The Government’s plans for the Vietnamese media in the 2015-17 period have been outlined, with key targets expected to be officially issued within the year.

The goal is to enhance Vietnam’s integration into the world, and is particularly targeted at news publications with an international audience.

A legal framework offering guidance in the coverage of foreign affairs news is in the pipeline, according to the plan. Information promoting Vietnam’s sovereignty over its sea, islands, borders and territory will also be enhanced.

Meanwhile, more content on the country’s human rights policies as well as the country’s achievements in ensuring human rights will be published in the media.

During the period, ministries will promote the efficiency of foreign service news reporting by Vietnamese representative offices abroad, as well as the establishment of Vietnamese cultural centres across the world.

Multi-media and multi-language media products with a high proportion of cultural content will also be developed in order to promote the potential and strength in different sectors and localities. This will help to boost tourism and attract more foreign investment.

The media will also be encouraged to introduce the nation’s intergration with the world by promoting cultural events in other countries and celebrating Vietnam’s diplomatic ties with its international partners, according to the plan.

The need for the media, both inside and outside the country, to promote documents proving Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes, has also been underlined in the plan.-VNA