MIC Minister Truong Minh Tuan (Source: infonet.vn)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) has appealed to the media to focus more on reporting about human rights issues in Vietnam.

Speaking at a conference held in Hanoi on May 25 to mark the launch of a communication initiative on human rights publication, MIC Minister Truong Minh Tuan asked the media to play a more cooperative and active role in reporting on the issue.

He said the provision of timely, adequate and accurate information about both violations and the protection of human rights in the country via mass media should help boost people’s awareness and at the same time promote their participation in the area.

He urged authorities of all levels, particularly those in localities, to create all favourable conditions for local people to implement their human rights and timely report any violations to the media.

Vietnam has made continuous progress in the promotion of human rights as well as in efforts to realise international commitments on the issue over the past decades.

It is now a member of the Human Rights Council and has been contributing to protecting and advancing he value of human rights in a direct, responsible and constructive manner through its membership on the United Nations Human Rights Council from 2014 to 2016.-VNA