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The role of the media in the modern era

On Sunday April 7, the Vientiane Times turned 25 and the Board of Directors and staff of Laos’ only English newspaper held a grand event to celebrate the occasion. The anniversary was an appropriate time to review the objectives of establishing the newspaper and to take stock of the progress made towards fulfilling these aims.  Director General and Editor-in-Chief of Lao Press in Foreign Languages (the publisher of the Vientiane Times), Mr Thonglor Duangsavanh, recalled the editorial objectives outlined by the founding committee of the Vientiane Timesmore than two decades ago.
The newspaper’s mandate is to disseminate the policies and guidelines of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party, state laws, socio-economic development plans and the regulations the government has enacted.    ....More >>>