From June 17-18, 1989, the Vietnam News Agency organised the 10th OANA Executive Board Meeting, the 10th Technical Group Meeting and the sixth Editorial Workshop. VNA/VNS File Photo HÀ NỘI — Members of the Organisation of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA) agreed that it’s time to use every advantage to develop mechanisms in the fight against fake news, and all media outlets should not compromise truth, accuracy and accountability for speed. Given the context that fake news is spreading and harming nations, the Bahrain News Agency (BNA) affirmed that it does not compromise in its quest for honest reporting of the events in the country and around the world. First Deputy Director General of Russia’s TASS news agency Mikhail Gusman said that the first step would be forming close ties among news agencies, possibly in a traditional alliance like the OANA, he suggested, stressing on the need to give a clear definition of “fake … [Read more...] about OANA members commit to fight fake news with modern technology
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Representatives of OANA member agencies posed for a group photo at the 16th OANA General Assembly in Baku, Azerbaijan, in November 2016, which discussed measures to address challenges facing modern media. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Members of the Organisation of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA) have shared their experience, particularly the use of up-to-date technology, in addressing challenges facing modern press, on the occasion of the 44th OANA Executive Board Meeting in Hanoi from April 18-20. According to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) of Iran, in response to the latest trends among the audience and taking technological developments into consideration, IRNA has increased its active engagement in the web and social networks through its multimedia services. From April 2018 to March 2019, in a period of 11 months, the agency has published 125,208 photo frames, including both photo reports and images that are attached to news articles. IRNA published 2,881 videos … [Read more...] about OANA news agencies optimise modern technology in information supply
VNA Director General Nguyen Duc Loi (R) worked with OANA President Aslan Aslanov while attending the 43rd Executive Board Meeting of OANA in 2018 (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam News Agency (VNA) is one of the most active members in modernising the website of the Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA), and is an example to other agencies, according to President of the organization Aslan Aslanov. He made the remarks in a recent interview with VNA reporters on the occasion of the 44th Executive Board Meeting of OANA, which will be hosted by the VNA in Hanoi on April 18-20, under the theme “For a professional and innovative journalism”. The following is the full text of the interview. Reporter: We all know that innovation in the press is constant, and each news agency needs to keep up with modern trends and improve product quality. However, these efforts should not be made by only member news agencies. What measures should OANA take to support the … [Read more...] about Vietnam News Agency – an example in modernisation of OANA’s website
Viet Nam News By Sri Lankan Ambassador Hasanthi Urugodawatte Dissanayake Sri Lanka is the essence of a people renowned for their hospitality, stunning landscapes, rich biodiversity and a wealth of incredible, immersive experiences on offer for travellers. Within a mere area of 65,610sq.km lie eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 1,330km of coastline - much of its pristine beach, 15 national parks showcasing an abundance of wildlife, nearly 202,343ha of lush tea plantations, 101,171 of botanical gardens, 350 waterfalls, 25,000 water bodies, and a culture that extends back over 2,500 years, with well-preserved archaeological monuments, mostly from the country’s Buddhist heritage, one of the world’s most scenic rail routes. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the year 2019 is marked with many remarkable milestones for Sri Lanka’s tourism industry, with Lonely Planet naming Sri Lanka as the top country for travel and recognising Colombo City, the commercial capital … [Read more...] about 2019 Sri Lanka: where all roads lead to!
“Sri Lanka has made impressive gains in ensuring access to and quality of health services for all,” said ADB Social Sector Specialist Mr. Brian Chin. “But challenges remain, including a dramatic increase in noncommunicable diseases, which are causing a surge in demand for health services and rises in costs. The ADB project will operationalize the government’s policy to strengthen the delivery of high quality primary health services, particularly reaching vulnerable groups.”During the period of the Millennium Development Goals (1990–2015), life expectancy has increased in Sri Lanka while maternal and infant mortality have fallen. Most diseases preventable by vaccines are at near elimination stage with immunization coverage at more than 99%. Sri Lanka has also been free from polio since 1994 and malaria and filariasis since 2016.But there has been a dramatic increase in noncommunicable diseases, driven by lifestyle, social, economic, and demographic … [Read more...] about Sri Lanka enhances its health system