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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WAM Executive Director Mohamed Alrayssi (L) in an interview (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Given the context of the widespread development of fake news causing negative effects on society, members of the Organisation of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA) have underlined the importance of taking drastic measures to deal with the issue. Mohamed Alrayssi, Executive Director of the Emirates News Agency (WAM), advised news agencies to increase speed and accuracy in order to better inform the public, thus helping boost their trust in the news sources. He shared that WAM conducts annual surveys to see how much trust readers hold in it, as well as tries to publish news faster and answer all questions that audiences are looking for in the news so as to build up the agency’s relationship with the public. Nur Cahya Aryani, head of the International News Division under Indonesia’s ANTARA news agency, said that combating fake news is one of the most important tasks of a … [Read more...] about OANA 44: Fighting fake news an important task for news agencies
First Deputy Director General of Russia’s TASS news agency Mikhail Gusman stressed that it is time to use every advantage to develop mechanisms in the fight against fake news. The first step will 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 news,” along with legal arguments and regulations. According to Gusman, the OANA is not only a venue for news agencies to share experience, but also to make important decisions affecting the stability of the global information space. When TASS assumed the OANA Chairmanship, a code of professionalism ethics for OANA was issued with the support of the Australian Associated Press (AAP), which dictates responsibility for the correctness of information, including news, photos, and videos, and bans the publication of news that could promote the activities of terror groups. Photo: The Guardian … [Read more...] about OANA 44: Asia-Pacific news agencies share experience to combat fake news
The central bank last week net injected VNĐ250 billion into the market. - VNA/VNS PhotoViet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Liquidity in the banking system is getting tighter, causing interest rates on the inter-bank market to surge. Statistics from the State Bank of Việt Nam (SBV) showed that rates for all terms on the market have recently increased. On Wednesday, the overnight rate skyrocketed to 4.44 per cent per year, up 0.74 percentage points against the previous day and 1.26 percentage points against last Friday. The overnight rate was even higher than the one-month and two-month deposit rate of 4.4 per cent per year listed at Vietcombank. Interest rates for one-week loans also surged by 0.2 and 0.55 percentage points against the previous day and last Friday, respectively. However, inter-bank transactions during the day declined by more than 30 per cent against the previous day to VNĐ15.71 trillion (US$671 million). Last week, the rates also increased by … [Read more...] about Overnight rate skyrockets to 4.44%
Norwegian solar companies seek cooperation opportunity in Vietnam A group of Norway’s leading solar companies attended a Norwegian Solar Seminar in Hanoi on October 15 to look for cooperation opportunities with local partners in the solar energy sector. The event is co-organized by Royal Norwegian Embassy and Power Engineering Consulting Joint Stock Company 1 (PECC1), under the Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) with the attendance of Norweiginan Ambassador designate, Ms Grete Lochen, Commercial Counsellor Mr Harald Naevdal, General Director of EVN PECC1 Mr Pham Nguyen Hung, representatives from the Ministry of Industry and Trade, and over 70 participants from the EVN and its subsidiaries, independent power plant owners, construction companies, private investors from Vietnam and Laos, suppliers and consultants and other stakeholders. At the seminar, an energy consultant of the World Bank presents an overview of Vietnam’s solar energy, highlighting the achievements of … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 19/10