ReunificationPalace , Ho Chi Minh City to mark the 30th anniversary of the founding of its Southern office, opened on April 18, 1977. The ceremony was attended by Ms. Nguyen Thi Thu Ha, Vice Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City people's committee, former generals, war veterans, reporters and representatives from army units and organisations at the central and grass-root levels. Addressing the meeting, Major General Nguyen Quang Thong, editor in chief of the People's Army Newspaper reviewed operations of the Southern office and praised its endeavours and achievements during the last few years. Of these, several have won the southern office certificate of merits by the Prime Minister, several awards from the General Political Department, the Journalists'Association and from People's Committees of various provinces and Cities. At the event, Mrs Nguyen Thi Thu Ha presented a flag and certificates of merit to employees of the … [Read more...]

PANO receives colleagues from Lao Army Newspaper

PANO – A delegation from the Lao Army Newspaper, led by Lt Colonel Chanxay Khamni, its editor-in-chief, has paid a working visit to the Vietnam People’s Army Newspaper headquarters and its online edition office.“The visit is aimed at strengthening relations between the two newspapers and also exchanging working experiences”, Major General Nguyen Quang Thong, the editor-in-chief of the People’s Army Newspaper, said Thursday as he welcomed his counterpart.Maj Gen Nguyen Quang Thong also gave a brief about the foundation of the People’s Army Newspaper, which has thoroughly covered developments in Vietnam over the years.Founded in 1950, the People’s Army Newspaper has been one of the most influential newspapers in Vietnam. Its comments and reports reflect the party’s guidelines and all aspects of life in Vietnam.During the visit, the Laotian delegation was briefed about the news process in the newsroom and also the steps in putting news … [Read more...]

Group of authors from PANO presented by PM with the highest prize

The Awarding Ceremony of the National Vietnam Press Contest 2006 is solemnly organized in Hanoi in the evening of August 27. Present at the ceremony are Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, his Deputy Nguyen Thien Nhan, top officials from Central Party, Governmental, local agencies and correspondents across the country. The contest is seen as the biggest event of the Vietnamese press circle, first held by the Vietnam Press Association under the guidance from the Party and Government. According to the Organizing Board, press workers from 101 press organizations nationwide have sent 955 press works to the Examining Committee. These include articles from printed and electronic newspapers, television and radio works. At the ceremony, 3 A prizes, 11 B prizes, 19 C prizes and 15 consolation prizes have been given to the individual and collective authors. A series of articles on social order, security and defence by a collective author from the People's Army Newspaper has been given the A … [Read more...]

The People’s Army Newspaper marks the 30th anniversary of its Southern office

PANO - The People's Army Newspaper has held a ceremony at the ReunificationPalace , Ho Chi Minh City to mark the 30th anniversary of the founding of its Southern office, opened on April 18, 1977. The ceremony was attended by Ms. Nguyen Thi Thu Ha, Vice Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City people's committee, former generals, war veterans, reporters and representatives from army units and organisations at the central and grass-root levels. Addressing the meeting, Major General Nguyen Quang Thong, editor in chief of the People's Army Newspaper reviewed operations of the Southern office and praised its endeavours and achievements during the last few years. Of these, several have won the southern office certificate of merits by the Prime Minister, several awards from the General Political Department, the Journalists'Association and from People's Committees of various provinces and Cities. At the event, Mrs Nguyen Thi Thu Ha presented a flag and certificates of merit to employees of the … [Read more...]

PANO receives colleagues from Lao Army Newspaper

PANO – A delegation from the Lao Army Newspaper, led by Lt Colonel Chanxay Khamni, its editor-in-chief, has paid a working visit to the Vietnam People’s Army Newspaper headquarters and its online edition office.“The visit is aimed at strengthening relations between the two newspapers and also exchanging working experiences”, Major General Nguyen Quang Thong, the editor-in-chief of the People’s Army Newspaper, said Thursday as he welcomed his counterpart.Maj Gen Nguyen Quang Thong also gave a brief about the foundation of the People’s Army Newspaper, which has thoroughly covered developments in Vietnam over the years.Founded in 1950, the People’s Army Newspaper has been one of the most influential newspapers in Vietnam. Its comments and reports reflect the party’s guidelines and all aspects of life in Vietnam.During the visit, the Laotian delegation was briefed about the news process in the newsroom and also the steps in putting news … [Read more...]

Thousands of free accommodation slots for high school examinees

PANO – More than 1,050 free accommodation slots have been reserved for examinees in the high school final examination in 2015, reported units of Military Zone (MZ) 9 stationed in An Giang province. The examination site 37 hosted by An Giang University (for students of An Giang and Kien Giang provinces) are attended by 20,380 registered students taking the tests in 25 places in Long Xuyen city and the districts of Thoai Son, Chau Thanh. According to Major Le Cong Hanh, Head of Youth Board of MZ 9, to ease students’ difficulties, units of the MZ including Regiment 3 (Division 330), Brigade 962, and Artillery Brigade 6 have prepared more than 1,050 free accommodation slots for them. The People’s Army Newspaper would like to share some images of the units of MZ 9 helping students in their examination: Officers and troops receiving students... helping them prepare for the examination. inquiring after and encouraging them. Making new friends. A student and her … [Read more...]

