In accordance with the Circular No. 04/2014/TT-BTTTT dated March 19, 2014 of the Ministry of Information and Communications detailing and guiding a number of Articles of Decree No.88/2012/ND-CP dated October 23, 2012 of the Government regulation on activities of information and press of foreign press, foreign representative agency and organizations in Vietnam.
Any foreign organization in Vietnam that wishes to hold a press conference in Hanoi shall file an application to Press Administration – Ministry of Information and Communications (directly or by post).
If the press conference is held in another province, the application shall be sent to the People’s Committee of that province (directly or by post) at least 02 working days before the press conference takes place.
After 02 days from the receipt of the application, it is considered that the press conference is approved if no dissenting opinions are given by competent authorities. If the press conference is held in Hanoi by a foreign representative body, a copy of the application shall also be sent to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a notification.
A license for news publication is effective for 01 year from the day on which it is signed. If the foreign organization that obtains the license for news publication fails to publish news within 60 days from its effective date, the license shall be invalidated.
Also in accordance with this Circular, 90 days before the license for news publication, if the foreign organization in Vietnam wishes to keep publishing news, an application for re-issuance of the license shall be submitted to Press Administration with the application of a written request made by the foreign organizations in Vietnam; a photocopy of the license for news publications and the documents about the changes to the license issued by Press Administration.
This Circular takes effect on May 05, 2014
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