Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh: We are proud and affirm that the Vietnamese revolutionary press has made an important contribution to our country’s position, potential, position and prestige as it is today.
On the afternoon of June 20, at the Government Headquarters, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh chaired a meeting with press agencies on the occasion of the 96th anniversary of the Vietnam Revolutionary Press Day (June 21, 1925-21///June 21). June 2021.
Attending the meeting were Secretary of the Party Central Committee, Head of the Central Propaganda Department Nguyen Trong Nghia; Secretary of the Party Central Committee, Deputy Prime Minister Le Minh Khai; Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam; Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh; leaders of Vietnam Journalists Association, leaders of ministries, central agencies, leaders of a number of central and local press agencies.
Speaking at the meeting, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh sent respectful greetings, kind regards, sincere thanks and best wishes to the comrades present at the meeting and all the leaders. Senior newspapers, reporters, editors, officials and employees working in Vietnam’s press agencies at home and abroad.
Journalists are always brave warriors
The Prime Minister affirmed that the history of Vietnamese revolutionary journalism has always been associated with the cause of struggle, defense, construction and development of the country. Uncle Ho, a hero of national liberation, a world cultural celebrity, who gave birth to Vietnam’s revolutionary journalism, said: “The mission of the press is to serve the people, to serve the revolution. , is a bridge to express the will of the Party and the people, strengthens the strength of national unity, and is a tool for “pro-mainstreaming evil”. For revolutionary journalists, Uncle Ho also affirmed that “pen and paper are sharp weapons”, so “Press officers are also revolutionary soldiers”. Therefore, the mission of journalists is full of meaning, pride, glory but also extremely arduous and difficult.
“On this occasion, we respectfully remember, express our gratitude and gratitude to the great President Ho Chi Minh, to martyrs, journalists who have sacrificed and to generations of journalists who have devoted all for the country, for the cause of the party, for the prosperous and happy life of the people”, the Prime Minister shared.
In any period, journalists are always brave soldiers on all fronts. We are all too familiar with the image of journalists who selflessly work in crime prevention, natural disasters, storms, floods, on other hot spots, all the time and especially in recent times as journalists. in the midst of the COVID-19 epidemic to promptly and accurately inform the public about the epidemic prevention and control situation.
“We are proud and affirm that the Vietnamese revolutionary press has made an important contribution to our country’s position, potential, position and prestige,” emphasized the Prime Minister.
Leaders of Vietnam Journalists Association and press agencies attended the meeting.
Bridge for transmission and information between the Party, the State and the people
Currently, our entire Party, army and people are trying their best to overcome all difficulties and challenges to successfully implement the goals, tasks and solutions set by the 13th National Party Congress. and the party congresses at all levels have proposed. The Vietnamese revolutionary press has a very important role and position on the ideological front, as a bridge for transmission and information between the Party, the State and the people.
The Prime Minister took a symbolic example: at the bridgehead of the Government side, with its functions, tasks and powers, concretize and organize the implementation of the Party’s line, policies and laws of the State. for the goal of “Rich people, strong country, justice, democracy and civilization”; with the spirit of developing an economy of self-reliance, self-reliance, self-reliance, taking internal resources as basic, strategic, long-term and decisive, based on 3 main pillars of promoting Vietnamese human values, natural resources, cultural traditions, history and the spirit of great national unity; at the same time, taking external force is important and breakthrough.
On the other side of the bridge is the people who want the Government to have integrity and act effectively, all for the sake of the people and the country. The press agencies will be the bridge to inspire and create trust for the people to understand the ideas, vision, strategies and actions of the Government so that the people can cheer, encourage and respond to the Government’s actions. are doing well, share with the Government about difficulties and give suggestions and criticisms on difficulties, limitations and obstacles for the Government to analyze, listen to, absorb and overcome in the promulgation, implementation and policy monitoring when entering life.
In the opposite direction, the press will reflect the people’s aspirations, desires, and dissatisfactions with the Government so that the Government has timely, effective and feasible responses and policy adjustments. and close to the actual situation. Journalism reflects real life so that policies must come from reality, stick to, respect reality, take reality and practical effectiveness as a measure.
The press also reflects the Government’s views and actions in administering and building the executive, taking the legitimate and legitimate interests of the people as the center of reform, implementation and operation of the executive, creating consensus, consolidating and strengthening people’s confidence in the Party’s policies, the State’s laws, and the Government’s management.
The press plays a very important role in implementing the Party’s leadership method, connecting the Government and the people, spreading, inspiring and motivating with the motto “take the positive and repel the negative.” “; “Get rid of the bad with beauty” to contribute to building a good society, the Prime Minister stated.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh presents gifts to the Vietnam Journalists Association and press agencies at the meeting.
