‘Do Re Mi’ children singing contest to air final round

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The final round of Do Re Mi, an annual singing contest for children, will be broadcast live on Vietnam Television's VTV3 channel on July7. Ten of the selected contestants join the final round (Photo: SGGP) Ten of the selected contestants including Nguyen Khanh Ngoc, Trinh Nhat Minh, Le An Nam, Luu Thi Huong Thao, Ju Uyen Nhi, Do Khanh Nhi, Le Mai Quynh, Rmah Thanh Xuan, Tran Quoc Thai and Pham Mai Ngoc Nhat of ages 6-8 triumphed over thousands of candidates to join the final round. This year, the 7th singing contest had drawn a large number of children from across the nation, included remote areas such as Ha Giang, Nghe An, Gia Lai and Ca Mau. Le Tran Nhat Tien, a nine-year-old boy from the northern province of Ha Tinh had won a special cash prize of VND15 million and a trip to Hello Music Land in Melbourne, Australia, with his parents in the last contest. … [Read more...]

Central region boy, 9, wins Do Re Mi singing competition

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HA NOI — The Do Re Mi singing contest for children awarded a Special Prize to Le Tran Nhat Tien on Sunday. Tien, a nine-year-old boy from the central province of Ha Tinh, received a cash prize of VND15 million (US$700) and a trip to Hello Music Land in Melbourne, Australia, with his father or mother. First and second prizes were given to Bao Tran, 8; Gia Linh, 9; and Bich Hang, 8. Do Re Mi has been broadcast by Viet Nam Television, with sponsorship by Vinamilk, annually since 2006.-VNS … [Read more...]

8-year-old boy crowned at children singing contest

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Le Tran Nhat Tien from the northern province of Ha Tinh has been crowned winner at Doremi, the singing contest for children held annually by the national Vietnam Television Station. At the final night of the competition which is in its 6th year on August 12, the 8-year-old boy impressed the jury as well as viewers with his confident performances of two songs "Trong Com" (Cylindrical Drum) and "Bay Cao Tieng Hat Uoc Mo" (The Voice of Dreams Flying High), then won the highest prize worth VND20 million (US$1,000). … [Read more...]

Judge and audiences cry when 9-year-old boy sings

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VietNamNet Bridge – Both judges and the audience were touched by the performance of Le Tran Nhat Tien, a 9-year-old boy from the central province of Ha Tinh, in a show of the Do Re Mi television singing contest for kids on July 22. Judges Tran Thanh and Chau Anh and many viewers could not hold on their tears when Tien sang “Seeing Mum in Dream.” … [Read more...]

FM broadcasting station inaugurated in Ly Son island

At the inauguration ceremony. Source: VOV

Current events and weather forecast will now be available to some 20,000 people on Ly Son island, the central province of Quang Ngai, after Radio the Voice of Vietnam (VOV) inaugurated an FM broadcasting station in the locality on May 26. Built at a total cost of more than 7 billion VND (312,900 USD), the facility includes an FM transmitter system with a capacity of 5KW, and auxiliary equipment. FM signals can cover a radius of about 60 kilometres from the transmitter site. The station was built in the Ly Son district broadcasting and television station. The VOV and Vietnam Television have shared infrastructure and equipment systems to enhance network coverage in sea and island areas. The Ly Son FM broadcasting station is part of the VOV’s project to enhance its network coverage in islands near the shore, which has a total cost of over 95 billion VND (4.2 million USD). To date, the project has been carried out on Cat Ba and Bach Long Vy islands (Hai Phong city), Truong Sa … [Read more...]

