(…) Should the press be developed in association with planning? Naturally, planning and plans also mean limitation, especially in view from macro governance aspect. At the same time, the question about which law to govern the promulgation of press planning still requests an answer while the law on urban planning has been promulgated but there is no similar law for press activities. Once accepting planning, we have accepted to limit the development of press as a major means of mass media. Such limitation may lead to the risk of reducing the press’s competitiveness with other means of media which are more and more various, diversified, modern, and free of this century. In practice, many big newspapers in the world, disregard of their hundreds of years of development, still give way in the race with social networks.
What will the press be for without the consumption market of readers? That is the message conveyed by the author, Mr. Nguyen Tien Lap, lawyer in commenting the draft Law on Press.