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Vietnam Formulates Nationwide Code of Conduct for Social Media
June 21, 2021

Vietnam Formulates Nationwide Code of Conduct for Social Media

By Sebastian Strangio
Whether or not it is enforceable, the move hints at Hanoi’s desire for tight control over what its citizens say and do online.

Ahead of Vietnam’s One-Party Elections, the State Punishes Online Calls for Democracy
May 21, 2021

Ahead of Vietnam’s One-Party Elections, the State Punishes Online Calls for Democracy

By Tessa Weal
To secure its monopoly on power, the Communist Party bends the rules, bans the competition, and dominates the digital landscape.
Could Vietnam Really Shut Down Facebook?
November 23, 2020

Could Vietnam Really Shut Down Facebook?

By Sebastian Strangio
Reports of recent threats notwithstanding, such a move would invite massive blowback from the public.

In Vietnam, Many Are Mourning the Downfall of an American Idol
November 12, 2020

In Vietnam, Many Are Mourning the Downfall of an American Idol

By Pham Thi Thuy Duong and Truong Thuy Quynh
“If I could die for Mr. Trump to become the President," wrote one Vietnamese Facebook user, "I would be very willing to do so.”

Public Shaming is Terrible, But So Is Poor Journalism
October 19, 2020

Public Shaming is Terrible, But So Is Poor Journalism

By Vu Lam
The online attacks on Vietnam's "Patient 17" were disgraceful, but there is no evidence that her identity was leaked by the Vietnamese government.

Facebook: Vietnam’s Fickle Partner-in-Crime
July 09, 2020

Facebook: Vietnam’s Fickle Partner-in-Crime

By Dien Luong
Vietnam’s government has been able to co-opt Facebook to act in its own interests – for now.

Vietnam’s Controversial Cybersecurity Law Spells Tough Times for Activists
January 04, 2019

Vietnam’s Controversial Cybersecurity Law Spells Tough Times for Activists

By Thoi Nguyen
The new law took effect on January 1, despite criticisms at home and abroad.
One Year After Mother Mushroom’s Imprisonment, Signs of Hope in Vietnam
June 29, 2018

One Year After Mother Mushroom’s Imprisonment, Signs of Hope in Vietnam

By Prachi Vidwans and Joy Park
Despite rising repression, the democratic awakening of the Vietnamese people continues.

Vietnam's Growing Protest Culture
August 12, 2016

Vietnam's Growing Protest Culture

By Arthur Beaufort
Vietnam's population is increasingly vocal about economic, political, and social issues, to the government's dismay.

Amid Fish Deaths, Social Media Comes Alive in Vietnam
May 04, 2016

Amid Fish Deaths, Social Media Comes Alive in Vietnam

By Thu Huong Le
Facebook is the platform of choice for activists organizing rallies in response to the latest environmental disaster.

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