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Hanoi pledges to be open with press

The city vows to maintain its spirit of being open and transparent to the press.

Hanoi’s authorities are expected to be more open to the press and active in providing them information.

 Secretary of the Hanoi’s Party Committee Dinh Tien Dung speaks at the meeting with media outlets on June 20. Photos: Thanh Hai/The Hanoi Times

“The Hanoi’s Party Committee would ask local agencies to be open to the press to timely response to issues raised by the public,” Secretary of the Hanoi’s Party Committee Dinh Tien Dung said on June 20.

The local authorities called on media to continue its tasks of scrutinizing  and accompanying the city’s development, Dung said at the meeting with the press on the occasion of the 97th anniversary of the Vietnamese Revolutionary Press Day (June 21).

Dung praised news agencies in disseminating the party and state’s policies and directions, especially contributing to the fight against Covid-19 in the city.

On this occasion, the leaders of  Hanoi  have extended congratulations to journalists.  

In addition, leaders of the Party Committee, the People’s Committee, the People’s Council, the Commission for Communication and Education, and the Fatherland Front congratulated news agencies located in Hanoi.

They hope the media outlets would continue their mission in disseminating the policies to seek public support.

 Overview of the meeting. 

At the meeting, General Director of the Hanoi Television Nguyen Kim Khiem requested the city’s authorities to continue facilitating news agencies in carrying both political and press missions.

Deputy editor-in-chief of the Thanh Nien Newspaper Dang Phuong Thao said the press should be considered as an important channel for scrutinizing. At the same time, the authorities should be timely and open in providing information to the press at all levels and across sectors.

Hanoi is home to more than 600 news agencies who are helping city leaders update information and convey people's voices in policymaking, as well as reflect local government performance and shortcomings.

According to the Ministry of Information and Communications, the country has more than 800 media outlets with about 50,000 people involved, including 20,000 reporters.