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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The Hanoitimes - Digitalization is an opportunity for Vietnam to leapfrog and become an industrialized nation very soon. Digitalization – the best way to help Vietnam obtain SDGs, UNDP says It’s time for Vietnam to use ICT for better accessibility to public sector Vietnam has experienced more than two decades of connecting to the Internet and joined the race of digital transformation around the globe. Illustrative photo Connected to the Internet in 1997, Vietnam has demonstrated a fast change in socio-economic development to rank itself among the 20 countries with the largest numbers of Internet users in the world. Vietnam has witnessed a steep rise in Internet, smartphone, and social media adoption in the last decade. As one of the fastest growing economies in the region, the country is intent on maximizing the opportunities presented by the Fourth Industrial Revolution, with e-government initiatives located at the heart of the public sector … [Read more...] about How digitalization transforms Vietnam?
Vietnam’s low participation rate in banking provides challenges and opportunities for the growing fintech sector So what is it about fintech in Vietnam? Duong Nguyen, financial services and IT advisory leader at EY Vietnam, analyses the situation. Duong Nguyen To have and have not Only 59 per cent of Vietnam’s population have a formal bank account, while the rest have no access to banking services. Due to these relatively low financial inclusion rates, Vietnam is among the 25 priority countries on which the World Bank is focusing its financial inclusion efforts through the “Universal Financial Access (UFA) by 2020” initiative, which seeks to bring two billion unbanked people into the formal financial system. Since 2016, the State Bank of Vietnam has been partnering with the World Bank on a comprehensive approach to financial inclusion, which will result in a national financial inclusion strategy towards a cashless economy. Considering this, can we … [Read more...] about How Vietnam will adapt to the fintech revolution
Sex toys, infidelity and penis size are generally hush hush topics in conservative Cambodia, but not on a taboo-busting video blog called "A Dose of Cath" that unabashedly wrestles with the risqué, drawing both applause and abuse in the patriarchal country. Hosted on Facebook, the show by a 23-year-old Cambodian woman tackles the finer points of sex education, women's health and gender imbalances in a country where the #MeToo movement has barely registered. A recent episode on a well-known 19th-century Cambodian poem that used to be taught in schools and advises women not to laugh too loudly gained nearly 350,000 views. The videos feature Catherine Harry, the pen name of the self-described feminist who featured in Forbes' 2018 "30 under 30" list of outstanding leaders and entrepreneurs in Asia. Having ditched her birth name more than 10 years ago, Cath is following in the footsteps of other Cambodian writers and media personalities turning to blogs and social media to make a name … [Read more...] about Sex, gender and social change: Cambodian blogger tackles taboos
Mandalay Highland story Myanmar is famous for golden pagodas The Pyin Oo Lwin Highland in Mandalay province is Myanmar’s major flower and vegetable production hub thanks to its cool weather and ideal georaphic location. The affluence of Pyin Oo Lwin Highland reminds one of Myanmar’s richness in the past. The military coup in 1962 destroyed Myanmar but the country has strongly recovered since 2016 when the US lifted its embargo after 19 years. However, it is not easy to achieve rapid economic development with 70 per cent of the population working as farmers. San San Yi is a farmer and would like to change her life but has had to struggle for many years with her eight-hectare flower farm. Her lack of technology knowledge has hindered Yi’s efforts to learn new things like how to install and operate a water-efficient irrigation system or measuring the fertility of the land. Everything has changed since she accepted an invitation to trial a smart farming app … [Read more...] about Viettel brings Industry 4.0 to change life in land of golden pagodas