Press Awards on Party building launched

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PANO – The National Press Awards on Party building launched on May 19th in Hanoi. The competition is held by the Party Central Committee's Commission for Organization, the Communist Magazine, Vietnam Television, the Central Party Committee's Commission for Information and Education, the Ministry of Information and Communication, and the Vietnam Journalists Association. This annual event aims to honor outstanding press works. Those works include topics on Party building in the fields of politics, thought, organization, morals, dissemination, public relations, and corruption prevention. The award ceremony is organized every year on February 3rd – the founding anniversary of the Communist Party of Vietnam. Vietnamese citizens who have press works published on mass media can take part in the contest. Entries eligible for the award should be published by press agencies nationwide. Prizes will be presented to all press works broadcast on radio, television, printed and … [Read more...]

Patients enjoy free cardiac screening

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PANO – The program "Operation Healthy Heart" provided free cardiac screening for children in Ca Mau on May 17th. It was the 7th cardiac screening in the province, since early this year. According to the program, the rate of children born with congenital heart disease in Ca Mau is higher than in other places that the program has screened. Most of the families of children with congenital heart disease are poor and unable to afford heart operations for their children. The program "Operation Healthy Heart", organized by Vietnam Television and Viettel Group, mobilized VND 90 billion and successfully operated 2,700 children under 16 years old diagnosed with congenital heart disease over the past 7 years. The operations contributed greatly to changing the lives of these impoverished children and their families. In addition to heart surgery, the program also cooperated with cardiac hospitals to provide 16 free screenings for 16,000 needy children in remote areas. The program’s … [Read more...]

Ministries, localities urged to protect children from injury, drowning

Hanoi, May 17 (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on has instructed ministries and local governments to take measures to protect children from accidents, especially drowning. In the PM’s Directive No 17/CT-TTg, the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) was asked to work with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) to instruct schools to review their physical training courses and teach swimming and accident response skills. The provincial and centrally-governed cities’ People’s Committees were asked to review fitness facilities and instruct district and commune-level governments to examine accident-prone areas to prepare preventative measures to ensure safety for children. The PM instructed the MoET, the MoLISA and provincial and municipal People’s Committees, the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, the Ho Chi Minh Young Pioneer Organisation to organise safe summer activities … [Read more...]

Awareness needed in food safety

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It's 7am on a Sunday morning and Mrs. Le Thi Tam has just been to her local market in Vinh Phuc ward, Ba Dinh district in Hanoi to buy food for the week. She was careful in choosing everything she bought but when asked why she chose certain products she said she follows her heart and has no idea about food safety and hygiene. "I choose old vegetables and fat meat, which I consider to be safe," Mrs. Tam said. "To be honest, when grocery shopping it's difficult to distinguish between healthy and unsafe food." After VET asked another ten housewives at the market about their purchases it was clear that none could tell the difference between good and bad. Health issues It's a problem found all around the country, unfortunately. Many people joke that they don't know what they should eat and perhaps should just starve. Warnings about contaminated food come nearly every day, such as coffee made from soy flour, contaminated pork skin, dirty oil, vegetables infected by insecticides, … [Read more...]

Vietnam Television fined for faking ‘dishonest farmers’ story

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A scene from the controversial news story aired earlier this month Authorities have imposed a fine of VND30 million (US$1,344) against national broadcaster Vietnam Television for a controversial news story about dishonest farming practices that it admitted had been staged. Hoang Vinh Bao, head of the Information and Communications Ministry’s Radio and Television Bureau, announced the punitive measure late last week. The report was aired on May 3 and has since upset many farmers. In the story, a local farmer in Thanh Hoa Province was shown using a large broom to sweep over green plants. The absurd practice was meant to create marks and holes on the leaves, to trick consumers into thinking that the farmer did not use any chemicals to kill pests and worms, the report claimed. After the story was aired, farmers at the same village criticized the broadcaster for being unethical. They said the reporter, Pham Thi Phuong, staged the whole thing and created a fake news story that has … [Read more...]

