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Exhibition marks 150 years of press

Update: April, 18/2015 - 10:33
HA NOI (VNS)  — An exhibition on old Vietnamese publications will take place in Ha Noi today to celebrate the 150-year anniversary of the Vietnamese language press.

The event will explain the start and development of the Vietnamese press since the publication of Gia Dinh, the first Vietnamese newspaper, in Sai Gon on April 15, 1865.

Popular newspapers and magazines printed between 1865 and 1954 will be on display with presentations from their private collectors.

Translator Pham Xuan Nguyen, researcher Lai Nguyen An and writer Nguyen Truong Quy will also hold a talk show today on the Vietnamese language press. They will discuss the role of press in the nation's history – especially documents printed in the romanised-Vietnamese script, which was introduced to Viet Nam by Priest Alexandre de Rhodes in 1865.

The exhibition will run until Tuesday at the Ha Noi Library, 47 Ba Trieu Street in Ha Noi.

The online forum, the Dong Tay Culture and Language Centre and the Ha Noi Library organised the exhibition. — VNS

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