The Vietnam News Agency officially introduced its five new products to the public on March 24.

They include online graphic news, audio news and I ntegrated News and Photos services which are available on the agency’s official website, the bi-monthly Vietnam and World Economics magazine and the new bilingual editions of the Ethnic Minority and Mountainous Region Pictorial magazine, including Vietnamese-Tay, Vietnamese-Xe dang and Vietnamese-Co tu.

The online graphic news service, piloted on September 15 last year, covers both domestic and world news in a wide range of fields, from politics, economics, culture, sports to disasters and accidents and consumer prices.

The audio news service went into trial operation in late 2014, offering 40 minutes of current affairs and 20 minutes for music at 8pm every day.

After the pilot period, the service will increase the number and the duration of broadcast news.

Meanwhile, the Integrated News and Photos service combines news and photographs with many photos used to illustrate each story.

The bi-monthly Vietnam and World Economics magazine is developed from the weekly Vietnam and World Economics bulletin which has been published for 15 years with nearly 1,000 issues.

With the three new editions, the Ethnic Minority and Mountainous Region Pictorial magazine now has 11 bilingual publications in Vietnamese and another ethnic languages, namely Mong, Khmer, Cham, K’Ho, M’Nong, Ede, Jrai, Bahnar, Tay, Co Tu, and Xe dang.

The publications have reached the hands of ethnic groups in mountainous areas across nearly 50 provinces.

As a media complex with over 1,000 reporters and editors producing nearly 60 domestic and international media products, the Vietnam News Agency produces the highest number of publications in the largest number of forms and languages in the nation currently.

With the new releases, the Agency has strengthened its position as a major multi-media platform in Vietnam.-VNA