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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Trump, Kim begin second working dayInternational journalists praise host’s effortsHà Nội citizens look forward to peaceTrump tells Kim they have made progressUS President Trump meets with DPRK Chairman Kim 1.38 PM Reuters says no agreement has been reached 1.31 PM Jounalists are all waiting at the Marriot Hotel ahead of the press conference with President Trump. 1.30 PM Chairman Kim has arrived at Melia Hotel. Video is to follow. 1.27 PM The motorcade of Chairman Kim has left the Metropole Hotel. So did Trump. Both ahead of schedule. 1.23 PM President Trump is reportedly set to fly out on Air Force 1 after his press conference at Hanoi Marriot Hotel. 1.20 PM South Korean market seems to fall amid reports on potential collapse of Trump-Kim talks 1.17 PM It seems that President Trump is about to leave the Metropole hotel soon. Here is the latest tweet from David Nakamura, White House reporter … [Read more...] about BREAKING NEWS: NO AGREEMENT REACHED
The upcoming Vietnam Digital Economy Forum (VDEF) 2018 will include special sessions which focus on Vietnam’s digital economic perspectives, featuring local and international keynote speakers. The VDEF 2018, whose theme is “Challenges and strategic solutions for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” will take place on Thursday, November 1, at the Rex Hotel in District 1, HCMC. The forum is co-sponsored by the Association of Vietnam Scientists and Experts, and Quang Trung Software City, as well as by the HCMC People’s Committee. Some 20 policy makers and leading experts at home and abroad from the digital economy industry, together with 500 guests from ministries, organizations and enterprises, are expected to join this event. The Fourth Industrial Revolution has been impacting the structures that make up the foundations of the global economy and society. Every day, millions of people benefit from innovative products and … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 1/11
Vietnam fisheries int’l exhibition opens in HCM City Visitors to the Vietnam Fisheries International Exhibition (Vietfish) 2018 The Vietnam Fisheries International Exhibition (Vietfish) 2018 kicked off at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre in Ho Chi Minh City on August 22. The event attracts 233 exhibitors from 14 countries and territories, including 153 of Vietnam, showcasing aquatic products in 374 booths. The numbers of both exhibitors and booths increase by 6.8 percent and 3.6 percent, respectively, from last year. Vietfish 2018, lasting through August 24, also features many workshops discussing the market situation, production trends and other hot topics in the fisheries sector at present. Ngo Van Ich, Chairman of the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers, said over the last 20 years, Vietfish has established itself as a leading and influential fisheries exhibition in Asia as seen in the surge of exhibitors, booths and visitors. He noted … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 23/8
Mekong Capital divests from Asia ChemicalsMekong Enterprise Fund II, a unit of Mekong Capital, has completely divested from Asia Chemicals Corporation (ACC) and taken in US$8.9 million, a 2.6-fold increase over its initial investment, after a seven-year holding period.According to a press release issued by Mekong Capital on August 10, in 2011, MEF II invested US$3.8 million in ACC, which was its 10th investment, after others in Mobile World Investment Group (The Gioi Di Dong), Golden Gate, Vietnam Australia International School and International Consumer Products.However, MEF II has now divested from all of its 10 earlier investments. The divestments have helped the fund generate a gross return multiple of 4.5 and a gross internal rate of return of 22.5%.Early this year, MEF II sold five million shares at Mobile World, generating a gross return multiple of 56.9 and an IRR of 61.1%, making it one of the most successful investments in Asia.Also, the fund’s full exit from Vietnam … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 22/8