The government always listens, understands and shares with the press
Recently, the COVID-19 epidemic has become more and more complicated, with many difficult impacts. Our country is one of the bright spots in the world that has successfully implemented the dual goal of effective anti-epidemic and socio-economic development. Having that result, the responsible contribution of the press agencies in propagating the guidelines and guidelines and raising the people’s awareness, specific actions and effectiveness in fighting the epidemic is very important and can be very effective. decisive meaning.
In the coming time, besides advantages and opportunities, our country will also face many difficulties and challenges in many aspects, including natural disasters, epidemics, and climate change. The Party and State are determined to prevent the pandemic, focusing on the vaccine strategy to give free injections to the entire population every year, creating community immunity to soon recover the economy and bring life back to normal. The Government will regularly assess and forecast domestic and international situations to develop and implement appropriate and effective socio-economic development scenarios.
The Prime Minister expressed his wish to receive the companionship, sharing and action of the press agencies on the basis of promoting the tradition of “sharp pen, clear heart, bright heart” to join with the Party, State and people. achieve a common goal.
The Prime Minister affirmed that the Government always listens, understands, shares with difficulties and challenges, appreciates and will research solutions to create favorable conditions for the operation of press agencies, media agencies and organizations. journalists ensure compliance with the provisions of the law within the scope and powers of the Government. The Government wishes to receive the support and suggestions of journalists to build a Government of integrity, act decisively, effectively, understand the people and be close to the people, all for the benefit of the nation, the nation, and the people. interests of the people. The recommendations and proposals of the delegates at the meeting were legitimate, stemming from reality; The Government acknowledges and will study it seriously to make specific and appropriate decisions.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and other delegates attended the meeting
Towards 100 years of Vietnam Revolutionary Press, with the country developing and prospering
Speaking at the meeting, Head of the Central Propaganda Department Nguyen Trong Nghia emphasized that the recent situation has confirmed the role of the press in economic, political, cultural and social life, contributing to improving the quality of life. high reputation in the country. Head of the Central Propaganda Department highly appreciated the rise and companionship of the press, especially in propaganda, contributing to the success of the 13th Party Congress, protecting the Party’s ideological foundation, and fighting against the Communist Party. refute wrong views, strengthen the people’s consensus and trust in the Party and State; propagate the prevention and control of COVID-19 and the election of deputies to the 15th National Assembly and People’s Councils at all levels; foreign propaganda…
According to the head of the Central Propaganda Department, the press needs to prepare a new strategy and vision towards the 100th anniversary of the Vietnam Revolutionary Press. He believed that the country’s press would achieve more great achievements for the country’s prosperous development.
Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung stated that, during the past 96 years, the revolutionary press has always been at the forefront and will continue to pioneer and take the lead in a new stage of development to contribute to bringing the land back to life. water breakthrough, rise. According to the Minister, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh always emphasizes the particularly important role of the press and media to “bring policies to life, life to policies”.
The minister said that there are 851 press agencies nationwide with about 50,000 people working, including 20,000 reporters. Up to now, the whole country has completed the arrangement of press agencies according to the press planning and is implementing the press development according to the planning so that the revolutionary press develops in the right direction and worthy.
Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long, Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung, Minister of Finance Ho Duc Phuc announced the situation of COVID-19 disease prevention and control, COVID-19 vaccine fund, socioeconomic situation. The Ministers thanked the press agencies and journalists who have always accompanied the state management agencies, contributing to the common achievements of the country.
“Vietnam is considered transparent in providing information on epidemic prevention. It can be said that wherever there is anti-epidemic activity, there is a team of journalists, whether it is at the border or in isolation areas, treatment areas – places with high levels of infection. was very high, but the press was present in a timely manner, providing accurate and moving information so that the entire Party and people shared a will to overcome the epidemic,” said Minister Nguyen Thanh Long.
Leaders of the Vietnam Journalists Association and representatives of press agencies expressed their gratitude to the leaders of the Party, State, Government, departments and ministries for always paying attention and creating favorable conditions for the press to operate. and develop. The press has made many efforts and achieved many achievements, but it still has limitations and faces many difficulties and challenges, especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Proposing a number of issues to the Prime Minister and leaders of ministries and branches, the delegates affirmed that in the coming time, the press agencies and the team of journalists will continue to strive and overcome all difficulties. difficulties and challenges, continuing to build a Vietnamese revolutionary journalism rich in combat, humanity, professionalism, and modernity…
According to the Government Newspaper