Over 19,000 reporters receive press cards nationwide
Updated : Tuesday, July 10, 2018 9:35 AM (GMT+0700)

TheMinistry of Information and Communications (MoIC) has granted 19,166 presscards so far, heard a conference in Hanoi on July 9. 

Illustrative photo - Photo: VNA

According to reportsdelivered at the conference, 1,066 journalists received their press cardsduring the last two quarters.

Vietnam has a total of 1,083press agencies, including 857 printed newspapers and magazines; 159 onlinenewspapers and magazines; and 67 radio and TV stations, reports said. 

As of June 30, as many as1,510 websites and 288 social network pages have been licensed. Meanwhile,there are 75 telecom service suppliers and 71 internet service providersoperating in the country. 

In the first six months ofthe year, Vietnam’s telecom services made a total revenue estimated ofover 182 trillion VND (8 billion USD), equal to 49.1 percent of the set targetand up 4.8 percent over the same period last year. 

The sector contributed anestimated over 23.5 trillion VND (over 1 billion USD) to the State budget, equaling51.3 percent of the plan.

The number of operatingmobile phone subscribers has so far reached 124 million, of which 3G and4G subscribers have increased by 29 percent. 

The country’s revenue frominformation and communication technology in the period was estimated to reach 1quadrillion VND, presenting a year-on-year increase of 16 percent. 

IT exports hit 918.3trillion VND (40 billion USD), up over 16 percent against the same period lastyear, including nearly 884.1 trillion VND from hardware and 34.2 trillion VND(1.5 billion USD) from software. 

Revenues from printing andpublication, pay-TV, and postal services reached 32.2 trillion (1.4 billionUSD), 3.57 trillion VND (155.8 million USD), and 8.1 trillion VND (353.5million USD), respectively. 

Representatives from theMoIC said the ministry has worked closely with Facebook and Google on buildinga channel to effectively remove information violating Vietnamese laws on socialnetworks.

Google is committed toabiding by the laws of Vietnam and cooperating with the country in ensuringcyber security.


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