The People (Nhân Dân) is the official newspaper of the Communist Party of Vietnam. According to the newspaper, it is “the voice of the Party, State and people of Vietnam.” The newspaper was first published on March 11, 1951. Its predecessor was Sự Thật (Truth) newspaper, which was set up in the 1940s. Many important figures in the Vietnamese Communist Party worked at Nhân Dân. Painter Phan Kế An was a regular contributor during the First Indochina War (1946-1954).