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Vietnam’s cyber-security bill continues to cause jitters as promoter remains non-committal

It remains unclear whether a controversial requirement forcing Google, Facebook to install domestic servers will be scrapped.

Tea and Tiananmen: Inside China's new censorship machine

Welcome to China's new world of online censorship, where Orwell's 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' meets Silicon Valley ...

China disrupts WhatsApp ahead of Communist Party meeting

The move is the latest step to tighten censorship as China prepares for a major Communist Party congress next month.
September 26, 2017 | 02:57 pm GMT+7

Why Vietnam can’t hold back Facebook

Unlike China, Vietnam has embraced Facebook, with plans for creating a homegrown rival courting skepticism.
September 10, 2017 | 07:00 pm GMT+7

Vietnam withdraws five war era songs pending review

The five songs remain popular in Vietnamese communities overseas. 
March 12, 2017 | 01:05 pm GMT+7

Uncut '50 Shades Darker' would be 'too pornographic' for Vietnamese: official

The Cinema Department explains why the erotic film has to be censored, even after an adult-only rating was given.
February 18, 2017 | 10:53 am GMT+7

Is ‘50 Shades’ still too sexy for Vietnamese moviegoers?

The erotic series once again faced a release hiccup in Vietnam, where censors are known for being tough with steamy scenes.
February 10, 2017 | 03:58 pm GMT+7

Vietnam adopts new film system with 18+ rating

The country will allow profanity, sex and violence that is deemed audience appropriate.
December 30, 2016 | 04:17 pm GMT+7

Facebook to allow more graphic news

Just last month, Facebook was criticized for censoring the historical Vietnam War photo of the Napalm Girl. 
October 23, 2016 | 05:52 pm GMT+7

Facebook reinstates Vietnam War-era photo after outcry over censorship

Facebook reinstates the photo of a naked girl fleeing a napalm attack after its removal pitted it against Norway's prime minister.
September 10, 2016 | 06:16 am GMT+7