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Vietnam calls for crackdown on blogs

by on27 December 2007


Subversive and sexually explicit

officials in Vietnam want to crack down on the spread of subversive and sexually explicit content in Internet blogs.

Blogging has exploded in Vietnam, enabling news to be spread through means other than the strictly controlled state media. The ministry responsible for culture and information, which controls traditional media, has announced that it plans to fine bloggers who post subversive and sexually explicit content online.

Deputy Information and Communications Minister, Do Quy Doan, said that it was important to control Weblogs so that they comply with press laws, rather than forbidding them. The government will provide guidelines that help people know what type of information they can upload online.

Bloggers would also be held responsible for information they access.
Last modified on 28 December 2007
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