A training course held in 2013 (Source: VNA)
Vientiane (VNA) – The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC), in collaboration with the Lao Institute for Information, Culture and Tourism, opened a training course for 35 reporters from Laos’ press agencies in Vientiane on November 16.

This is the 12th training course held by the two offices aiming to improve professional knowledge and capacity for Lao journalists.

Head of the MIC’s Authority of Press Hoang Huu Luong said that this course focuses on equipping participants with knowledge and experience in working during major events, in the context that Laos is to celebrate its 40th founding anniversary on December 2, and to organise the 10th National Party Congress and to assume the Chair of ASEAN in 2016.

Director of the Lao Institute for Information, Culture and Tourism Vilaythong Sisanone spoke highly of the outcomes of the 11 previous training courses, saying that they have helped raise Lao reporters’ journalist skills.

The training course will last one week.-VNA