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

Author: Nguyen Thi Minh Thu (Faculty of Literature and Linguistic, Thai Nguyen University of Education, Vietnam)
Speaker: Nguyen Thi Minh Thu
Topic: Language Minorities and Majorities
The (SCOPUS / ISI) SOAS GLOCAL CALA 2021 Colloquium Session


The northern area is 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 important significance.

Based on the survey results on broadcasting activities of 8 languages ​​in 7 provinces in the Northern Region, the article shows the characteristics and experiences in this work. Specific issues include: objectives, motivation, broadcasting levels of ethnic languages, structure, genre and content of ethnic language radio and television programs. Finally, analyzing and evaluating successes, limitations and proposing some solutions related to radio and television broadcasting in ethnic minority areas in Northern Vietnam.

Keywords: Radio and television broadcasting, ethnic minority language, northern Vietnam