Marrakesh Treaty to help the blind Society

Marrakesh Treaty to help the blind

The lack of documents in Braille and audio books, as well as few sign language speakers limits blind people's development, according to Pham Viet Thu, President of the Vietnam Blind Association.

MOIT urged to work harder for smoother information flow

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has asked the Ministry of Information and Technology (MOIT) to work harder to smooth the way for information to create social consensus and fuel the country’s rapid and sustainable development.

Bangkok to host IPA Congress 2014

The Thai capital city of Bangkok will host the International Publishers Association (IPA) Congress in March 2014 in its capacity as the World Book Capital.

Book sales likely to remain poor

The publishing industry is expected to track last year's poor performance with the demand for books unlikely to increase due to tightening consumption policies, experts said at a recent meeting.

English schools face book-piracy lawsuit

A local private publishing house has plans to file a lawsuit against a number of foreign language centres, private bookstores and universities in HCM City that are allegedly pirating its books for commercial purposes.
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Ancient rural life in heart of Hanoi

Right in the heart of Hanoi , tourists can see and touch the simple life of the Vietnamese countryside several centuries ago while visiting the Museum of Farming Tools and Daily Life Essentials of Northern Farmers.

Book fair introduces international titles

New titles by both local and international writers will be a treat that avid readers look forward to at the sixth edition of the HCM City Book fair that opens later this month.