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  • Pulitzer winning photographer donates historic war photos to museum

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI - Former Associated Press war photographer Huỳnh Công Út (Nick Út) donated a set of five historic photos of the American war in Việt Nam and a camera he used during the war to the Vietnamese Women's Museum in Hà Nội on May 6. His photo of Phan Thị Kim Phúc, a nine-year-old girl running naked along the road crying from burns inflicted by a napalm bomb dropped by the US in the southern province of Tây Ninh in 1972, won a Pulitzer Prize in 1973. "The photo has been exhibited at various museums and…... [read more]

  • Google reveals what Vietnamese searched most in 2015

“Vo Nguoi Ta” (Wife of Another Man), which depicts the broken heart of a man after knowing his beloved is getting married to another man, is the top trending search in Vietnam, even though it only surfaced on the Internet in late October, according to the “Year in Search 2015” report. The top ten Trending Searches are dominated by queries for songs, occupying half of the list that also includes searches for “Co Dau Tam Tuoi,” or Balika Vadhu — a 2,499-episode Indian television drama series – Hollywood blockbuster "Furious 7,” and Vietnamese movie “Chang Trai Nam Ay.” The other…... [read more]

  • A look back at Vietnam's top news events 2016

From National Assembly elections to trade to the East Sea dispute: it’s been a turbulent year. Let's look at some of 2016’s top news events and most striking photographs. With a spirit of Solidarity-Democracy-Discipline-Renovation, the 12th National Party Congress, Jan. 20-28, 2016 re-elects Nguyen Phu Trong General Secretary of the Communist Party. Millions gather on the Death Anniversary of the Hung Kings (April 16, 2016) at the Thuong Temple on Nghia Linh Mountain, Phu Tho Province to burn incense and worship their ancestors. A record number of voters turn out to cast their ballot for deputies to the 14th National…... [read more]

  • Newspapers welcome Tet at festival

Newspapers welcome Tet at festival By Kieu Giang in HCMC A newspaper festival to welcome New Year 2011 will be held Jan 20 and 21 from 9 a.m. at the Youth Cultural Center, 1 Pham Ngoc Thach St., HCMC’s District 1. The festival will feature 45 booths from all the national print newspapers, magazines, radio news and electronic newspapers. Well-known reporters will be there to talk to visitors and discuss the special editions for the Lunar New Year. One booth will display the cover pages of all the newspapers and have pictorial displays about 12 remarkable news events in 2010.…... [read more]

  • Reality often skewed by ’Fakebook’ network

Last week, Việt Nam News asked its readers for their thoughts on social networking sites and their impact on users, and whether people depend too much on networks like Facebook, seeking attention from people on their friend lists. Here are some of their comments: Brittany Nicole, English Some researchers have done studies about people's lives and Facebook, and they said if you stay away from Facebook, you'll be happier. This can be true for some people. They are those who let Facebook distort their perception of reality and of what other people's lives really look like. These people often have…... [read more]

  • COVA in HCMC marks 35th anniversary of its establishment

The National Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs (COVA) in HCMC yesterday celebrated the 35th anniversary ceremony of its establishment (June 8th, 1981- 2016). Deputy Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Tat Thanh Cang, Vice standing chairman of the National Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs (COVA)- Foreign Affairs Ministry Dang The Hung, Deputy Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem and Chairman of the National Fatherland Front Committee in Ho Chi Minh City Nguyen Hoang Nang attended the ceremony. Chairman of COVA Pham Van Hai spoke at the meeting that Vietnamese people living…... [read more]

  • Launching Viet Nam tourism promotion channel in Youtube

(TITC) – In recent years, through websites of Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), information on Vietnamese culture, country and people; tourism tours, routes and services; and plentiful typical tourism news, events and activities nationwide are introduced widely to numerous domestic and foreign tourists. In order to strengthen Viet Nam tourism promotion in the media, VNAT has Viet Nam tourism promotion channel built in the social network Youtube at #http://vietnamtourism.gov.vn/english/index.php/items/8180/https://www.youtube.com/c/vietnamtourismmedia. This is the development in accordance with general trend of the digital age. This channel will contribute to meeting demands on watching tourism news, events and attractions of domestic…... [read more]

  • Portal providing information on Vietnam, ASEAN launched in Hanoi

A portal supplying information on Vietnam and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has been launched in Hanoi. Vietnamplus reported Monday that the Vietnam-ASEAN portal was introduced the same day at three addresses, including aseanvietnam.vn, vietnamasean.vn, and asean.vietnam.vn. The portal, which has English and Vietnamese versions, provides knowledge of the formation, activities, and management structure of ASEAN, as well as the role and contribution of Vietnam to the bloc. It also allows users to search for a wide range of information, including news, events, economic development, culture, history, science, technology, politics, and security status of the ASEAN member countries.…... [read more]

  • New photo reportage contest launched

VGP – A photo reportage contest titled Viet Nam – Dat Nuoc, Con Nguoi (Viet Nam – The Country and People) was launched in Ha Noi on September 6. The contest was jointly organised by the Viet Nam Artistic Photographers’ Association (VAPA) and Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper, aiming to reflect the country’s politics, economy, culture and society. Journalist, photographer Pham Tien Dung, the editor-in-chief of the VAPA, the chief organizer of the contest announced that the contest is open for both domestic and foreign photographers who are living in Viet Nam. Works must reflect news events, the daily life of…... [read more]

  • Press photo competition launched

HCM CITY (VNS) — A press photography contest in the reportage category titled Viet Nam – Dat Nuoc, Con Nguoi (Viet Nam – The Country and People) has been launched in HCM City. The contest is jointly organised by the Viet Nam Artistic Photographers' Association and Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper, aiming to reflect the country's politics, economy, culture and society. Its themes include news events, the daily life of people across the country, traditional handicraft villages, ethnic minorities' customs, environmental protection activities, tangible and intangible cultural heritages, islands and sea. The jury consists of veteran photographers and journalists from the…... [read more]