Vietnamese journalists honoured on Revolutionary Press Day

President Truong Tan Sang (1st from right) and Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Education and Popularization Dinh The Huynh (2nd from left) in a joint photo with the A awardees.

PANO - A ceremony marking the 90th traditional day of the Vietnamese revolutionary press (June 21, 1925-2015) was held to honour Vietnamese journalists on June 21st at the Vietnam-Soviet Friendship Cultural Palace in Hanoi. Accordingly, 9 A prizes, 26 B prizes and 54 C prizes were presented to the winners at the event. The winning works were selected from more than 1,460 entries. Two journalists of the People's Army Newspaper (PAN) won an A prize (The series of "Vietnam affirming its national sovereignty from convincing legal evidence" by journalist Nguyen Xuan Hoa) and a C prize (The series of "The endogenous power to prevent against a cultural invasion" by journalist Nguyen Van Hai). Addressing the event, President Truong Tan Sang praised the revolutionary press as real soldiers who, with pens and paper as their weapons, have made great contributions to the national liberation, construction and defence cause. The press has increasingly developed along with the national … [Read more...]

Military newspaper asked to continue heightening quality of its publications

Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Education and Popularization Dinh The Huynh (third from left) watching some PAN's editions.

PANO - Politburo member and Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Education and Popularization Dinh The Huynh paid a visit to the People’s Army Newspaper (PAN) on June 20th in celebration of the 90th anniversary of Vietnamese Revolutionary Press Day (June 21st 1925). Senior Lieutenant General Mai Quang Phan, Deputy Director of the General Department of Politics under the Vietnam People's Army (VPA) also took part in the visit. The newspaper’s Editor-in-Chief Major General Pham Van Huan thanked the commission and the Politburo member’s care for PAN and briefed them on the newspaper's achievements after 65 years of development. Its growth has been closely connected to the VPA’s and Vietnamese Revolutionary Press’ development and feats of arms in the past, contributing to the national construction and defence cause. The newspaper is now focusing on utilizing its soldier reporters’ expertise in order to successfully ensure … [Read more...]

Politburo member visits media agencies ahead of Press Day

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Politburo member Dinh The Huynh speaks at the Nhan Dan Newspaper Headquarters NDO - Politburo member Dinh The Huynh visited several media agencies on the morning of June 20 to congratulate journalists on the 90th anniversary of Vietnam Revolutionary Press Day. Huynh, who is also head of the Party Central Committee's Commission for Communication and Education visited the Vietnam Journalists' Association, Vietnam News Agency, Nhan Dan Newspaper, Voice of Vietnam Radio, the People's Police Newspaper and the People's Army Newspaper. The Politburo member congratulated journalists on the anniversary of the Revolutionary Press Day and expressed his appreciation for the contributions of media agencies and press circles to the cause of national construction and defence. He highlighted that Vietnam’s revolutionary press, established some 90 years ago, was built by the efforts and responsibilities of many generations of journalists who have always been loyal to the Party, State and … [Read more...]

90th anniversary of Vietnam’s Revolutionary Press Day marked

Secretary of Ho Chi Minh City’s Municipal Party Committee Le Thanh Hai visited the Voice of Vietnam.

(VOVworld)- The Academy of Journalism and Communications held a meeting to mark the 90th anniversary of Vietnam’s Revolutionary Press Day in Hanoi on Saturday. In his address, President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Nguyen Thien Nhan highlighted the press’s important role in national construction and defense. Nhan asked the Academy of Journalism and Communications to improve its training quality: "It’s important to improve the quality of journalists. Our academy is the cradle of Vietnamese journalism and Vietnamese press is the cradle of the revolution. We need to renovate our curriculum and training methodology". On the occasion, Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Communications and Education Dinh The Huynh visited the Vietnam Journalists’ Association, the Vietnam News Agency, the People’s Daily newspaper, the Voice of Vietnam, the People’s Police newspaper and the People’s Army newspaper. While visiting the Voice of … [Read more...]

Government pledges to give media resources for growth

Reporters are always willing to go to wherever their jobs require. Journalists reports on the Haiyang Shiyou 981 oil rig that China deployed into Viet Nam's waters. — VNS Photo vtv.vn

HA NOI (VNS) — The Party and State vow to create all possible conditions to help the Vietnamese revolutionary press grow vigorously, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung asserted in a meeting with journalists at the Ministry of Information and Communications in Ha Noi yesterday. The meeting was held to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the birth of Viet Nam's revolutionary press with the Thanh nien (Young People) newspaper, first issued by Ho Chi Minh on June 21, 1925. The PM said the Party and State were fully aware of the vital role and significant contributions the Vietnamese revolutionary press made to the cause of national independence, reunification, construction and development. Many journalists braved dangers during the war to fulfill their noble missions assigned to them by the Party, State and the people, he said, adding that in the cause of socio-economic development, the press had helped create social consensus in implementing the Party and State's policies, while … [Read more...]

