Vietnam: Fearless bloggers – fearful government


Partyforumseasia: As seen in many other countries, attempts of the governments to control the social media turn out to be something between difficult, costly, and useless. As Straits Times Indochina bureau chief Nirmal Ghosh describes in this article, 22 bloggers have been detained last year. This did not stop others from embarrassing the ruling Communist Party by inviting themselves to their debate about constitutional changes. Their proposed alternative constitution, among others, takes out the dominant role of the VCP and its Marxist-Leninist ideology and asks for free and fair elections. Obviously the balance of fear seems to shift more to party and government despite 22 jailed bloggers…

Link: Straits Times
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