Media practitioners are the front liners the public relies on for facts, vetted information and perspectives from the ground. Various articles have been published on the rights of the public to information, to the truth. This activity draws attention to the rights and the protection of media practitioners themselves, who, in the course of their work, risk their lives to report the news.
The National Assembly is the highest constitutional body of Vietnam and is in charge of many important tasks, for example the adoption of the five-year socio-economic plan or the annual state budget. On 23rd May 2021, the deputies of the 15th National Assembly will be elected - the procedure of these elections however follows strict rules and requirements.
The Hanns Seidel Foundation supported the conduct of and on-line conference for police training officers in the region with the objective of sharing information how the participating police organizations are coping with the challenge to conduct training during the Covid-19 Pandemic given the limitations on physical and face-to-face teaching, possibly with the use of digital teaching methods. Discussions during the conference included experiences and teaching methods that can be shared with or adapted by the other participants, and recommendations for specific subjects to be discussed in similar activities in the future.
The University of Labour and Social Affairs (ULSA), a University under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) of Vietnam, active in the field of social work and labour management, has been a partner of the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) since 2020. In 2021, HSF will cooperate with ULSA on various topics including sustainable and socially responsible human resource management and the implementation on the Labour Code 2019.
COVID-19 Chronicles marks its first year since it started in March 2020, in the wake of the pandemic. It was begun by the Philippine Press Institute (PPI) to collect “community stories from its members in the regions under one common website.” The project has since facilitated the gathering in the PPI News Commons (https://ppinewscommons.net/) of thousands of stories relating to the pandemic, its effect on the people and the Philippine government’s response thereto.