[VIDEO] To wrap up our time at the Internet Freedom Festival, we speak to Jonathan McCully of the Media Legal Defence Initiative and Mong Palatino of Global Voices on the support systems (both media and legal) available to activists in Việt Nam and around the world.
[VIDEO] We've got the lowdown on the first ever Việt Nam Cyber Dialogue, a gathering of Vietnamese activists, tech companies, journalists, and international rights organizations. We speak to Ella Gancarz of The 88 Projec and our very own editor & VCD organizer Trinh Nguyễn for the recap. VCD kicked off the Internet Freedom Festival 201, a gathering of communities fighting online censorship and surveillance.
Việt Nam's government has had a pretty contentious relationship with social media. Hà Nội made an attempt at blocking Facebook in 2009 and 2010 that mostly failed. Six years later, the government is now reversing course by setting up its own Facebook page. Loa’s Gia Linh Vũ checks up on Việt Nam's latest foray into social media in this "Things to Know" segment.