The Voice of Vietnam, 73 years of reform and development

(VOVWORLD) - Today September 7, is the founding anniversary of the Voice of Vietnam (VOV). Over the past 73 years, VOV has been a pioneer in innovation. It built the first model of multimedia in Vietnam, comprising radio, TV, print, and online newspaper.  

The Voice of Vietnam, 73 years of reform and development  - ảnh 1

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) conferred the title “Hero of the People’s Armed Forces” on the Liberation Radio Station at a ceremony in Hanoi on September 7, 2018, which is the 73rd founding anniversary of The Voice of Vietnam. 

VOV connected millions of Vietnamese during the struggles for national liberation and reform.

Proud history

At 11:30 am on September 7, 1945, the Voice of Vietnam broadcast its first program, following President Ho Chi Minh’s order for the establishment of a national radio station. Its signature said: “This is the Voice of Vietnam, broadcasting from Hanoi, capital of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.” VOV President Nguyen The Ky said: “This signature signified the Voice of Vietnam, but more importantly it signified  the newly-established Democratic Republic regime. We wanted to announce to the Vietnamese people and to the rest of the world that the Vietnamese State was born and the Voice of Vietnam was the voice of the new regime of Vietnam. At that time, this voice was sacred, friendly, and familiar to everybody.”

From the original 90-minute broadcast, VOV has expanded to cover all of Vietnam and most of the wider world via 8 radio channels, 17 TV channels, one print newspaper, and 2 online newspapers at vov.vn and vtc.vn.

Reforms to meet public needs

VOV has continually reformed its content and format, putting the audience at the center. Information is delivered from different angles, with public interaction and debate.

Radio channels focus on targeted audiences with the slogan “Fast, reliable, interesting.” Radio, TV, and print programs have gone online. VOV President Nguyen The Ky said: “Historically, VOV has used traditional radio methods. For example, we broadcast programs through a loudspeaker system in rural areas. We are now moving to digital radio and TV and have developed mobile apps for accessing our programs.”

The Voice of Vietnam delivers up-to-date, accurate news stories on major political events and issues of public concern, like the Party Central Committee’s meetings, National Assembly meetings, APEC Summit Week 2017, and natural disasters. VOV’s commentaries on major global issues are in-depth and unbiased.

Building on its 73-year tradition as a close, reliable friend of the public, the Voice of Vietnam will continue to reform itself for further success.   

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