National press conference launches 2018 tasks

The Committee for Information and Education of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee (CPV CC), the Ministry of Information and Communications and the Vietnam Journalists’ Association held a national press conference in Ho Chi Minh City on December 26 to review 2017’s accomplishments and launch tasks for 2018.

The national press conference in Ho Chi Minh City on December 26.
The national press conference in Ho Chi Minh City on December 26.

Speaking at the event, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Hoang Vinh Bao said press agencies have closely followed the Party guidance, supporting the country in maintaining political stability and strengthening social consensus and people’s trust in the Party, and fulfilling socio-economic, national defence-security and diplomatic tasks.

Press agencies published timely, honest, and multi-dimensional news covering all realms, serving trustworthy forums of the people. They disseminated resolutions of the Party, the National Assembly, the government and Directions of the Politburo and the Secretariat, particularly the Resolution on Party building and rectification by the fourth plenum of the 12th CPV CC.

They also covered important political activities, major celebrations, complicated and sensitive issues such as compensation for residents in the central region in wake of the marine environment incident, social security and order in the central provinces of Ha Tinh and Nghe An, and land disputes in Hanoi, the northern provinces of Thai Nguyen and Bac Ninh, as well as the East Sea issue.

Reports at the event showed that several newspapers and newswires mostly published negative issues with one-sided information, sparking social concerns.

Head of the CPV’s Committee for Information and Education Vo Van Thuong asked press agencies to popularise political tasks for 2018, with a focus on the resolutions adopted by the 12th National Party Congress, the Politburo, Secretariat and the legislature.

They were required to honour outstanding examples of fighting corruption and moral degradation, and improve political firmness and capacity of reporters and editors.