Nearly 250 delegates from 45 State-run national newspapers gathered at a conference in the central city of Da Nang on March 26 to promote the role of the press in raising awareness of the country’s sovereignty and territory.

Hosted by Da Nang Newspaper, the event particularly promoted Vietnam ’s sea and island sovereignty in the East Sea .

Addressing the conference, Editor-in-Chief of Da Nang Newspaper, Mai Duc Loc, voiced that the Vietnamese media, in all of its forms, contributes greatly to defending national sovereignty and providing people from all walks of life with insight into the policies of the Government.

He argued that the media also helps ensure security and social order, prevents hostile forces from spreading damaging rumours, and strengthens unity across the nation.

Deputy Secretary of the Da Nang City Party Committee, Vo Cong Tri, urged the State-run press to uphold its role as a mouthpiece for the Party and State, actively defending Vietnam’s sovereignty over the Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagos in the East Sea.-VNA