Anti-gov’t groups take advantage of fish deaths to incite violence: Vietnam Television

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While competent agencies are actively working to figure out the cause of the mass fish deaths in central Vietnam, many anti-government groups have taken advantage of the phenomenon to incite violent protests, national broadcaster Vietnam Television said in a report on Sunday. The spate of fish deaths is a painful incident for Vietnamese fishermen, and while society and the business community are lending their hands to help those affected people overcome their hardship, the disaster is wrongfully used as the motive for anti-government plots by several local and overseas organizations, according to the report. VTV said those anti-government organizations have repeated their old trick of creating new pages on Facebook to attract public attention and lure participants to their conspiracies. Some of those pages are ‘Cuu lay bien’ (Save the Sea) created by the so-called ‘Hoi anh em dan chu’ (Society of Democratic Brothers); ‘Cuu bien – Cuu … [Read more...]

LH-FF team’s Lac Hong University won Robocon 2016

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After six days of exciting and atractive competition, in the everning of May 14, at Ninh Binh gymnasium, Vietnam Television coordinated with Minh Binh provincial People's Committee and Toyota Motor Vietnam Company to close Robocon final round in 2016 with the topic "research clean energy." LH-FF team (Lac Hong University) excellently won 31 other teams and achieved first prize and became representatives of Vietnam attend the regional contest in Thailand in the coming August. According to the organization Board, the contest closely reflected the level of the team, most of the participating teams had relatively equal levels, expressed through each attractive round. In addition to the first prize was awarded to LH-FF team (Lac Hong University), the organization Board also awarded second prize for LH-ACE team (Lac Hong University), and two third prize to two teams, such as SVI-02 team (University of Tran Dai Nghia) and LH-F team (Lac Hong University). Organization Bard also awarded … [Read more...]

Lac Hong University named winner of Robocon Vietnam 2016

The Lac Hong University’s LH-FF won the Robocon Vietnam 2016

The Lac Hong University’s LH-FF team successfully overcame 31 other competitors to become winner at the Robocon Vietnam 2016 final, which took place in the northern province of Ninh Binh on May 14. The university had three teams entering the final round. The LH-ACE ranked second while the LH-F team shared the third prize with a team of the Tran Dai Nghia University . The organsing board also presented several awards for outstanding teams at the final, including prizes for creative team, and eco robot. The 2016 Robocon Vietnam is the 15th of its kind held so far in Vietnam. The winner will represent Vietnam at the Asian Pacific Robot Contest (ABU) which is scheduled for August in Thailand . The 2016 Robocon Vietnam competition themed "Finding Green Energy" was co-organised by the Vietnam Television and the Toyota Vietnam, seeing the competition among 79 teams from 20 universities and colleges nationwide. Thirty two best teams were selected for the final round. … [Read more...]

VTV fined for broadcasting false news report

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National broadcaster Vietnam Television (VTV) has been given a fine of over USD2,000 for airing false information in a recent show. The Ministry of Information and Communications on Friday issued a decision to impose a fine of VND50 million (US$2,330) on VTV for giving false information about the vegetable farmers in Thanh Hoa Province in a morning show on May 3. A scene in the news report which showed a farmer using a broom to sweep over the vegetables VTV was also required to apologise to the farmers in Vinh Thanh Commune, Vinh Loc District for the negative information in the programme which has badly affected the vegetable sales of local people. In the Morning Coffee Show on May 3, VTV3 channel broadcast a news report on vegetable cultivation in Vinh Thanh Commune, which featured a farmer using a broom to sweep over the vegetables. The farmer then explained that would make the vegetable look like having been eaten by insects and make her customers believe that her vegetables … [Read more...]

Vietnam Television criticized for fake news story about ‘dishonest farmers’

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A scene from the controversial news story aired on VTV earlier this month National broadcaster Vietnam Television on Monday admitted that a recent news story about dishonest farming practices was staged by one of its reporters. The report about a vegetable farming village in the central province of Thanh Hoa was aired on May 3 and has since upset many farmers. In the report, a local farmer was shown using a large broom to sweep over green plants. The absurd practice was meant to create marks and holes on the leaves, to trick consumers into thinking that the farmer did not use any chemicals to kill pests and worms, the report claimed. After the story was aired, farmers at the village criticized the broadcaster, often known as VTV, for being unethical. They said the reporter, Pham Thi Phuong, staged the whole thing and created a fake news story that has damaged the reputation and business of the whole village. "She came to us and said she would help us introduce our good farming … [Read more...]

