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Parliament hits small screens nation-wide with own channel

Update: January, 07/2015 - 08:49
Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung and other officials at the launching ceremony of the National Assembly TV channel in Ha Noi yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Nhan Sang
HA NOI (VNS) — The National Assembly TV channel was officially launched yesterday to mark the 69th anniversary of Viet Nam's first general election on January 6.

National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung, Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Bac Son and other officials from the Government and the NA were among those in attendance.

The channel was established following a meeting of the NA Standing Committee on May 2013 and the Voice of Vietnam was asked to work with the NA Office to establish the legislative body's TV channel.

The channel will focus on information related to the NA activities, its committees, Standing Committee and activities of local NA delegation and provincial committee for viewers across the country and the Vietnamese diaspora world-wide.

Head of the NA Office, Nguyen Hanh Phuc, said the establishment of the new channel would increase coverage of NA activities and act as an official media outlet for the parliament.

Phuc also said that the channel would be an important bridge between the legislature and voters, helping communicate Party and State policies to the public more effectively.

The channel, which will broadcast 24/7, has opened with more than 200 reporters, editors and technical staff. Besides general newscasts and live reporting, it will also air special programmes on NA's interactions with voters, profiling exemplar NA members and other topics of interest. — VNS

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