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Sunday, May 28, 2017
Tags: Law on Press
Revised Law on Press Revised Law on Press
Coming into force from January 1 next year, the Law on Press, which was passed last April, provides a legal basis to facilitate press development in a healthy, active and effective manner in response to the country’s renewal and international integration process.
New provisions of the revised Press Law New provisions of the revised Press Law
Specific provisions on citizens’ freedom of the press and freedom of speech in the press, association in press activities, responsibilities to provide information to the press and prohibited acts in press activities are among new contents of the revised Press Law (the Law), said Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Bac Son.
New contents of the draft revised press law New contents of the draft revised press law
The Ministry of Information and Communications has recently posted on its website the latest draft of the Press Law which is designed to replace the 1989 Press Law and its 1999 amendments.
Decriminalization: the need to abolish some crimes in the Penal Code Decriminalization: the need to abolish some crimes in the Penal Code
Penal policies must stem from the assessment of the need for, and necessity of, the application of the penal law, among many counter-crime measures.
New points in the Draft Law on Advertising New points in the Draft Law on Advertising
A series of new provisions are introduced in the latest draft of the Law on Advertising which was submitted to a meeting of Government members held this month.
Vietnams National Assembly during the anti-US war of resistance for national salvation (1954-1975) Vietnam’s National Assembly during the anti-US war of resistance for national salvation (1954-1975)
Following the victorious war of resistance against the French colonialists, North Vietnam was completely liberated while the South was still dominated by the US imperialists and their stooges. As a result, the Democratic Republic of Vietnam State had to organize the socialist construction in the North in parallel with the resistance war against the US imperialists to liberate the South, defend the North and reunify the country, of which the anti-US war of resistance for national salvation  was the primary task. In such a historical circumstance, the National Assembly of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam was organized and operated, better serving these two strategic tasks.
Current developments in media and the press Current developments in media and the press
Due to its interaction with domestic and foreign social and economic factors as well as strong impacts of the development of information and communication technology in the context of globalization, Vietnamese press has witnessed quantitative and qualitative changes in information contents and handling methods as well as in its accumulated potential and its capability to impact on social life.
60 years of building a state ruled by law 60 years of building a state ruled by law
Building a state ruled by law has become an inevitable objective trend of all democratic nations in the modern world. Realities in building a state ruled by law in Vietnam over the past 60 years, particularly in the 20 years of “doi moi” (renewal) since 1986, reveal more clearly the inevitability of the process in the course of advancing towards socialism in Vietnam.

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