Deputies urge healthy, effective development of press hinh anh 1Can Tho deputy Tran Thi Hong Tham expresses opinion (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Lawmakers have emphasised the need to create a suitable legal framework to reorganise the press system and facilitate the healthy and effective development of the press.

Discussing the draft Law on the Press (revised) at a November 26 sitting as part of the ongoing 10th session of the 13th National Assembly, the legislators agreed on the need to promulgate a new law as the existing one is no longer appropriate after 16 years of enforcement due to the rapid development of information technology and social networks.

The amendment will help realise the spirit and content of the 2013 Constitution on the right to freedom of speech and freedom of the press as well as fix shortcomings in the current law, they said.

They also mentioned contents and behaviours prohibited in press activities and provision of information for journalists.

On the day, lawmakers also adopted a resolution on exercising bailiff regulations under which the pilot implementation will terminate and the official exercise will begin on January 1, 2016.

The resolution assigned the Government to enforce bailiff regulations with adjustments and supplements if necessary on the basis of the situation of each locality and organisation in order to handle existing shortcomings.

Bailiff organisations, which were established under the Resolutions No.24/2008/QH12 and No.36/2012/QH12, will continue operation following the resolution’s regulations until a Law on Bailiff is promulgated.

At the sitting, National Assembly deputies also passed the Law on Professional Military Personnel and Defence Workers, which comprises seven chapters and 52 articles.-VNA