Stories about Vietnam from August, 2009
Vietnam: Education system
Economist Peter Nelson writes about the education system of Vietnam.
Southeast Asia: Twitter reactions on Suu Kyi guilty verdict
Myanmar opposition leader and global democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced to 18 months of house arrest for violating the terms of her detention. Suu Kyi’s conviction was condemned by world leaders, Burmese activists, and also bloggers. Twitterers based in Southeast Asia also reacted to the “harsh” sentence
Vietnam: Drama and social change
The Right to Shine is a theatre for Social Change project that aims to use drama to help rescued child laborers in Vietnam to realise their full potential
Southeast Asia: Internet and Nationalism
The Internet is increasingly being used by many Southeast Asians for various nationalist campaigns. This trend is positive in so far as it expands and improves the political participation of ordinary citizens. However, there are also ultra-nationalist online initiatives which prevent the formation of regional solidarity in Southeast Asia.