Vietnam, France exchange experience in press and heritage management
A delegation from the Party Central Committee's Central Commission for Education and Communications, led by Deputy Head Lam Phuong Thanh, paid a working visit to France from June 26 to July 1 to make exchanges on experience in electronic journal management, social networking and the preservation of cultural heritages between the two sides.
The delegation explored the activities of the French press related to publishing, printing and attracting readers at several meetings with the Le Monde Diplomatique, L'Humanité of the French Communist Party and the French National Union of Journalists (SNJ).
Overview of the meeting (source: VNA)
According to French representatives, the French e-newspaper system is developing strongly, largely established via extended versions of the printed newspaper, with very few independent operating newspapers. The majority of French newspapers use social networks to reach online readers besides advertising. One of the concerns of the French publishers is how to effectively utilise material and select information to ensure that it is responsive but not misleading or distorting information.
Patrick Kamenka, SNJ's international relations manager, said that newspapers in France face difficulties in issuing and mobilising funds. Currently, the SNJ is actively proposing that the government enhance support for printed journals so that they may remain in operation, as it is a traditional high-quality dissemination method which provide precise information.
Printed newspapers in France are trying to maintain traditional print publications through innovating newspaper layouts to increase its attractiveness and develop news and media towards multimedia model. This is also a general trend being applied in major news outlets around the world to maintain the important role and position of printed newspapers in the modern press world.
Regarding the preservation of French cultural heritages, Bruno Favel, Director of European and International Affairs under the Ministry of Culture and Communication, said that France is a country that highly values cultural heritage preservation, as it helps attract tourists, which France welcomes up to 80 million per year, thereby promoting culture and contributin economic development.
The French side wants the two countries to maintain significant role in UNESCO, and strengthen cooperation in the preservation and promotion of the cultural heritages of each nation.
During meetings with the Vietnamese Embassy and the Vietnamese press agencies in France, including the Vietnam News Agency, Nhan Dan Newspaper and the Radio the Voice of Vietnam, Lam Phuong Thanh suggested that the embassy and press agencies in France should deepen research on culture, economics and the lives of overseas Vietnamese people while promoting economic diplomacy and calling for French investors and citizens to do business in Vietnam.
The delegation lays a wreath of flowers at President Ho Chi Minh’s statue in Montreau Park, Montreuil city. (Credit: NDO)
On the occasion, the Vietnamese delegation laid a wreath at the statue of President Ho Chi Minh and visited the Ho Chi Minh Space at the Museum of Living History in Montreuil city, Paris./.
( VNF/NDO )