HÀ NỘI — The 2023 National Press Festival opened at the Hà Nội Museum on Friday with the theme of "Solidarity-Professionalism-Culture-Innovation" and to celebrate the press' achievements over the past year. Nguyễn Đức Lợi, permanent vice chairman of VJA, said besides important factors such as solidarity and professionalism, the national press festival highlights culture and innovation- the two factors that journalism should pay special attention to. Culture will be the overall theme in most of the events at the festival, while innovation is the most crucial factor of a journalist's professionalism, he said. He said that innovation covers being creative in discovering topics, accessing information, and how we offer and convey information to readers. There will be a series of sidelines events like seminars, workshops, exhibitions, a singing contest, a football tournament and art performances.