The Vietnam Journalists’ Association (VJA) will concentrate on enhancing journalists’ social and citizen responsibilities and ethics, among other tasks in 2015, VJA Executive Committee decided during its sixth meeting in Hanoi on December 5.

VJA will also strengthen supervision and inspection over its branches at all levels to ensure its operation as a political-social and professional association, according to the committee.

It will step up preparations for its 10 th congress of the 2015-20 tenure, which is slated for August 2015. All branches of the associations are scheduled to finish their congress by June 2015.

Throughout the year, the association will organise a number of big events, including a Spring Press Festival from February 4-7, 2015 in Hanoi, and a ceremony to mark its 54 th founding anniversary in April that will be accompanied with various exhibitions and conferences.

A big ceremony will be held to celebrate the 90 th anniversary of the Vietnam Revolutionary Press Day in June 2015, during which the 2014 national press awards will be presented.

During the meeting, participants also reviewed the association’s operation in 2014. Many events and programmes, conducted by the association in collaboration with other agencies, generated positive effects in society, including “Hearts for Sea and Island,” “Spring Honoures National Culture,” and “Dien Bien Memory”.

As part of efforts to reshuffle its organisation, the association had for the first time dissolved 25 branches that failed to abide by its regulations.

In terms of external relations, the association continued exchanging delegations with partners in China, the Republic of Korea, Thailand, Laos, and Cuba.

In 2014, it successfully hosted the annual meeting of the Director Board of the Confederation of ASEAN Journalists, during which the confederation adjusted its charter to allow a non-founding member like the VJA to host its General Assembly and take the Chair of the Confederation.-VNA