The Vietnam News Agency will be hosting the 44th Executive Board Meeting of the Organisation of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA) in Hà Nội from April 18-20, the theme of which is “For a professional and innovative journalism”. Vietnam News Agency reporters talk to OANA President and leaders of other OANA news media outlets members about the need to keep up with modern trends and improve product quality. Aslan Aslanov , Chairman of the Board, Azerbaijan State News Agency (AZERTAC), OANA President As OANA chair, AZERTAC has put forward a package of proposals in this regard. We held broad discussions on the issue at the Executive Board meeting in Tehran too. A large part of these proposals is related to the transformation of OANA into a more modern organisation. We made a proposal to establish a permanent general secretariat to ensure more flexible management of the organisation. The list of proposals also includes the establishment of … [Read more...] about OANA 44: For a professional and innovative journalism
Negative sides of social media
The video, which also shows Widodo dressed in a red zip-up jacket and jeans chatting about family life and the pressures of running the world's third-largest democracy, was the brainchild of a backroom team that has become a vital part of his campaign for re-election on April 17. The team, comprised mainly of people in their 20s, has a sleek, high-rise office in central Jakarta. On a recent visit, Reuters saw the team's data of social media activity on the Indonesian presidential election displayed on LED screens covering one wall of a conference room. Widodo's aides say the team uses the data to determine the pop-culture references that the president will make in his next speech - he's done "Games of Thrones" and the "Avengers" already - or the sneakers he might wear to an event to appeal to young voters. Widodo's sons also sometimes advise him on outfits or speeches, according to one senior campaign aide. Millennials - those aged 17-35 – account for over one third of … [Read more...] about With holograms and breakdancing, a battle for Indonesia’s youth vote
In order to remove the deadlock in Brexit talks, UK Prime Minister Theresa May and some UK leaders have recently carried out continuous “shuttle diplomacy” activities to Europe in search of concessions from the bloc. However, the UK seems to have encountered a tough “steadfast wall” from the EU leaders. EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said that negotiations on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU now require a “decision” rather than “extra time”. Barnier emphasised the aforementioned message as he answered Europe 1 radio station. “We need decisions more than we need time actually, and everyone should be responsible for this”. The head of the EU negotiating team also confirmed that now the responsibility belongs to the UK and “London needs to take the consequences from its decisions”. The EU has repeatedly expressed its views on the Brexit negotiations. Recently, Reuters news agency cited the … [Read more...] about The UK at high risk of leaving the EU without a deal
Price Waterhouse Cooper’s (PwC) 2018 Global Economic Crime and Fraud Survey in Vietnam finds that 52% of Vietnamese enterprises had experienced economic crime in the past two years. This is the first PwC survey in Vietnam. According to the survey, this crime rate is higher than the average in Asia-Pacific's 46% and the global rate of 49%. Even though 40% of the asked people said they hadn't encountered any criminals, it's highly likely that the crimes just haven't been exposed yet. The most common crime in Vietnam is embezzlement with 40% votes and bribes and corruption with 36%. 11% of the asked people don't know or don't want to say. About 53% of the criminals in major cases are insiders with 61% of them are low-level or middle-level managers. 32% of the surveyed said they suffered more than USD100,000 in damage not to mention damage to reputation and business relations. Marcus Paciocco from PwC Vietnam said some measurable financial losses included legal costs or actual loss … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 21/11
Dr. Đỗ Văn Quân from the Việt Nam Academy of Social Sciences talks to Khoa học & Đời sống (Science & Life) newspaper on how to utilise social network properly. Trương Quang Nghĩa, Secretary of the Đà Nẵng City Party Committee has recently said that nowadays many Government officials have shied away from social networks, especially Facebook. As a researcher on the role of social counter-arguments on the mass media, how do you respond to this? I highly appreciated what Nghĩa has said. This is an indication that he has acknowledged the role of social networks in our society nowadays. It is undisputable that social network nowadays is a fruit of the civilisation of mankind. And that trend will become more and more popular in the fourth industrial revolution. All rank and file people have opportunities to approach the trend and be influenced by it. In my opinion, in our society, a group of … [Read more...] about Should Government officials use the social network?