Central fishermen supported with over VND1.4 billion

The enterprise will also offer handie-talkies to some fishing boats, scholarships to fishermen's children, and financial aid to disadvantaged fishermen. Through the Golden Heart Fund of Vietnam Television, Long Hai Co., Ltd. has sent over VND1.2 billion to support fishermen in coastal areas and islands facing difficulties in fishing equipment. The company has also handed over VND200 million to the Central Natural Disaster Prevention Support Fund to assist fishermen in four provinces of Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, and Thua Thien-Hue suffering losses because of the death of sea-fish and inability to go out to sea. A representative of the company said in the coming time, the enterprise will offer handie-talkies to some fishing boats, scholarships to fishermen's children, and financial aid to disadvantaged fishermen. (HaiDuongnews) … [Read more...]

Vietnam Television apologizes for falsified story on dishonest veggie farmers

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Vietnam’s state broadcaster has issued a public apology and suspended one of its reporters for fabricating a TV report accusing farmers in a northern province of using dishonest tricks to grow pesticide-free vegetables. Vietnam Television (VTV) said in a press release late Wednesday that Pham Thi Phuong, an intern reporter, had been suspended for "unethical journalism" in producing the made-up story. The coverage, titled "The Broom That Sweeps the Vegetables," was aired during the May 3 daily morning show on VTV3 and intended to raise a false alarm on a dishonest trick farmers in Vinh Thanh Commune of Vinh Loc District in Thanh Hoa Province use to grow veggies. The report says farmers in the area use coconut brooms to sweep over the vegetables, leaving holes in their leaves to make them "look as if they were destroyed by worms," implying that they used pesticides in the cultivation process but did not want consumers to know. The controversial report of VTV Strange as … [Read more...]

Vietnam journalist stabbed during undercover reporting

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A file photo of the headquarters of the Vietnam Television in Hanoi Police in the northern province of Thai Nguyen are investigating a local man accused of attacking a journalist who was secretly filming activities inside a tea farm on Sunday. Nguyen Duy Tung, 26, turned himself in right after he stabbed Trinh Luu Tuan in his arm. The reporter, 37, is in stable condition. Tuan and his colleague Phung Van Dinh, both investigative journalists of national broadcaster Vietnam Television (VTV), were sent to the province to report undercover on the tea industry focusing on several farms, a VTV representative said Tuesday. The two journalists pretended to be tea buyers and visited a farm owned by Tung’s father on Sunday afternoon. Tuan secretly filmed how tea leaves were processed with a small camera hidden inside a pack of cigarettes. Tung caught him and demanded he hand over the camera. After Tuan refused to do so, Tung attacked the reporter and stabbed him. The two … [Read more...]

National television reporter assaulted in northern Vietnam

An investigative reporter from Vietnamese state television was assaulted with a knife on Sunday while conducting an undercover investigation into a tea manufacturer in the northeastern province of Thai Nguyen. A senior police officer of Dai Tu District in Thai Nguyen confirmed to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on Tuesday that his department had received a report of assault from Trinh Luu Tuan, 37, and Phung Van Dinh, 32, who claimed to be reporters at VTV24 News Channel under national broadcaster Vietnam Television (VTV). According to the report, Tuan and Dinh disguised themselvesas tea dealers on Sunday to investigate a suspected unhygienic tea processing facility at the private home of Nguyen Anh M. in Hung Son Town, Dai Tu District, Thai Nguyen. While Tuan filmed the process with a camera hidden inside a pack of cigarettes, M.’s son Nguyen Duy Tung discovered their subterfuge and demanded that Tuan remove the camera, which he refused. Tung then reportedly picked up a knife … [Read more...]