Attending VOV celebration are journalists, representatives of listeners’ clubs and nearly 300 students of journalism and communication.
The speakers will include Pham Manh Hung, VOV Vice President and Chairman of VOV Journalists Association, Philomena Gnanapragasam, Director of the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD), Journalist Cong Vinh of Voice of People's Ho Chi Minh City (VOH) and Journalist Thu Hoa of VOV Ethnic Affairs Department (VOV4).
The guest journalists will talk about the opportunities, challenges, and the role of radio in promoting peace and defusing tension and conflict. They will share stories about their profession and their passion for radio journalism.
During its development for nearly 80 years, the Voice of Vietnam has accessed domestic and foreign audiences through the traditional radio waves and digital platforms.
Journalist Le Quoc Minh, Editor-in-Chief of Nhan Dan newspaper and Chairman of the Vietnam Journalists Association, said: “The Voice of Vietnam has taken bold steps in the digital transformation process. Its radio programs were originally from the waves and now are available on the Internet platform, spreading to people in all regions as well as internationally. This approach is certainly in the right direction.”
12 years ago, February 13 was officially designated by UNESCO as World Radio Day to amplify the special value of radio.
UNESCO has selected the theme Radio and Peace for this year as it said radio is an important player and an essential part of maintenance and transition to peace. It is part of its agenda-setting function and provision of essential services to bring forward issues of concern, feature matters that deem attention from authorities and citizens, and give them salience, UNESCO said.