• Media thrives even under close regulation

    by  • 29/11/2012 • front page, Harry Clarke, radio, reporters, stories • 0 Comments

    A VTV camera crew in action on the streets on Hanoi. Photo: Matthew Petersen

    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.”

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    Dan Ong Magazine owner Pham thanh Lien with daughter and marketing officer Nguyen Hien Nga in the Hanoi head office.

    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.

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    A busy magazine saleswoman packs up shop after another day on the bustling streets of Hanoi

    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.

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    Harry is an APN journalist for Surat Basin News Publicaitons, currently based at the Chinchilla News, and a Bachelor of Journalism student at the University of Queensland. With an interest current affairs, travel and entertainment journalism, he hopes to be useful as a 'jack of all trades' in a variety of media industries.

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