VNA Vice Director General Le Quoc Minh speaks at the meeting (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The 44th Executive Board Meeting of the Organisation of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA), hosted by the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) in Hanoi from April 18-20, has highlighted the important role played by professional journalism in the context of the emergence of social media and challenges posed by it. With the theme “For a professional and innovative journalism”, the event has focused discussion on how to effectively deal with fake news and how to regain public trust with this context in mind. Due to the fast development of social media, the role of journalists is changing. They are no longer the sole source of breaking news and their responsibility has extended to the verification of information being shared amongst the public. They are depended on to validate and analyse information, as well as help the public find what they need to know. According to VNA … [Read more...] about OANA 44: How to deal with fake news in modern journalism?
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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
Illustrative image (Source:The Inquisitr) Hanoi (VNA) – In the context that websites and social media are flooded with unverified information, members of the Organisation of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA) shared experience in regaining trust in mainstream news on the occasion of the 44th OANA Executive Board Meeting hosted by the Vietnam News Agency in Hanoi from April 18-20. To verify information circulating on the Internet and make it useful for its news coverage, Kyodo News of Japan created the “D-Watch team” in 2012, which is in charge of monitoring various websites and social media, like Facebook and Twitter, every day from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. and regularly reports to its News Department’s nerve centre, called the News Centre, about newsworthy information. If the News Centre judges that it is better to cover something, based on information from the D-Watch team, the centre will instruct news sections to send reporters to the spot where the news is … [Read more...] about OANA news agencies share experience to regain trust in mainstream news
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
Viet Nam News NGHỆ AN — The People’s Court of the central province of Nghệ An on Tuesday upheld a lower court’s verdict, sentencing Hoàng Đức Bình to seven years in prison on the charge of “resisting on-duty officials” and another seven years for “abusing the rights to democracy and freedom to infringe on the interests of the State, and legitimate rights and interests of organisations and citizens.” The sentence was made in line with points c and d, clause 2, Article 257; clause 2, Article 258 and Article 50 of the 2015 Penal Code. The jail term was counted from May 15, 2017 when Bình was put in temporary detention. Bình, born in 1983, residing in Hưng Trung Commune, Hưng Nguyên District of the central province Nghệ An, joined a number of ‘politically reactionary’ organisations, associations and groups such as “NoU Saigon,” and “Phong … [Read more...] about Nghệ An court upholds 14-year jail term for man provoking social disturbances