Journalists should be fully aware of responsibilities as well as obligations to the people as part of their distinctive profession so as to come up with honest, impartial news information with respect to the truth.
Dinh The Huynh, Chairman of the Vietnam Journalists’ Association, made the remarks at a seminar in Hanoi on June 18 to discuss professionalism in the modern press.
He urged journalists to hold on the profession’s ethics along with updating their pool of knowledge constantly by immersing themselves into every social activity so their pens can be further sharpened when dealing with major practical issues that arise in the country.
“The Vietnamese press is always essential means of public communication and a forum of the people and it serves social progress and justice,” affirmed Huynh, who is also Politburo member, Secretary of the Party Central Committee and Head of its Commission for Popularisation and Education.
The participants heard 10 presentations as well as discussions touching upon various aspects of professionalism of the modern press.
The seminar was co-organised by the Vietnam Journalists’ Association and the Academy of Journalism and Communication to mark the 86th anniversary of Vietnam revolutionary press (June 21).