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Vietnam News Agency

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Vietnam News Agency
Native name
Thông tấn xã Việt Nam
TypeNews agency
Founded15 September 1945; 75 years ago (1945-09-15)
Headquarters5 Ly Thuong Kiet, Hoàn Kiếm District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Key people
Nguyễn Đức Lợi, General Director
OwnerGovernment of Vietnam
SubsidiariesThể thao và Văn hóa
Le Courrier du Vietnam
Việt Nam News
Vietnam Law & Legal Forum (English)

Vietnam News Agency or Vietnamese News Agency (Vietnamese: Thông tấn xã Việt Nam, commonly abbreviated as TTXVN) is the official state-run news agency of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. It operates more than 30 foreign bureaux worldwide and maintains 63 bureaux in Vietnam—one for each city and province,[1] including 6 in ASEAN.[2] The current General Director of TTXVN is Nguyễn Đức Lợi.

With more than 60 media products made by more than 1,000 reporters and editors out of the over-2,300-strong staff, it is the press agency with the largest number of information products and forms in Vietnam, from source news in the forms of text, photo, television, infographics and audio to publications such as dailies, weeklies, magazines, pictorials, books, e-newspapers, websites, online and print newspapers, and information on mobile platforms and social networks, among others.[1] It publishes in several languages, besides Vietnamese, including Lao, Khmer, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, English, French and Spanish.[1] Vietnam News Agency boasts bilateral and multilateral partnerships with more than 40 news agencies and large international media organisations. It is a member of the Executive Board of the Organisation of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA).[1]


  • The Vietnamese News Agency (TTXVN) was founded in 1945 shortly after the August Revolution. On 15 September 1945, Ho Chi Minh's Declaration of Independence of Vietnam was broadcast through the TTXVN in Vietnamese, English and French.[1]
  • In 1947, news in Chinese was first broadcast but halted a year later.
  • In 1960, the Liberation News Agency was founded to broadcast news in South Vietnam.
  • On May 24, 1976, the Vietnamese News Agency and the Liberation News Agency were merged under the name the Vietnamese News Agency.[1]
  • On May 12, 1977, the National Assembly Standing Committee of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam issued a resolution approving the change of the Vietnamese name of the agency from “Vietnam Thong tan xa” into “Thong tan xa Vietnam”. [1]
  • In 1991, begins publication of Việt Nam News, a national English-language daily.
  • In 2008, the VietnamPlus website was launched, which published news in Vietnamese, English, French and Spanish.


  • VNews TV Channel
  • Photo-news
  • E-news: VietnamPlus, Ethnic Minority and Mountainous Region
  • Printed products: Tin tức, Thể Thao & Văn Hoá, Thể thao Văn Hóa & Đàn ông, Viet Nam News, Viet Nam News Sunday, Outlook, Le Courrier du Vietnam, Báo ảnh Việt Nam, Vietnam Law & Legal Forum, Khoa học & Công nghệ, Chân trời UNESCO
  • Multimedia products


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "VIETNAM NEWS AGENCY". Retrieved 26 February 2021.
  2. ^ "Agency opens new bureau". VNS. 17 January 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2013.

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This page was last edited on 26 February 2021, at 18:52
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