The event was attended by Politburo member and Secretary of Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Van Nen; Secretary of Party Central Committee (PCC) and Head of the PCC’s Commission for Communications and Education Nguyen Trong Nghia; former Politburo member and Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh; and Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam.

This year’s festival featured the participation of more than 800 delegates from 86 units, including 63 radio and television agencies from central and local levels, ministries and branches.

A total of 203 works have been shortlisted for the final round of the National Radio Festival 2022.

An art performance at the opening ceremony (Photo: NDO)

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Party official Nguyen Trong Nghia congratulated the reporters, editors, broadcasters, writers and artists who are working in the broadcasting sector as well as the authors whose works have entered the final round of the 15th National Radio Festival.

He also expressed his hope that the officials and workers in broadcasting sector will always maintain their pioneering role on the ideological and cultural front of the Party.

He asked the Voice of Vietnam and the broadcasting sector in general to continuously innovate their thinking towards researching and creating new methods to flexibly transform in the era of industrial revolution 4.0.

Digital transformation in journalism in general, and especially in radio broadcasting, is a transformation not only in technology but also in thinking and the stages in the process of producing and distributing press products, Nghia said.

He also noted that this is a breakthrough solution that is decisive to the existence and development of press agencies in general in the new era, especially broadcasting.