Latest posts by Caroline Finlay
Ros Sokhet, a journalist well known in Cambodia for his contribution to the English language media, was arrested on October 30th and charged with defamation. The arrest generated a debate on alleged corruption in the media industry
GV author Caroline Finlay writes about how the arrest of two Vietnamese journalists last month sparked an online debate about media freedom and corruption in Vietnam. The spirited online discussion was interesting and encouraging since the press is tightly controlled in Vietnam.
Vietnamese netizens got another opportunity to vent their anti-China anger when the Beijing Olympic flame was in Ho Chi Minh city. Caroline Finlay rounds up some of the reactions.
Vietnamese capital city Hanoi recently introduced a draft legislation aimed at improving traffic flow. The result of this was a drastic reduction in the places where the vendors can sell there wares. Caroline Finlay looks at the online debates sparked by this new legislation.
When I began considering posting on Global Voices from Vietnam, the first thought that came to mind was what exactly was I allowed to post? What topics could I cover, and which ones should I avoid? The media in communist Vietnam is state controlled, and although the internet isn’t as...