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  1. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam lifts school suspension for girl who parodied Ho Chi Minh

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 01:22pm

    ... Associated Press in Hanoi Authorities in Vietnam have lifted a one-year suspension handed down to an eighth-grade student for posting a parody of a speech by revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh on Facebook. The girl’s post used language from a famous speech by Ho Chi Minh in 1946 appealing for resistance against French colonialists. The post joked about never having to take exams ...

  2. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnamese prison vows to punish inmate for Facebook drug photos

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 10:53pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi Inmate's Facebook drug photos rile authorities Vietnamese authorities have vowed to "seriously punish" a prisoner caught posting photographs of drugs alongside status updates on Facebook from a smartphone smuggled into jail. Nguyen Duc Hung, jailed on drugs charges, last week posted photographs of himself in a black and white striped ...

  3. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam blogger Nguyen Lan Thang airs news of detention on Facebook

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 03:32pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Hanoi A pro-democracy blogger broke the news of his own detention in Vietnam through Facebook, another sign of how the social network is shaking up the country’s ... to spread it if he is detained. Around one-third of Vietnam’s 90 million are online. Blogs, Facebook pages and YouTube have emerged as the main avenues for activists to spread news, commentary, ...

  4. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnamese activist Dinh Nhat Uy convicted for Facebook posts

    Posted Oct 29th 2013, 06:43pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi A Vietnamese activist received a 15 month suspended prison sentence on Tuesday for “abusing democratic freedoms” through his Facebook posts – part ... solely for Facebook postings. Usually charges for dissidents and activists relate to blog postings. In June Uy’s brother Dinh Nguyen Kha, a computer technician, was sentenced to eight years ...

  5. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam releases two dissidents from jail amid trade talks with US

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:01pm by AFP

    ... had been privately negotiating for his release. A photo widely distributed on Facebook shows him at an American airport flicking a V-for-victory sign. A US diplomat posted at the embassy ...

  6. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam announces big fines for social media ‘propaganda’

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 09:49pm by Reuters

    ... a fine. Internet penetration is soaring in a country of an estimated 90 million people, a third of whom use the internet and about 20 million of whom have Facebook accounts, a report published at a seminar on information technology in Ho Chi Minh City in September showed. A Vietnamese Facebook user who campaigned online for the release of his brother jailed for criticizing the government ...

  7. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Looming street protests over China a test for Vietnam

    Posted May 10th 2014, 02:04pm by AP

    ... of the people and drive out the Beijing expansionists." A statement widely circulated on Facebook and dissident blogs called for protests today in Hanoi outside the Chinese embassy and a Chinese ...

  8. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Nervous Hanoi dances around anti-China rally

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 02:10pm by AP

    ... anniversary They shouted anti-China slogans and took video and photos of each other to be posted on dissident blogs and Facebook pages. After 90 minutes, they managed to lay their wreaths ...

  9. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam arrests bloggers in attempt to rein in criticism of Communist Party

    Posted Jun 15th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... of blogs and Facebook accounts report gleefully on its failings and internal feuding, reaching millions of people and helping spread anger at its rule. When somebody is weak and wants to appear... ...

  10. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Limbless preacher tests Vietnam's religious freedoms

    Posted May 26th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... on Facebook. "He is amazing." Many disabled people attended. Some joined Vujicic on stage and embraced him. His message on the need to help and respect those with disabilities had extra ...




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