A conference was held in the central city of Da Nang on July 23 to give an insight into anti-corruption laws to journalists who are said to play an important role in the combat against the scourge.

At the function, held by the Ministry of Information and Communications and the Ministry of Justice, reporters and editors heard in-depth presentations on the Law on Corruption Prevention and Control, and the United Nations Convention against Corruption.

There are 906 press agencies operating in Vietnam at present with some 17,000 journalists, thousands of whom pen investigative articles on corruption.

Through preliminary information gathered by the press, State agencies have brought a number of serious corruption cases to light, such as irregularities in the land management in Hai Phong city, and Khanh Hoa, Binh Thuan and Kien Giang provinces.

The media have also helped raise people’s awareness of the issue by actively publicising legal regulations and updating the public on the fight against corruption.-VNA