State Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh praised the Liberation News Agency journalists and technical staff for their contributions to the revolutionary cause of the Party and the nation.

The Liberation News Agency was officially established at a revolutionary base in the southern province of Tay Ninh in 1960. The agency played a vital role throughout the anti-American resistance war, performing its task of covering historic events while directly participating in the fight and contributing to national reunification.

In 1976, the Liberation News Agency merged with the Vietnam News Agency, marking a new development stage of the news agency.

Party Central Committee member and General Director of the Vietnam News Agency Nguyen Duc Loi  said the Liberation News Agency is a rare and unique case in the world’s press history.  More than 240 reporters, editors, and technicians, or half of the the Liberation News Agency staff in late 1974, lost their lives carrying out information or combat missions. The Liberation News Agency is the press agency with the largest number of martyr journalists in the history of Vietnamese revolutionary journalism.

Recognising such huge contributions by the Liberation News Agency. On September 1, the State President decided to grant the 'Hero of the People’s Armed Forces' title to acknowledge the outstanding achievements of the Liberation News Agency during the resistance war against the US./.