|Deputy Director of the Institute of Human Rights under the Hồ Chí Minh National Academy of Politics Nguyễn Thị Thanh Hải gives a presentation at a training workshop held in August, 2022, in northern mountainous Lai Châu Province on human rights work. — VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has issued a document asking central and local administrations to implement a project on human rights communication in Việt Nam.
Conferences should be held to popularise the project, approved in the Prime Minister's Decision 1079/QD-TTg, and direction and instructions given to press agencies to enhance communication work on human rights and counter allegations distorting the situation of human rights in Việt Nam.
Ministries, agencies and People's Committees of cities and provinces are instructed to assign units and personnel to communicate and refutation work.
There will be an inter-sectoral mechanism between the MIC, the Party Central Committee's Information and Education Commission, the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other relevant ministries and agencies to build and implement communication plans and guide ministries and provincial-level People's Committees in building their own communication plans on human rights.
The MIC will coordinate with the Ministry of Public Security to maintain monthly conferences providing updates on the issue for the press.
The MIC will also organise training courses for officials in charge of external information work, journalists at both central and local levels, and communication officers of political-social organisations.
It will guide international cooperation, launch communication awards, and supervise and assess the implementation of the decision. — VNS