The press must truly become a bridge between the Party, the State and the people, guiding and motivating the people to follow the Party and State's guidelines and policies, said Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha.
He made the request during a meeting held in Hanoi on June 20 by the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Information and Education, the Ministry of Information and Communications, the Vietnam Journalists’ Association (VJA) and the Radio the Voice of Vietnam (VOV), on the occasion of the 98th anniversary of the Vietnam Revolutionary Press Day (June 21).
At the event.
The Deputy PM urged the press to fulfill its role as a sharp communication tool to popularise policies effectively, an efficient means of social supervision and criticism, and a broad social forum to enable the people to exercise their right to democracy and their role of social mastery, supervision and criticism.
Conveying his heartfelt gratitude to all journalists and the press nationwide for their proactive, positive, and dedicated support of the Government, he wished that the press would continue fueling even stronger aspirations, resilience and determination in every citizen and business, encouraging and motivating the spirit of innovation, contributing to successfully achieving the socio-economic development goals this year.
At the event, VJA Standing Vice Chairman Nguyen Duc Loi lauded many press agencies, journalist associations and unions for actively responding to the campaign on building a cultural environment in press agencies in connection with studying and following the thought, ethics and lifestyle of President Ho Chi Minh, with effective and practical models from the central to local levels.
Head of the Commission for Information and Education Nguyen Trong Nghia, for his part, stressed that the Party, the State, and the entire society always pay attention to the press, while recognising the role, mission, and significant contributions of the press in the field of information and communications.
The press agencies need maintain and uphold their pioneering and key role in communication work, working as a sharp ideological weapon of the Party and State in any stage of the country, he said, reminding them to build meticulous and thorough communication plans in preparation for the organisation of Party congresses at all levels and the 14th National Party Congress.
Additionally, greater emphasis should be placed on cultivating a cultural environment within the press agencies, he said.
The meeting also discussed a plan on preparations for the 100th anniversary of the Vietnam Revolutionary Press Day in 2025.