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Hanoi (VNA) -
For many Vietnamese expats, information provided by the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) is considered a reliable source of news that acts as a bridge connecting them with the homeland.

Like many other Vietnamese people living abroad, Dr Vu Duc Luong, who has lived in the Republic of Korea for many years and is Vice Chairman of the Association of Vietnamese People in the country, always looks for news from VNA when he wants reliable information.

Often reading news on websites and as well as watching the agency’s TV channel Vnews, Luong said VNA plays an important role in disseminating the Party and State’s policies.

On the information front, VNA’s flow of mainstream news has a major effect on the public, contributing to strengthening social consensus, he added.

Sharing the same view, President of the Vietnamese Students’ Association in Korea (VSAK) Tran Thien Quang also follows VNA’s information channels to stay up-to-date on the political and socio-economic situation in both the RoK and Vietnam.

With rapidly developing social networks and the widespread presence of fake news, the VSAK executive board follows VNA news first, especially stories about Vietnamese people and students living in the RoK.

He took the recent fake news about the repatriation of Vietnamese citizens and the Vietnamese Government’s efforts to fight COVID-19 as an example. The executive board provided the correct information, from VNA, to students, to help them feel more safe and secure.

Ta Thi Thanh Thuy, head of the management board of Vietnamese workers in the RoK, said VNA has helped the board obtain accurate information on policies for workers or arising problems involving them.

Meanwhile, Nguyen Quoc Hung from the Institute of Economics at the Russian Academy of Sciences, said that although he has lived in Russia for more than 30 years, he remembers VNA’s first publications, especially the “International Culture and Sports” newspaper (now Culture and Sports), which he brought with him to Russia.

Whenever he’s doing research, he said, he uses basic information from the agency, which he views as a reliable source./.