Hang Dinh, the unbreakeable Vietnamese journalist
Episode #3 of Correspondances, podcast of the newsmakers.
Hang Dinh is the Vietnamese Anne Sinclair. She was one of the faces of national television for about fifteen years.
But it's been another 15 years since Hang Dinh left the TV sets to devote herself to teaching. Today, she combines two activities: she is a professor at the University of Hanoi and a volunteer at the Media Training Center of the Vietnamese Journalists Association.
Like many of the journalists you will hear in this series, Hang Dinh is driven by her vocation. She puts all her time and energy into it.
In 1965, when the American army began bombing Vietnam, little Hang Dinh and her family were moved to the countryside around Hanoi. The 6 children didn't always have enough to eat. Daily life is punctuated by alarm sirens, bombings and evacuations.
In 1975, the war ended. The communist North Vietnam succeeds in its offensive war against the capitalist South. The reunified country becomes the socialist republic of Vietnam. Hang Dinh, who has finished high school, returns to Hanoi and begins his studies there.
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