Every month, ministries, sectors and localities will update on their websites information on their operations and on issues in the fields or areas under the management.
It is one of the six forms of providing information to the press provided in Government Decree No. 09/2017/ND-CP of February 9, detailing the making of statements and provision of information to the press.
Ministries, central agencies and local administrations will hold press conferences at least once every three months to provide information to the press__Photo: Internet
Other forms include organizing press conferences, publishing information on official pages on social networking websites, answering interview questions, and making press releases, among others.
Under the Decree, ministries, central agencies and local administrations will hold press conferences at least once every three months to provide information to the press. When necessary, they will appoint representatives to attend weekly press briefings held by the Central Dissemination and Education Commission, the Ministry of Information and Communications and the Vietnam Journalists Association so as to promptly provide official information to the press.
The Decree also specifies who will conduct the provision of information to the press. For ministries, ministerial-level agencies, government-attached agencies, general departments under ministries and ministerial-level agencies, and provincial-level People’s Committees, the competence to provide information will be vested in their heads, official spokespersons or persons authorized to act as spokespersons. Meanwhile, heads of provincial-level departments of central agencies, professional agencies under provincial-level People’s Committees, and district- and commune-level People’s Committee chairpersons may authorize their deputies to conduct the provision of information to the press.
The Decree underlines that staff members other than above-said persons are allowed to provide information the press on the conditions that they comply with law. However, they must not provide information in the name of their agencies and will be held responsible for the information they provide.
For convenience, information on the names, positions, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of spokespersons of state administrative agencies must be published on their portals or websites and provided to agencies performing the state management of press activities.
The Decree will take effect on March 30 in replacement of Decision No. 25/2013/QD-TTg of May 4, 2013.- (VLLF)