Propaganda and Communication on the Sea and Islands in 2023
That is an outstanding result in propaganda about sea and islands in 2023, which was announced at the Conference of the Steering Committee for Sea and Island Propaganda and Resource Attraction in 2023, and Deploying Tasks and Measures in 2024. The event was held by the Vietnam People's Navy in Hai Phong, on December 19.
Combine propaganda tasks with practical activities
At the conference, it was reported that in 2023, the party committees and commanders at all levels paid attention to and directed propaganda and resource attraction on the sea and islands. Agencies and units have held activities with diverse forms and practical content, contributing to providing information and ideological orientation for officers, soldiers, and people from all walks of life about the sea situation. They have integrated propaganda forms and methods into practical activities, contributing to educating and encouraging soldiers to hold political courage and determination and strive to accomplish their tasks.
Many agencies have paid attention to resource attraction. They have held diverse activities, such as distributing propaganda documents and paintings to universities and high schools throughout the country and broadcasting content on mass media Propaganda on mass media.
At the conference, delegates discussed limitations and proposed solutions to improve the quality and effectiveness of sea and island propaganda and resource attraction. According to them, it is necessary to raise awareness among officials, soldiers, and people about the Party and State's viewpoints, guidelines, and policies regarding the sea and islands. Competent agencies should propagate the exemplary will and determination of the Navy soldiers in carrying out their missions. They should notice people and orient public opinion when there are complicated developments at sea. They should also timely inform the results of the struggle to protect sovereignty over seas and islands and marine economic activities to the public.
|Conference of the Steering Committee for Sea and Island Propaganda and Resource Attraction in 2023, and Deploying Tasks and Measures in 2024 (Photo: Dang Tung).
Bringing images of Navy soldiers closer to the public
In 2024, the Steering Committee for Sea and Island Propaganda and Resources Attraction agreed on four tasks and nine main solutions to implement sea and island propaganda and attract resources for the Navy. It focuses on spreading the content of the Resolution of the Eighth plenum of the 13th Party Central Committee, the 80th anniversary of the Vietnam People's Army, the 70th anniversary of the Dien Bien Phu Victory, and the 60th anniversary of the first victorious battle by Vietnam People's Navy.
Agencies and units need to pay attention to assigning reporters, strengthening propaganda content for non-commissioned officers and soldiers; and propagating new policies to attract students to study and work in the Navy.
The standing agency needs to continue to coordinate with research institutes and give recommendations for the Steering Committee to adjust the assignment of areas to agencies and units, thereby improving the effectiveness and quality of propaganda in the coming years.
In his concluding remark, Rear Admiral Do Van Yen, Deputy Political Commissar of the Navy, head of the Steering Committee for Sea and Island Propaganda and Resource Attraction, requested agencies and units to closely follow the guidance of the CPV Central Committee's Publicity and Education Commission on propaganda on the sea and islands and the tasks of the army, promoting communication, contributing to spreading the image of Uncle Ho's soldiers and the Navy Soldiers.
The Navy's report said that in 2023, agencies and units organized more than 350 propaganda sessions for more than 20,000 officers and soldiers, an increase of 50 sessions with 5,000 participants compared to 2022. They coordinated with localities to organize 600 news sharing with nearly 250,000 participants and distributed 30,000 picture prints and 15,000 communication materials.
The Navy has promoted communication about the sea and islands in the mass media by inviting 1,200 journalists to the islands, publishing more than 9,760 pieces of news, articles, photos, and reports, an increase of more than 1,500 articles compared to the previous year.
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