Delegates cut the ribbon to kick off the national press event.

Nguyen Trong Nghia, head of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee’s Commission for Information and Education, beats the drum to mark the opening of the 2024 national press festival.

Leaders tour around booths of central and local press agencies nationwide.

Leaders pay a visit to Voice of Vietnam (VOV)’s stall displaying several media products.

Booths display outstanding media products covering all aspects of economic, political, cultural, social, defence, security, and foreign affairs. Photographed is a booth of the Vietnam governmental portal

Do Tien Sy, president of VOV (fourth from left), Pham Manh Hung, vice president of VOV (third from left), and other leaders visit the Voice of Vietnam (VOV) booth.

The festival provides an opportunity to honor the strong development of local journalism and the creative works of journalists, whilst also promoting exchanges and cooperation between journalists and the public.

A national press forum will be held on March 15 and March 16 as part of the festival, drawing the participation of over 60 speakers, including representatives of leading media agencies in Vietnam and foreign experts.

The festival is scheduled to last through to March 17, with a view to honoring the significant achievements of Vietnamese press whilst providing an opportunity for journalists to directly interact with the public.