|A group of VTC14 reporters have spent 14 days at Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi to update the news about the coronavirus epidemic
This comes as plenty of reputable media and survey organisations worldwide have placed Vietnam as the number one country in terms of providing transparent information regarding epidemic prevention, noting that it has been the most successful country in containing the pandemic.
Some of the world’s largest and most prestigious media outlets have constantly praised the miraculous achievements of Vietnamese epidemic prevention measures, which can be viewed as positive publicity that helps to promote the nation’s image as a safe destination.
The success in nationwide epidemic prevention activities can in part be attributed to the remarkable contributions of VOV, with the situation allowing the broadcaster to utilise its array of strengths.
Most notably, VOV runs broadcasting programmes in 13 different ethnic minority languages, in addition to 13 foreign languages as a means of effectively promoting both internal and external information, therefore creating trust among the public.
VOV’s broadcastings have the ability to reach people from all walks of life and provide them with information regarding the leadership of the Politburo, the Secretariat, the Government, and the National Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control, while gaining confidence from the international community for the transparent measures taken by the nation.
The national broadcaster has widely covered media content which states the nation’s great determination to keep the pandemic in check with news on the ongoing epidemic situation being regularly updated in a transparent manner without hiding new outbreaks.
VOV has also offered assistance and co-ordinated closely with other countries and territories, in addition to the World Health Organization to help prevent the spread of the pandemic and local transmission.
Moreover, VOV has also incessantly published and broadcast recommendations and messages from the health sector to the public with regard to epidemic prevention and control measures. This has helped to improve the sense of responsibility of each individual whilst intensifying a range of social distancing measures which is seen as a highly effective way of slowing the spread of the virus. Studies conducted by the Vietnamese health sector and scientists have also greatly contributed to the fight against the pandemic, with residents urged not to be subjective or fear in an excessive way.
It is worth noting that in all situations, VOV’s information is always verified from a variety of sources, especially official sources such as the National Steering Committee and the Ministry of Health in order to provide audiences with the most reliable information possible. In addition, a human side was also featured throughout the information campaign which is to not exploit the personal or private information of patients.
The information posted on VOV’s various media platforms ensures that foreign relations with other countries are not affected, while resolutely condemning wrongful and hostile allegations or fake news posted on social networks that try to undermine the efforts to prevent and control the epidemic. Indeed, much of these allegations are done for the purpose of sabotaging the Vietnamese Party and the State, smearing individuals, and denying the efforts of the Party and Vietnamese citizens in the COVID-19 fight.
Additionally, VOV has widely covered information about the increasingly complicated nature of COVID-19 developments in many regions worldwide, such as Europe, North America, and South America, alongside the global efforts to discover a vaccine for the virus.