PAN holds firm to Vietnamese Revolutionary Press’ virtue

Lt. Gen. Nguyen Trong Nghia praising the People's Army Newspaper

PANO – Lieutenant General Nguyen Trong Nghia, Deputy Director of the General Department of Politics under the Vietnam People's Army, visited the People's Army Newspapers (PAN) in celebration of the Vietnamese Revolutionary Press Day (June 21st 1925-2015) on June 15th. Highly valuing the position and role of PAN in the Vietnamese Revolutionary Press, General Nghia affirmed that over the past 65 years the newspaper has considerably contributed to the Vietnamese Revolutionary Press and won the trust of leaders of the Party, State, Army and ministries. In any circumstances, the newspaper has successfully ensured information orientation for the public and effectively popularized the national construction and defence cause and the building of a revolutionary, regular, elite and gradually modernised army. In addition, it has taken the lead in fighting the "peaceful evolution" scheme of hostile forces as well as covering major national events, such as the 60th anniversary of the … [Read more...]

Education highlights cooperation in Vietnam-UK defence ties

RCDS delegation visiting Vietnam

PANO – Vietnam and the United Kingdom has witnessed considerable development in defence cooperation, especially in education and training. This was stated by Lieutenant General Sandy Storrie, Deputy Commander of the UK’s Royal College of Defence Studies (RCDS), who is leading a mission of the school’s officers and cadets during their visit to Vietnam. RCDS, established in 1927, is tasked with training and studying defence strategies. It runs an annual course for a maximum of 90 full-time members from over 50 nations worldwide. During the course, trainees will join a fact-finding trip in different countries. This year, Vietnam is one of their three destinations, along with Japan and China. At the talks with the People’s Army Newspaper in Hanoi, the UK officer applauded the increasing development of the two sides’ defence relationship over the past few years. Notably, the UK has had its first defence attaché in Vietnam since November 2013 and … [Read more...]

Social News 15/6

Binh Thuan: 714,000 USD to surmount water shortages The southern central province of Binh Thuan is set to spend 15 billion VND (714,000 USD) to support localities to surmount water shortages caused by prolonged drought. The amount will be spent on supporting local people to buy tap water; drill wells; purchase water pumps; invest in water pipes and build water supply works. According to the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, water levels in 16 reservoirs in the province have plunged to alarmingly low levels of 10-30 percent. The Ham Tan and Tuy Phong communes are the hardest hit localities by drought with nearly 40,000 people and 1,000 hectares of cultivated crops affected by water shortages. As of June 6, eight water supply projects in the districts of Ham Tan, Tuy Phong, Ham Thuan Bac and Tanh Linh had to cease operations due to insufficient water. Due to water shortages, local people have to buy water from 60,000 VND (2.9 USD) to over 100,000 VND (4.8 … [Read more...]

Workshop highlights Vietnam-US relations

The photo of a nine-year-old girl burned by napalm bomb in 1972 by Vietnamese American photographer Nick Ut (Source: AP) The Vietnam - US Society and the US Associated Press (AP) held a workshop in Hanoi on June 12 to highlight media and the development of relations between the two countries over the past two decades. Chairman of the society Nguyen Tam Chien stressed the AP’s contributions to covering the real war in Vietnam through its vivid photos of battlefields. The photo of Venerable Thich Quang Duc setting himself on fire 1963 by American photographer Malcolm Browne and the photo of a girl burned by napalm bomb in 1972 by Vietnamese American photographer Nick Ut are among the most famous portrayals. As one of the largest news agencies, the AP is hoped to continue covering Vietnam’s development to readers around the world, including the American people, to increase the Vietnam-US friendship, solidarity and cooperation. Director of the AP in Asia Ted Anthony … [Read more...]

VFFCC delegation visits People’s Army Newspaper

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PANO - A delegation from the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee (VFFCC), led by its President Nguyen Thien Nhan, on June 11th, visited the People's Army Newspapers (PAN) in celebration of the Vietnamese Revolutionary Press Day (June 21st, 1925 - June 21st 2015). Senior Lieutenant General Mai Quang Phan, Deputy Director of the General Department of Politics under the Vietnam People's Army and delegates from the department took part in the visit. PAN's Editor-in-Chief Major General Pham Van Huan thanked the VFFCC's care for PAN and briefed the VFFCC leader on the newspaper's achievements after 65 years of development (since October 20th, 1950). The growth of PAN has always been closely connected to the army's developments and feats of arms over the past time. It has been awarded many State noble titles for its great contributions to the national struggle and liberation cause, he stressed. For his part, VFFCC President Nguyen Thien Nhan hailed the newspaper's results and … [Read more...]

VFF President hails contribution by military journalists

President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Nguyen Thien Nhan met journalists of the People’s Army newspaper.

(VOVworld) – President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Nguyen Thien Nhan has hailed the contribution made by journalists in the people’s armed forces to national construction and development. While meeting with journalists of the People’s Army and People’s Police newspapers on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of Vietnam’s Revolutionary Journalism Day, Mr. Nhan said military journalists have helped to guide the ideology of military staff and soldiers. He said he hoped the journalists will contribute more to guiding public opinion. … [Read more...]