The Voice of Vietnam (VOV) continued to confirm its role as a key media agency in 2021 despite severe impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, said Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung. Addressing VOV’s review meeting in Hanoi on Friday, Mr. Hung, who is also Deputy Head of the Party Central Committee’s Communications and Education Commission, urged VOV to continue reform, especially in digital transformation, to protect the core values of mainstream media.
“In 2022, the Ministry of Information and Communications will report to the Government a number of investment projects for the broadcaster’s digital transformation in the next two years. In the digital environment, the public can produce information and make their own choice of information. If the mainstream media does not change, it will face difficulties. Mainstream media must be proactive to gain success,” Mr. Hung said.
VOV President Do Tien Sy said that in 2022, the broadcaster will focus heavily on restructuring and digital transformation to well perform the political tasks assigned by the Party and State.
“2022 will be the year for VOV to implement restructuring, starting with VTC, VOVTV, VOV3, Voice of Vietnam Newspaper, VOV2, and VOV6. Our principles are innovation with respect for tradition, resources for shared use, and increased competition with other mainstream media. A specialized monitoring board on this matter will be established,” Mr. Sy said.
This year VOV will host the 15th National Radio Festival in Ho Chi Minh City and a special program to celebrate the 92nd anniversary of the Communist Party of Vietnam.