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Tightening The Noose: The Latest Developments In Vietnam’s Assault On Internet Freedom

Tightening The Noose: The Latest Developments In Vietnam’s Assault On Internet Freedom
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On August 25, 2021, U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris met with several of Vietnam’s top leaders. According to a report by Reuters, while the focus of their dialogue centered on the South China Sea dispute and the strengthening of U.S presence in the region, she also brought

Aerolyne Reed
Aerolyne Reed
Human Rights
Vietnam Briefing: Vietnam Remains “Not Free” On Freedom House’s Internet Freedom Report; Vietnam’s COVID-19 Death Toll Surpasses 18,000 Fatalities

Vietnam Briefing: Vietnam Remains “Not Free” On Freedom House’s Internet Freedom Report; Vietnam’s COVID-19 Death Toll Surpasses 18,000 Fatalities
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Freedom on the Net 2021: Vietnam remains “Not Free” on internet freedomThe Vietnamese Magazine reports: On September 21, 2021, Freedom House, a Washington D.C.-based organization, released its annual report Freedom on the Net 2021. In the report, Vietnam scored 22 on a 100-point scale, being classified as “not

The Vietnamese Magazine
The Vietnamese Magazine
Vietnam Briefing
Internet Freedom In Vietnam: Prospects And Setbacks

Internet Freedom In Vietnam: Prospects And Setbacks
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On September 21, Freedom House, a non-profit organization based in Washington D.C., released its annual “Freedom on the Net” report, classifying[1] Vietnam as “not free” in its annual 2021 ranking. A Freedom House chart evaluates the state of internet freedom in 70 countries[2] this year, based on

Jason Nguyen
Jason Nguyen
Internet Freedom
The Threat Of A Free And Open Internet In Vietnam

The Threat Of A Free And Open Internet In Vietnam
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We now live in the Age of Information, where we can access facts, data, or statistics with a simple touch of a button through our phones or computers. With enough time, commitment, and motivation, anyone can attain baseline theoretical knowledge in various fields with access to the internet. And if

Aerolyne Reed
Aerolyne Reed
Internet Freedom
New Research: Vietnam Remains “Not Free” On Internet Freedom, Freedom House Says

New Research: Vietnam Remains “Not Free” On Internet Freedom, Freedom House Says
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Internet freedom in Vietnam has always been at the mercy of state censorship and strict government control. Journalists, bloggers, and activists face the genuine risk of harassment by state forces and even imprisonment. On September 21, 2021, Freedom House, a US-based organization founded to support and defend democracy worldwide, released

Aerolyne Reed
Aerolyne Reed
Internet Freedom
Vietnam: The New Code Of Conduct On Social Media Is Not Legally Binding

Vietnam: The New Code Of Conduct On Social Media Is Not Legally Binding
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On June 17, 2021, Reuters reported that Vietnam announced a national code of conduct for social media. This new code would be the national guidelines on social media behavior in Vietnam, where users are encouraged to post positive content about the country. There are certain prohibitions for social media users

Trinh Huu Long
Trinh Huu Long
Internet Freedom
9 Takeaways From Vietnam’s Draft Decree On Personal Data Protection

9 Takeaways From Vietnam’s Draft Decree On Personal Data Protection
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This article was written in Vietnamese by Trinh Huu Long and previously published in Luat Khoa Magazine on February 18, 2021. The translation was done by the author. It’s been almost three years since Vietnam’s National Assembly passed the highly controversial Cybersecurity Law. No guidance on the law’

Trinh Huu Long
Trinh Huu Long
Internet Freedom
Vietnamese Activists React to Facebook Taking Down “Anti-state” Posts

Vietnamese Activists React to Facebook Taking Down “Anti-state” Posts
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In mid-April, Reuters broke the news that Facebook agreed to censor so-called “anti-state” posts after the Vietnamese government put pressure on the social networking site and took local servers offline, slowing down traffic. Since the news broke, the activist and politically-engaged community in Vietnam has been determined to jump over

Linh Nguyen
Linh Nguyen
Internet Freedom