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Ministry revokes journalist’s press card

Update: July, 07/2016 - 13:00
The reporter card that Sơn gave his collaborators. — Photo vnmedia.vn
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HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Information and Communications has revoked the press card of Lê Trường Sơn, deputy-in-chief of Doanh nghiệp và Trang trại Việt Nam (Việt Nam Business and Farm) Magazine.

The action was taken after Sơn violated journalism practice.

A decision signed by Minister Trương Minh Tuấn yesterday said Sơn gave reporter cards to collaborators of his magazine. The reporter cards were found to be designed similar to the press card -- printed with the national emblem -- which can be issued only by the ministry.

The ministry’s decision was based on the 1998 Press Law and the Government Decree No 51, issued in 2002, that regulates the implementation of the Press Law.

Tuấn ordered the magazine to withdraw Sơn’s press card and return it to the ministry’s Press Department before July 20. — VNS

 

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