Radio and Television Broadcasting in Ethnic Minority Languages in Northern Vietnam, some Characteristics and Experiences

Authors: Nguyen Thi Minh Thu, Nguyen Thi Nhung (Faculty of Literature and Linguistic University of Education, Thai Nguyen University, Vietnam)
Speakers: Nguyen Thi Minh Thu, Nguyen Thi Nhung
Topic: Language Minorities and Majorities
The (SCOPUS / ISI) SOAS GLOCAL CALA 2020 General Session


The northern area of Vietnam represents a long-standing residential area of ​​many ethnic minorities such as Tay, Nung, Thai, Muong, Mong, Dao, Giay, Cao Lan, San Diu, Ha Nhi, Lo Lo, Kho Mu, Xinh Mun , Pu Peo … belongs to many different language groups such as: Viet-Muong, Tay-Thai, Mong-Dao, Mon-Khmer. According to the 2009 census data, ethnic minorities account for about 62% of the total population of the Northern mountainous region. Therefore, the issue of broadcasting in ethnic minority languages ​​in this area has great significance. Based on the survey results on broadcasting activities of eight languages ​​in seven provinces in the Northern Region of Vietnam, the article exposes the characteristics and experiences of people in this work. Specific issues include objectives, motivation, broadcasting levels of ethnic languages, structure, genre and content of ethnic language radio and television programs. The study thus observes and exposes the analyzing and evaluating successes, and limitations, and proposes solutions to problems related to radio and television broadcasting in ethnic minority areas in Northern Vietnam.

Keywords: Ethnic Minority Languages, Northern Vietnam