The new version of the news portal of Vietnam News Agency (VNA) was launched at http://www.vnanet.vn (international address) and http://www.ttxvn.vn (Vietnamese address) on June 21.— VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — The new version of the news portal of Vietnam News Agency (VNA) was launched at http://www.vnanet.vn (international address) and http://www.ttxvn.vn (Vietnamese address) on June 21.
Addressing the launching ceremony in Hà Nội, VNA Director General Nguyễn Đức Lợi said that many stories and a diversity of news have been provided by VNA online for a long time, attracting both domestic and foreign readers.
However, the news provision system lacks consistency in content, technical platforms and format, and lacks a system to manage the common services of those websites, he said.
To enhance the effectiveness of multimedia information products, VNA has developed a system for distributing multimedia news. This system gathers all information products of VNA units so as to form an official information source with diverse content.
He stressed that the launch of the portal marks a new milestone in reforming VNA journalists’ mindset and methods of information product distribution. The portal is a bridge linking VNA’s multimedia information production system with the public.
He asked VNA’s technique centre to continue working with partners and units to administer the portal, ensure absolute information security and regularly update the website’s content and features to facilitate users’ access.
Meanwhile, VNA units should capitalise on this portal’s tools and introduce it to other press agencies, clients and readers.
The portal is a gateway to existing online newspapers and news websites of VNA and also a common platform for operations of VNA units.
VNA is the official State news provider of the Socialist Republic of Việt Nam.
It is a media complex consisting of 32 affiliates, including news units providing source news for domestic and foreign media outlets. VNA also has various publication and press bodies with 10 news sources, along a television channel, a publishing house, five news support centres, and two printing, trade and services companies.
Boasting a network of 63 representative offices in all cities and provinces nationwide, and 30 overseas representative offices across the five continents, VNA has a strong contingent of reporters and editors working all over the country and in most of the key locations around the world. — VNS