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Media, Communications and Human Rights Workshop

Available in: Tiếng việt

Organizers

The workshop on “Media, communication and human rights” is co-organized and conducted by the Authority of Foreign Information Service, Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communication (MoIC) and the World Bank in Vietnam.  The workshop is funded by the Nordic donors through the Nordic Trust Fund.

Objectives

The workshop aims to 1) provide journalists with a panoramic understanding of human rights and international conventions on human rights in relation to media and communications, and 2) share international experiences on media, communications and human rights and human rights reporting.

The workshop provides an opportunity to bring the Vietnamese editors-in-chief, editors and experienced international journalists and human right experts together to discuss common issues in human rights and human rights reporting.

Participants

The workshop is expected participation of about 50 Vietnamese media managers, editors-in-chief and editors from both central and local newspapers across Vietnam.

Speakers and Panelists 

- Dr. Mila Rosenthal, Professor of Human Rights, New School for Social Research, New York, NY.
- Dr. James Anderson, Senior Governance Specialist, World Bank
- Dr. Siobhan McInerney-Lankford, Senior Policy Officer, Law, Partnerships and Institutions for Human Rights, the World Bank
- Dr. Đặng Dũng Chí, Director, Vietnam Institute of Human Rights Institute, Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics and Public Administration
-  Mr. Đỗ Chí Nghĩa, Vice Dean of the Broadcasting Department, Academy of Journalism and Communications
- Mr. Mai Phan Dũng, Deputy Director General, Department of International Organizations, Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)
- Dr. Tôn Nữ Thị Ninh, Former Vice-chairperson of the Foreign Relations Committee, Vietnam National Assembly XI, and Director of Tri Viet Center for Social Research and Education
- Mr. Dương Trung Quốc, National Assembly Deputy, Secretary General of Vietnam Historians’ Association, Editor in Chief of “Past and Present” Journal.

Agenda

 

Time

 Topic

Speaker

08.30 - 08.35 Introduction 
 
08.35 – 09.00

Welcome remarks by:

• Mr. Do Quy Doan, Vice minister (MIC)
• Ms. Victoria Kwakwa, World Bank Country director 

 
Session 1International Conventions for freedom of press, communication and human rights  
 
09.00 - 09.30• Human rights and development – an introduction• Question and answer Dr. Siobhan McInerney-Lankford, World Bank
09.30 - 10.00 • “Human rights for economic progress”• Question and answerDr. James Anderson, World Bank in Vietnam
10.10-10.15Tea/coffee break 
 
10.15-10.45• “International laws for freedom of press and communication and limitation of press freedom in the international law”• Question and answerDr. Dang Dung Chi, Director of Vietnam Human Rights Institute, Vietnam Human Rights Institute, National Academy for Public Administration 
10.45 – 11.15• "Journalism and the International Human Rights Standards: Principles, Examples, and Dilemmas"• Question and answerDr. Mila Rosenthal, Professor of Human Rights, New School for Social Research, New York
11.15 – 12.00Panel discussion
Panelists:
• Ms. Ton Nu Thi Ninh, Former Vice-chairperson of the Foreign relations Committee, Vietnam National Assembly XI, and director of Tri Viet Center for Social Research and Education.
• Professor  Duong Trung Quoc, member of National Assembly, Chief editor of “Past and present” magazine, General secretary of Vietnam Historical Association
• Dr. Dang Dung Chi, Director of Vietnam Human Rights Institute, Vietnam Human Rights Institute, National Academy for Public Administration   
 
12.00 – 13.30 Lunch 
 
Session 2Communication and international experiences in implementation of press freedom and human rights 
13.30 - 14.00 • Media freedom and human rights: the experience of Ireland• Question and answer Dr. Siobhan McInerney-Lankford, WB
14.00 - 14.30• The role of press in ensuring the right to access to information for people in Vietnam• Question and answer Dr Do Chi Nghia, Vice Dean of broadcasting department, Academy of Journalism and communication
14.30 - 15.00• International co-operation on human rights• Question and answerMr. Mai Phan Dung, Deputy Director General, Department of International Organization, Vietnam Foreign Ministry
15.00 - 15.15Tea/Coffee break  
15.10 - 16.50Open discussions, general relating issues
Panelists:
• Ms. Ton Nu Thi Ninh, Former Vice-chairperson of the Foreign relations Committee, Vietnam National Assembly XI, and director of Tri Viet Center for Social Research and Education.
• Professor  Duong Trung Quoc, member of National Assembly, Chief editor of “Past and present” magazine, General secretary of Vietnam Historical Association
• Dr. Dang Dung Chi, Director of Vietnam Human Rights Institute, Vietnam Human Rights Institute, National Academy for Public Administration 
 
16.50 - 17.05Closing session
- Summary by WB representative,
- Summary by MIC representative 
 


Contact:  

Nguyen Hong Ngan, Communications Officer, the World Bank in Vietnam
Email: nnguyen5@worldbank.org, Tel: 04.39346600 – 234 




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