· September, 2010

Stories about Vietnam from September, 2010

Vietnam: Blogger Pham Minh Hoang Charged with Attempt at Overthrowing the Government

  30 September 2010

Reporters Without Borders reports that French-Vietnamese blogger Pham Minh Hoang was charged with “Activities aimed at overthrowing the government” and membership of a “terrorist organisation” (the banned opposition party Viet Tan). His wife opines that the reason for her husband’s arrests was his opposition to bauxite mining [fr] by a...

Southeast Asia: Blogging about Football

  27 September 2010

There are many football blogs in Southeast Asia that provide relevant news stories and updates about football matches and programs in the region. Here is a list of football blogs in Southeast Asia with focus on Vietnam and Cambodia.

Vietnam: ‘No Firewall’ website

  23 September 2010

Pro-democracy group Viet Tan has launched the No Firewall website which aims to “assist Vietnamese internet users learn about circumvention techniques and digital security.” The Vietnam government has been accused of intensifying its internet surveillance activities to restrict dissent in the country

Vietnam: Nutrition education

  23 September 2010

The Final Word suggests that many adults in Vietnam need to be educated about basic dietary facts since many people continue to associate obesity with good health. He also observes that many women are obsessed with formula milk instead of promoting breastfeeding.

Vietnam: Cash economy

  20 September 2010

Andy Engelson shares his shopping experience in Vietnam and notes that the cash economy of the country is sometimes better than relying on credit cards.

Asia: Videos on Drug Abuse and Detention Centers

  10 September 2010

Drug abuse detention centers in Asia are in the spotlight. Although some Asian drug addicts go in voluntarily to kick their habit, in some places, this has led to routine human rights abuses where people off the street are locked up with no choice, tortured, raped, forced to work for free and denied basic comforts.

Vietnam: Reasons for marrying foreigners

  8 September 2010

Based on an article written by Vinh Dang, about 40,000 Vietnamese citizens married foreigners between 2005-2008. The author also identifies the possible reasons why many Vietnamese are marrying foreigners.

Vietnam: Pre-1975 music

  8 September 2010

Eric Burdette blogs about pre-1975 songs in Vietnam which he discovered through a Vietnamese music website. Eric thinks that young Vietnamese do not know the songs anymore because many records and record players were destroyed in 1975, the end of the Vietnam War.

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