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How Vietnam Controls the Press

Categories: East Asia, Vietnam, Freedom of Speech, Law, Media & Journalism, Politics

Asia Sentinel publishes an article written by Pham Doan Trang about the situation of journalists [1] in Vietnam:

The press card system is a sophisticated method of controlling reporters. No card, no access. Without a press card, reporters can't hope to meet high-ranking officials, visit contacts at public offices or cover official conferences.

The State doesn't need to kill journalists to control the media because by and large, Vietnam's press card-carrying journalists are not allowed to do work that is worth being killed for