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Vietnam Supports Writing Skills Lessons for Lao Media Personnel

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Nghe An province, Vietnam: The Ministry of Information and Communications of Vietnam is continuing its support for a writing course on economic, political, and social programmes to media personnel looking to upgrade their writing skills.

The Institute of Mass Media and Culture under the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism in cooperation with Vietnam’s Ministry of Information and Communications organised the writing course in Vientiane to train over 40 Lao media personnel which was completed in June.

The two ministries then reached an agreement to continue the course and upgrading skills in writing for the news on the same topics in Vietnam which happened on Monday.

The course took place in Nghe An province, Vietnam and was attended by the Director of the Institute of Mass Media and Culture of Laos, Mr. Vilaythong Sisanonh and Vietnam’s Director General of the Press Authority Mr. Luu Dinh Phuc as well as over 40 media personnel.

The majority of media personnel in attendance came from Lao newspapers, television and radio stations.

The course was also designed for media personnel to understand how to better promote the policies of the Party and state regarding economic, political, and socio- cultural endeavors.

Mr. Luu Dinh Phuc said that this was the 12th time leading training on different topics between Laos and Vietnam and that over 400 media personnel had completed training during that time.

Mr. Vilaythong said that it highlighted the special cooperation between the two countries.

During the training, participants are learning to set the issues, on how-to effectively question-answer and share their experiences with the Vietnamese teachers.

They also are learning about the methods to create news topics and disseminate the important policies of the party and state.

Laos and Vietnam have usually had excellent cooperation and assistance in training media personnel. The most current training course will be running for five days from August 15-19 in Vietnam.

Source: Vientiane Times