Some finalists of the contest send a message of using personal bottle to reduce plastic waste at the press conference on October 17. Photo courtesy of the organiser HÀ NỘI — A contest to honour the beauty and talent of female journalists and MCs has been announced in Hà Nội. The Press Green Beauty 2019 pageant is organised by the Việt Nam Television (VTV), Vietnam News Agency (VNA), and Voice of Việt Nam (VOV) to mark Vietnamese Women’s Day (October 20). “The beauty contest will tighten solidarity among media agencies and inspire creativity in the workplace,” said journalist Vũ Thị Thanh Tâm from VOV, member of the organising board. “The theme for this year’s event is environmental protection and the role and actions of journalists in environment protection.” “This is a meaningful cultural activity to honour the role and capacity of female journalists … [Read more...] about Beauty contest for journalists spreads message of environmental protection
Most of the winners of the Road to Olympia TV show leave for Australia and do not return to Vietnam. Every year, when the Road to Olympia season ends, news about the brain drain becomes a hot topic of discussion. Journalist Nguyen Nhu Mai (in red shirt) Journalist Nguyen Nhu Mai, who has been working as the advisor to ‘Road to Olympia’ for 20 years, said most of the winners leave Vietnam for Australia to study and then live after the competition. On education forums, people comment that the show gathers ‘national talents and sends the talents to Australia’. Some people criticize the competition, saying that the competition only brings benefits to Australia, not the home country. People exaggerate when calling the competitors and winners of ‘Road to Olympia’ national talents who need to be conserved, though the students are among the best from high schools of Vietnam. Mai said people exaggerate when calling the competitors and winners of … [Read more...] about Is the Road to Olympia TV show contributing to Vietnam’s brain drain?
The cover of Trong Vô Tận (Inside Infinity), a novel by Vĩnh Quyền. By Linh Do In his latest novel Trong Vô Tận (Inside Infinity), writer Vĩnh Quyền offers a sophisticated genealogy of Việt Nam which is at once familiar and also new. Like many stories of origin, Quyền’s genealogy, which was published by Trẻ Publishing House, sketches a patriarchal state built by devoted mothers and courageous fathers who fight to the death to defend their country and pass it down to their sons. This hard masculine style is characteristic of Quyền, a journalist and writer whose previous novel, Debris of Debris (Mảnh Vỡ Của Mảnh Vỡ) about post-war Việt Nam, was first written and published in English before it went on to win a second prize (in a contest without first prizes) at the Việt Nam, Writers Association’s 2011-2015 Novel Prize. Trong Vô … [Read more...] about A refined plea for nationhood
Citizen journalists are visiting a farm land in U Minh Thượng National Park in the southern province of Kiên Giang. The visit is part of a training course on CJ held by the IUCN. — VNS Photo Mai Khuyên Mai Khuyên KIÊN GIANG — About 30 citizen representatives from the Mekong (Cửu Long) River Delta have joined a citizen journalist network to empower their roles in protecting the environment and boost natural conservation. The citizens of different ages and genders include members of women unions, youth union, forest rangers and officials from three wetlands or Ramsar sites in the Mekong River Delta of U Minh Thượng National Park, Láng Sen Wetland Reserves and Phú Mỹ Reserve. Before becoming members of the mobile journalism of Việt Nam (MojoVietnam), they had a chance to attend a training course on basic journalism skills. The course was held early this … [Read more...] about Wetland communities practice citizen journalism
At the launching ceremony of the Award (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The first National Press Award for Disaster Prevention and Control 2019, themed “Mitigation of losses due to natural disasters - Proactive adaptation to climate change starting from the community”, was launched in Hanoi on October 12. The launch ceremony was jointly held by the Central Steering Committee for Disaster Prevention and Control, the Ministry of Information and Communications, the Vietnam Journalists Association and the UN Development Programme (UNDP). Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Hoang Hiep, who is also head of the award organising committee, the organisation of the award shows the important role of information work as one of the effective solutions to raise the awareness of authorities at all levels and people of reducing disaster risks. The award aims to honour and reward collectives and individuals who make practical contributions to … [Read more...] about First national press award for disaster prevention launched