Improving capacity of producing ethnic language television programmes
Ethnic language television programmes aiming to raise public awareness of guidelines and policies of the Party and State’s law on the languages of ethnic minorities, the programme will improve people's knowledge, as well as promote economic development and contribute to maintaining the cultural identity of ethnic minority groups. Source: Internet
Prime Minister has recently signed Decision No.1659/QD-TTg approving the goal and task of improving the capacity of producing ethnic language television programmes during the 2021-2025 period.
The move is expected to enhance the dissemination of the Party’s policies and guidelines and the State’s laws among ethnic minority groups, improve the efficiency of ethnic minority-related policy implementation, uphold their cultural identity, strengthen the great national unity bloc and increase their trust in the Party and State.
Accordingly, the total broadcast time will increase to 96 hours per day on VTV5 channels with 27 ethnic languages, including H’Mong, Thai, Dao, Muong, San Chi, Ede, Jo Rai, Ba Na, Sedang, Je Trieng, Raglai, K’Ho, S’Tieng, Cham, Khmer, Pa Co-Van Kieu, Katu, Cao Lan, Ha Nhi, H’Re, Chu Ru, Cho Ro, M’Nong, Tay, Hoa, Ca Dong and Vietnamese.
Units concerned were asked to hold short-term training courses for those involved in ethnic television programme production, including reporters, editors, directors, cameramen, speakers, translators and technicians, towards the goal of training a staff contingent of about 4,200 by 2025.
The first show was aired on Channel Five (VTV5) in languages including Mong, E-De, Khmer, Cham and Gia Rai during 2002.
Over the last 18 years, the department produced highly rated television shows including documentary features such as the Mountainous Area Chronicle and Travelling the Central Area.
The programme aims to improve people's knowledge, as well as promote economic development and contribute to maintaining the cultural identity of ethnic minority groups.
Many ethnic minority groups in most mountainous regions have gained access to television service transmitted via satellite, which will allow the programme to reach a potentially large audience.