Journalist congress looks at achievements and sets goals

Update: August, 07/2015 - 09:48
President of the Viet Nam Journalist Association (VJA) delivers speech to open the 10th VJA Congress today in Ha Noi. — VNA/VNS Photo Minh Quyet

HA NOI (VNS) — More than 500 delegates from the Viet Nam Journalist Association (VJA) will attend the 10th VJA Congress from today to Sunday, VJA Vice Standing Chairman Ha Minh Hue said in a press conference yesterday.

The Congress will look back at the association's accomplishments during the 2010-2015 working term and honour its contributions building press firms and protecting the country, Hue said.

Delegates would also discuss VJA's shortcomings and set goals, tasks and solutions for the next tenure from 2015-2020, he said. About 30 representatives registered to speak at presentations on journalism ethics, journalists' rights and the impact of social media on journalism, among others.

Fifty-seven new candidates were also nominated for the next tenure of the VJA Executive Board to keep up with the growing number of members, which rose by 5,000 people over the past five years to 22,000.

The oldest delegate, Tran Xuan Thuyet, was born in 1937 and the youngest, Do Thi Phuong Lan, was born in 1986. — VNS