Roles and Strategies of Community Radio and Community COVID Teams during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Vietnam
The study was conducted with the aim of understanding the operation and role of community radio stations and community COVID-19 teams in Vietnam during the pandemic. To conduct the research, the author used the methods of observation and in-depth interviews. By observation, the researcher directly observes the commune radio stations and their operation. As well as their activities related to communication about the COVID-19 epidemic. The in-depth interviews were conducted with a number of people in different residential areas, in different provinces to further clarify the findings from the observations and to obtain the generalisability of the study. Observational results show that with regular and continuous activities of the community radio stations and community COVID teams, people feel that the community is always with them, and no one is left behind, contributing to people’s peace of mind and trust in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.