Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc delivers a speech at a ceremony held in Hà Nội on Friday to celebrate 70 years since the first issue of the Nhân Dân (People) newspaper. VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất
HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc attended and delivered a speech at a ceremony held in Hà Nội Thursday to celebrate 70 years since the first issue of the Nhân Dân (People) newspaper, the official organ of the Party Central Committee.
Addressing the event, PM Phúc expressed his wish that Nhân Dân journalists and reporters will continue honing their mettle, professionalism, ethics, and creativity while updating modern journalism trends, so that the newspaper is always worthy of being the Party's political and ideological flag on the nation’s press front.
Congratulating the paper on its achievements, the Government leader said concerted efforts by the entire Party, people and army, especially the revolutionary press and the newspaper, are needed to successfully implement the 13th National Party Congress’s Resolution.
He requested the newspaper's journalists to press ahead with performing their tasks assigned in the Politburo’s Decision 155 issued in December 2012.
Accordingly, the newspaper needs to focus on disseminating the content of the Resolution as well as the role of science-technology and innovation in its implementation.
To be effective, information provided by Nhân Dân must be better updated, with more analysis, commentary and predictions on major local and international events, meeting information demand and orienting public opinions amid the current digital information era, Phúc said.
He also asked personnel at the newspaper to frequently work to improve their capacity to meet increasing journalism requirements.
Also at the event, Editor-in-chief Thuận Hữu read the congratulatory letter Party General Secretary and State President Nguyễn Phú Trong sent to the newspaper on this occasion.
In 1951, amid the resistance war against French colonialists, the second National Party Congress in Kim Bình commune of northern Tuyên Quang Province decided to launch Nhân Dân, replacing Sự Thật (Truth) newspaper.
The daily is currently a multimedia press agency, focusing on raising public awareness of Party building; the fight against corruption and wastefulness; manifestations of degradation in political thoughts, self-evolution and self-transformation; as well as wrongful and distorted allegations by hostile forces and political opportunists. — VNS