Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam (first row, middle) and delegates pose for a photo at the opening of the 44th Executive Board Meeting of the Organisation of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA) in Hà Nội yesterday. The meeting is themed 'For professional and innovative journalism'. — VNA/VNS Photo Minh Quyết HÀ NỘI — The rapid proliferation of so-called fake news had led to a decline in public trust in news media, so countries around the world needed to take drastic action to change the status quo. This was agreed by participants at the 44th Executive Board Meeting of the Organisation of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA) that officially opened in Hà Nội on Friday. This year’s event saw the attendance of 40 international delegates, including influential news agencies such as Azertac (Azerbaijan), TASS (Russia), Xinhua (China), Kyodo News (Japan), … [Read more...] about In’t partners join VN to combat fake news, build public trust
WAM Executive Director Mohamed Jalal Alrayssi grants an interview to VNA reporters on the sidelines of the 44th Executive Board Meeting of the Organisation of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA) (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam News Agency (VNA) and the Emirates News Agency (WAM) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have agreed to establish professional cooperative relations, aiming to provide the public in their respective countries with information on the political, social, economic and cultural life in the other country. This content was underlined in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on bilateral cooperation signed by VNA Director General Nguyen Duc Loi and WAM Executive Director Mohamed Jalal Alrayssi in Hanoi on April 19 within the framework of the 44th Executive Board Meeting of the Organisation of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA) hosted by the VNA. According to the MoU, the two sides agreed to exchange English news, photos, and video news on a daily basis, which … [Read more...] about Vietnam News Agency, Emirates News Agency enter professional cooperation
At the Youth Entrepreneurship Forum 2018 last month, Minister of Information and Communication Nguyen Manh Hung suggested that the Prime Minister should soon recognize English as the second official language of Vietnam to help startups reach out to the world. The proposal stirred a heated discussion on social media and prompted numerous professionals to pitch in with their views and opinions. While some welcomed the idea and supported widespread use of the language in Vietnam, others were wary of the cultural, legal and other implications of formalizing it as an official language. Everyone agreed that it was good to improve English use and fluency in the country, so the debate boiled down to whether declaring and using it as an official language was a feasible, practical option for Vietnam. Professor Chung Hoang Chuong, who has juggled teaching at the University of California and doing research in Vietnam, was optimistic about Vietnam having two official languages. Chuong, currently a … [Read more...] about English as an official language in Vietnam: would it work?
Thanh Thanh Cong Investment acquires 35 million SBT shares, lifting ownership to 32 per cent Thanh Thanh Cong Investment JSC has purchased 35 million shares in Thanh Thanh Cong - Bien Hoa JSC (SBT), lifting its ownership in the sugar manufacturer to 158.5 million shares, an equivalent of 32 per cent of SBT’s capital. The number fell short of its total registered purchase of 45 million shares. Shares in SBT were trading at around VND20,000-22,000 (US$0.90) on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange during the purchasing time from November 16 to December 14, putting the deal value at more than VND750 billion ($32 million). Earlier in November, chairwoman of Thanh Thanh Cong Investment JSC Dang Huynh Uc My completed the purchase of 20 million shares of SBT, raising her stake to 10.6 per cent. The two shareholders have a combined stake of 42.6 per cent of the outstanding shares of SBT. In October, the company approved a plan to allow My and her affiliates to increase … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS 20/12
VietNamNet Bridge - The shortage of teachers of English in Vietnam has become so serious that some language centres are employing native English speakers without qualifications. There's a high demand for learning English in Vietnam News reports of foreign travelers who work as English teachers in Vietnam to earn money for their tours have recently appeared in foreign newspapers. Most recently, ABC News reported that Australian travelers teach English overseas, including China and Vietnam, without necessary qualifications. The “native English teachers” have different nationalities, but they are all considered “westerners” because they have white faces and are hired by foreign language centers. The wages they receive in Vietnam are high enough for them to fund their trips throughout Vietnam. The “native English teachers” have different nationalities, but they are all considered “westerners” because they have white faces and are hired … [Read more...] about Vietnam faces shortage of native English-speaking teachers