Vietnam

Country Profile: Vietnam
Background Vietnam is a one-party state governed by the Communist Party of Vietnam. The party does not maintain a strict adherence to ideological orthodoxy.U.S. Department of State, Background Note: Vietnam, November 30, 2010, http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/4130.htm. Today, Vietnam is making a transition from a centrally...
ONI Blog: Update on threats to freedom of expression online in Vietnam
Information openness has come under further threat in Vietnam, as the ongoing suppression of critical voices within the country may be strengthened through recently proposed regulations regarding use of the Internet. The new regulations seek to further criminalize and ban controversial web...
ONI Blog: Vietnam's New Green Dam?
Vietnam is continuing its steep fall down a slippery slope of Internet censorship and filtration and is raising more concerns over its new cyber-technology implementation. Internet censorship is nothing new to Vietnam, yet its policies have remained very much out...
ONI Blog: Is Vietnam Blocking Facebook?
According to an AP report, access to Facebook in Vietnam has been intermittent over the past week, with many users fearing a government block. Facebook has over 1 million users in Vietnam, a considerable amount in a country with 22 million...
ONI Blog: ONI Releases Reports on Filtering in Asia, China
New research from the OpenNet Initiative reveals accelerating restrictions on Internet content as Asian governments shift to next generation controls. These new techniques go beyond blocking access to websites and are more informal and fluid, implemented at edges of the network, and...
ONI Blog: Vietnam: Google, Yahoo! sought to regulate blogosphere
According to AFP news reports, Vietnam’s government wants to enlist Google and Yahoo! to help “regulate” the country’s blogging scene in an effort to stop “incorrect information” from being published online. Recent years have witnessed an explosion of activity in...
ONI Blog: The Boston Globe: Vietnam's new dissidents thrive via Internet
Matt Steinglass of The Boston Globe sees blogs and Internet chats as facilitating the political activities of dissidents in Vietnam and fueling the push for democracy. See full story. ...
ONI Blog: Vietnam: Internet repression creates climate of fear
"A new report released [Oct. 22, 2006] by Amnesty International reveals a climate of fear in Viet Nam, with people afraid to post information online and Internet café owners forced to inform on their customers." See AI press release and...
ONI Blog: Internet Filtering in Vietnam
ONI has released today a report that finds an increase in Internet censorship in Vietnam. Drawing from technical, legal, and political sources, ONI’s research finds that the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is focusing its filtering on sites considered threatening to its...