Stories about Vietnam from June, 2009
Vietnam: Growth of Saigon
Michael Sieburg writes about the economic expansion of Saigon and enumerates some of the notable construction projects in the city.
Vietnam arrests prominent lawyer and writer
Vietnam ’s Ministry of Public Security police arrested Le Cong Dinh in Ho Chi Minh City for participating in subversive activities. Dinh is a prominent pro-democracy lawyer, human rights advocate and writer. Several media groups and local scholars have condemned Dinh’s arrest.
Vietnam: Saigon Digital Marketing Conference
David provides a good overview of the recently held Saigon Digital Marketing conference in Vietnam. Check in particular the highly informative paper of Ralf Matthaes on Internet and Media Shifts in Vietnam.
Swine flu enters Vietnam
Vietnam recorded its first Influenza A (H1N1) case. A 23-year old student tested positive for the virus in the southern Ho Chi Minh City. The student arrived from the United States via Hong Kong.