The Information and Communications Minister Trương Minh Tuấn has appealed to the media to focus more on reporting about human right issues in Việt Nam.— Photo infonet.vn
HÀ NỘI – The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has appealed to the media to focus more on reporting about human right issues in Việt Nam.
Speaking at a conference held yesterday in Hà Nội to mark the launch of a communication initiative on human rights publication, MIC Minister Trương Minh Tuấn asked the media to play more a cooperative and active role in reporting on the issue.
He said the provision of timely, adequate and accurate information about both violations and the protection of human rights in the country via mass media should help boost people’s awareness and at the same time promote their participation in the area.
Tuấn urged authorities of all levels, particularly those in localities, to create all favourable conditions for local people to implement their human rights and timely report any violations to the media.
Việt Nam has made continuous progress in the promotion of human rights as well as in efforts to realise international commitments on the issue over the past decades.
The country has signed and ratified seven out of the nine core UN human rights treaties, including the Convention on the Rights of the Child, of which the country was the first nation in Asia and second in the world to sign, together with the two latest conventions on the rights of persons with disabilities and the prohibition of torture.
It is now a member of the Human Rights Council and has been contributing to protecting and advancing the value of human rights in a direct, responsible and constructive manner through its membership on the United Nations Human Rights Council from 2014 to 2016. —VNS