March 19, 2018


On November, 30th, 2016, in the framework of the project "Media Partnerships for Improved Economic Policies", RED organized Talkshow: “Enhancing Policy Content in the Press” in Hanoi. A large number of journalism organization participated in and reported about the talkshow.

In a article named "Many policy maker are afraid of contacting with the press" in Quality Online Newspaper. This newspaper quoted the sharing of Tran Thanh Hai – Deputy Director of Import-Export Department, Ministry of Industry and Trade that journalist had needed to have objective view and put yourself in the position of policy maker when having reported. Policy maker also hoped journalist to reflect the truth. Otherwise, journalist expected the cooperation and friendliness from journalist to provide more information

Also mentioning to this issue, Knowledge Online Newspaper, belonging to The Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations, had a piece: Why are policy - makers afraid of conecting with the press? This news had gave the objective and subjective reasons for this issue.

With group of businesses, Economy and Forecast Online had a story Many businesses have still avoided conacting with journalist.

Same topic with Economy and Forecast Online, Ho Chi Minh City Law Newspaper posted an article: The risk from the press makes business fee increase. The article quotes Dau Anh Tuan as saying that the media is making an important contribution to improving the investment and business environment, but that the media may also be making the business and investment environment more risky. more expensive. In the eyes of investors, the rush to publish false information about products and services that cause businesses (DN), even bankruptcy, the actions of money companies. Poor morale of some newspapers, the weaknesses and delays of the judicial system in protecting the rights and legitimate interests of enterprises ... all are calculated as the risk and cost of investment.

In the article: Enhancing Policy Content in the PressEconomic editorial board, Vietnam News Agency. He considered that business and journalism were important partner of each other. Journalist needed information, and business needed forum to share their plan. Both sides worked for a common goal for better development of society.

Referring to the importance of the media in disseminating policy information to the public, the People's Deputy Newspaper has the following article: Newspapers are an important channel todisseminate ideas and drafting polocies.  The article was quoted at the talk by Ms. Hoang Thuy Chung, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Vietnam Economic Times, affirmed that every editorial office has policy and priority for information related to policy, especially The policy has a great influence on the target audience of the newspaper. However, regulators should have a well-organized and professionally managed media department. Information provided to the media should be timely and transparent, clear, systematic and in close cooperation with the press in policy advocacy, policy feedback, both ways.

It is also said that the media is an important channel for disseminating ideas and drafting policies and laws on a large scale. Vietnamese Youth Electronic Magazine has the article: Newspapers are an important channel to disseminate ideas and drafts, policy and law on the large scale. The paper argues that the media can serve as a forum for multidimensional exchanges on policy drafts, legislation between businesses, between businesses and genders, and the mobilization of social intelligence into the construction process. Making economic policies and laws. Getting opinions on economic policies and laws is not just a matter of finding some opinions of some enterprises, units or individuals on the drafts.