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Vietnam Journalists’ Association marks its 65th anniversary

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Numerous events will be organised in Hanoi and northern Thai Nguyen province from April 20-21 to mark the 65th anniversary of the Vietnam Journalists’ Association (VJA) (April 21, 1950), VJA Vice Standing Chairman Ha Minh Hue told the press on April 15.

A ceremony and conference to mark the day and recall the history of the Vietnamese revolutionary journalism during the national struggle for independence will take place at the Hanoi Opera House on April 20. A cultural show themed “Back to the root” will be held later the same day in Thai Nguyen, including students of the first revolutionary journalism class.

The VJA delegation will visit the association’s memorial house and monument where the VJA was founded at Roong Khoa village in Diem Mac commune, Dinh Hoa district, Thai Nguyen, followed by a march to celebrate the 65-year development of the VJA.

The Association of Vietnam Press Writer, known as the VJA today, was established on April 21, 1950 chaired by the late journalist Xuan Thuy, who was also a diplomat and a Party leader, for two terms from 1950 to 1962.

Other historic VJA chairmen include Hoang Tung, Hong Chuong, Phan Quang, Hong Vinh, Dinh The Huynh and Thuan Huu.

The association currently has more than 22,000 members across the nation. Its 10 th Congress is scheduled to convene in August to map out orientations for the next term from 2015-2020.

Over the past 65 years, the VJA has made great contributions to national liberation and development. Its correspondents have bravely covered stories firsthand from battle fields and are continuing their tireless efforts to report news, photos and footage daily.-VNA

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