VTV – Live Differently
In an impromptu interview with “Vietnam Reporter”, Vietnam Television (VTV) producer Nguyen Quynh Anh explains the challenges faced by broadcasters in this country.
With few human resources and studio equipment, program developers must adapt and modify purchased shows to suit VTV’s budget, production capacity and audience.
There are also limitations caused by close media regulation, restricting the publication of content that potentially undermines Vietnamese culture, tradition and government.
As such, part of Anh’s job is to ensure content produced by the VTV Youth Department is never “too sexy.”
Dan Ong Magazine
Nationally distributed men’s magazine, Dan Ong, was established in 2003 when Hanoi journalist Pham Thanh Hien identified a vacancy in the print media market.
Eight years on, Dan Ong is confronted by a troubled Vietnamese economy, a trend towards online distribution and a decline in advertising revenue.
Alongside her daughter Nguyen Hien Nga, Hien describes to Vietnam Reporter a media environment that constantly challenges her publication to stay afloat.
Voice Over: Daisy Lola
Vietnam New Media Group
Co-founder and president of Vietnam New Media Group, Mr Cao Xuan Nhat, is excited by the opportunity in a local media industry playing catch-up with the developed world.
A Business and Economics graduate of the Vietnam National University, Nhat developed a passion for journalism from working for his university newspaper, and hopes to raise the bar of professionalism in the media industry with his new educational organisation.
Speaking to Vietnam Reporter in Hanoi’s Old Quarter, Nhat urges that education and investment in information technology is the way forward for Vietnamese media.
Voice Over: Mark Blackman