Vietnam News Agency (VNA; Vietnamese: Thông tấn xã Việt Nam (TTXVN), French: L’Agence vietnamienne d’information, lit.'Vietnamese Information Agency' (AVI)) 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. It also operates the website VietnamPlus.

Vietnam News Agency
Native name
Thông tấn xã Việt Nam
Company typeNews agency
Founded15 September 1945; 78 years ago (1945-09-15)
Headquarters5 Ly Thuong Kiet, Hoàn Kiếm District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Key people
Vũ Việt Trang, General Director
OwnerGovernment of Vietnam
SubsidiariesThể thao và Văn hóa
Le Courrier du Vietnam
Việt Nam News
Vietnam Law & Legal Forum (English)


  • The Vietnam News Agency (VNA/VNTTX) was founded on 23 August 1945 shortly after the August Revolution. On 15 September 1945, Ho Chi Minh's Declaration of Independence of Vietnam and the Provisional Revolutionary Government of Democratic Republic of Vietnam member list were broadcast through the TTXVN in Vietnamese, English and French.[1]
  • Not long after the launch, in 1946, VNA opened its first foreign news bureau in Bangkok (Thailand)
  • At 20:00, 19 December 1946, Vietnam News Agency transmit the Appeal for National Resistance, compiled by President Ho Chi Minh. The Agency concomitantly evacuated all of its infrastructural properties into the resistance area.
  • In 1947, VNA transmitted the Chinese-language news called Việt Nam Tân văn (Chinese: 越南新闻; pinyin: Yuenan Xinwen). This bulletin was later halted on the following year.
  • In 1948, VNA opened the second foreign bureaux in Yangon (Myanmar).
  • Vietnam News Agency begun to receive the news from big information agencies such as ITAR-TASS (Soviet Union, later Russia), Xinhua (China) since 1949. Two years later, the bureau of the Agency in Moscow, Beijing and Paris has been opened.
  • In 1954, the First Indochina War ended. VNA relocated the headquarters back to Hanoi.
  • In 1960, the Liberation News Agency was founded to broadcast news in South Vietnam.
  • On May 24, 1976, the Vietnam News Agency and the Liberation News Agency were merged into the new Vietnam 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 “Việt Nam Thông tấn xã” into “Thông tấn xã Việt Nam”.[1]
  • On June 13, 1982, VNA issued Tin Nhanh Espana 82 (España '82 Flash News), a special publication to provide the coverage of World Cup 1982. Two months later, the weekly newspaper Văn hóa & Thể thao Quốc tế (International Culture & Sports) was established on the basis of the España '82 Flash News. The original publish days of the newspaper were every Fridays.
  • The second weekly newspaper of the VNA, Tuần Tin Tức (Weekly News), was launched on May 14, 1983, circulating every Saturdays. This publication was renamed simply to Tin Tức (The News) from 1 January 1999 following the merger of Tuần Tin tức and Tin tức Buổi chiều (Afternoon News), another publication of the VNA.
  • In 1991, VNA begins the publication of Việt Nam News, a national English-language daily.
  • From 1994 the VNA began to operate and own Le Courrier du Vietnam, the French-language daily newspaper from the Ministry of Culture and Information
  • In 2008, the VietnamPlus website was launched, which published news in Vietnamese, English, French and Spanish.
  • On 21 June 2010, the Vietnam News Agency Television Channel (V NEWS) went on experimental broadcast. The channel was officially launched on 25 August, with launching ceremony was attended by then-Prime Minister Nguyễn Tấn Dũng.
  • From December 31, 2016, the Tin Tức newspaper ceased the daily edition and relaunch the weekend edition back to its original name Tuần Tin tức after eighteen-year hiatus.



Vietnam News Agency oversees the following publicatioins and programmes:[1]

  • Print publications:
    • Tin tức (English: The News), with weekly edition on Thursdays and News on Ethnic Minority and Mountainous Regions on Tuesdays
    • Thể thao & Văn hoá (English: Sports & Culture), with weekday print version, monthly magazine Thể thao & Văn hoá – Đàn ông
    • Ethnic Minority and Mountainous Region Pictorial, a monthly periodical published in 11 minority languages of Vietnam
    • Vietnam Pictorial, a magazine published in 10 foreign languages
      • Dep (English: Beauty), a monthly magazine
      • Vietnam-Korea Times, a weekly Korean-language periodical
    • Vietnam and World Economics, a periodical
    • Viet Nam News (published six days a week) and Viet Nam News Sunday
    • Le Courrier du Vietnam (English: The Courier of Vietnam), a weekly French-language magazine
    • Vietnam Law & Legal Forum, a monthly English-language magazine
      • Official Gazette, an English translation of legal bulletin Công báo, published thrice-weekly
  • Websites:
    •, an online news portal
      •, the electronic edition of Vietnam Pictorial
      •, the electronic edition of Vietnam Law & Legal Forum
    •, a business news website
    •, the electronic edition of Tin tức
    • VietnamPlus at
    •, the electronic edition of Thể Thao & Văn Hoá
    •, the electronic edition of Ethnic Minority and Mountainous Region Pictorial
    •,, and, publications of Viet Nam News
    • VietnamPlus, an online newspaper
  • Television:
    • VNEWS TV Channel
    • Television programmes Economic Focus, Message from History, Moments and Events, Vietnam and International Friends, and Studying Uncle Ho’s moral example every day
      • Affiliated with Thể thao & Văn hoá: Culture Panorama, Planet of Sports, and Culture Radar
      • Affiliated with Le Courrier du Vietnam: Francophone Space


  1. ^ a b c d e "Vietnam News Agency: Strategic and Trustworthy Information Centre of the Party and State". Vietnam News Agency. Retrieved 14 September 2022.
  2. ^ "Agency opens new bureau". VNS. 17 January 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2013.