Forum highlights role of the press in HCM City’s development hinh anh 1Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan addressed a forum on journalism and publishing held on June 19 (Photo: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) – Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan has asked the municipal authorities to offer more financial assistance and new policies for the press for continued communications, especially to promote the National Assembly’s Resolution No. 54 to pilot a special mechanism and policy for HCM City’s development.

At a forum on journalism and publishing on June 19 to mark the 93rd Vietnam Revolutionary Press Day, Nhan said the press, including print newspapers, television channels, radio stations, and online news sites, should suggest solutions, not just offer criticism, for the city’s development.

Journalists should observe, analyse, and seek solutions to the city’s shortcomings from people, experts and scientists, he said. 

The press should also continue strengthen the fight against bureaucracy, corruption, waste, and social evils, Nhan added.

They should commend outstanding individuals who do good things to inspire the public, he said, adding that the city plans to set up a press centre and meet journalists periodically to exchange information about the city’s issues.

Than Thi Thu, Head of the municipal Party Committee’s Information and Education Board, said the press should encourage innovation and creativity among all local residents.  

The city’s agencies should also improve awareness about the role of the press and provide information for sufficient and timely communication for residents to have a better understanding and support for the Party’s resolutions and the National Assembly Resolution’s No 54, she added.-VNA