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Journalist Nguyen Ai Quoc and 100 years of Le Paria newspaper

By Pham Vu

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HCMC – An exhibition of 36 books and images featuring the life of Journalist Nguyen Ai Quoc (later known as Ho Chi Minh) and the 100th year of Le Paria newspaper is on in downtown HCMC.

The event is being held by the HCMC Journalists Association, the HCMC Department of Culture and Sports and the Vietnam Press Museum to mark the 132nd birthday of President Ho Chi Minh (May 19, 1890 – May 19, 2022), the 100th anniversary of Le Paria (April 1, 1922 – April 1, 2022), the 97th anniversary of Vietnam Journalism Day (June 21, 1925 – June 21, 2022).

The images about Journalist Nguyen Ai Quoc and 100 years of Le Paria newspaper are on display along the wall fence of the city’s Department of Culture and Sports on Nguyen Du and Dong Khoi streets, adjacent to the HCMC Post Office and the Notre Dame Cathedral.

The young Nguyen Ai Quoc and international revolutionaries coming from other French colonies established the Colonial Union and launched Le Paria newspaper on April 1, 1922. The newspaper operated for four years, from 1922 to 1926, with 38 issues.

Journalist Nguyen Ai Quoc’s images and write-ups printed in Le Paria on display
An image features the headquarters of the Colonial Union of Le Paria in Paris, France, taken in 1922
A portrait of Nguyen Ai Quoc taken in 1919
An advertisement of Nguyen Ai Quoc’s photography service printed in Le Paria
An image features Nguyen Ai Quoc’s autograph (upper left)

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