HÀ NỘI — Journalists must be cautious when writing about sensitive issues such as human rights, HoàngVĩnh Bảo, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications said today at a conference in Hà Nội.
The conference, hosted by Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC), was aimed to provide journalists with information on human rights and encourage high-quality journalism and columns on the issue.
The October conference focused on how Việt Nam has implemented global conventions against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading punishments.
Journalists should stay up-to-date, comprehensively understand legal documents and report precisely to avoid counter-effective work, MIC Deputy Minister Bảo said.
“News people need to discern which news is precise and neccessary. Online newspapers, in particular, should filter readers’comments for the sake of the community,” he said.
The deputy minister also urged authorised agencies to work better with news organisations by actively providing information inquired by journalists.
Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Trần Anh Tuấn also responded to journalists’ questions related to the draft Law on Associations which has been debated by National Assembly this week.— VNS