Hanoi bureau the latest in news channel's efforts to report fully on events throughout Asia.
Regional broadcaster ChannelNewsAsia launched its Vietnam news bureau today, July 21. The office, located in Hanoi, is the channel’s 14th dedicated bureau in Southeast and East Asia.
The opening of the bureau was announced by Ms. Debra Soon, Head of MediaCorp’s News and Premier Segment, last year at Channel NewsAsia’s “Vietnam Business Insights” forum.
“With our bureau in place here in Hanoi we are extending our capability to report with depth and integrity,” Ms. Soon said. “This is what the channel stands for; creating a better understanding of Asia and what it has to offer the world.”
The bureau has been established at a time when the region is set to be further integrated, with the imminent establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community at the end of the year, which will present tremendous opportunities for businesses, people-to-people exchange, and closer regional economic integration.
The launch in Hanoi was attended by government officials, business leaders, and partners.
Channel NewsAsia Singapore was established in March 1999 by MediaCorp and is an English-language Asian TV News channel. Positioned to “Understand Asia”, it reports on global developments with Asian perspectives. Channel NewsAsia brings viewers not only the latest news but also the stories behind the headlines. Based in Singapore, it has correspondents in major Asian cities and key Western cities, including New York, Washington D.C., London, and Brussels.