An international workshop discussing opportunities, challenges and the prospects for the journalism sector in the context of globalisation was held in the northern province of Quang Ninh on October 31.

The event was jointly organised by the Vietnam Journalists’ Association (VJA), Austria’s Vienna University, the Vietnam Academy of Journalism and Communication, and the provincial broadcasting station.

In his opening speech, VJA Vice President Ha Minh Hue underlined the important role played by the journalism sector in disseminating information of all social aspects and promoting society’s development.

The widespread application of modern communication means, cross-border information transmission and the development of the global information network contributed to bringing news to the public quickly, while narrowing geographical distance, he said.

The issues put pressure on journalists, therefore they need to better themselves to adapt to globalisation, thus keeping pace with society’s development, Hue stressed.

At the workshop, participants focused their discussion on issues such as the impact of new communication means on journalists’ operations today, investigative journalism and challenges for press agencies and training schools in the era of information globalisation.

They also proposed measures to improve the skill and professionalism of journalists, while pointing out the prospects for the journalism and communication sectors in the future.-VNA