Censorship: China’s exported in Vietnam

Worldwide Human Rights movement

In China, censorship is not hidden; it is an accepted way for the government to regulate its popularity. Last October, the Chinese government decided to restrict the New-York Times website after an article about the Prime minister Wen Jiabao. The journalist for the NY Times, Barboza David, denounced how Yang Zhiyun, the prime minister’s mother, became outright rich — after her son was elevated to China’s ruling elite.” Just before the beginning of National Congress of the Communist Party of China; which involves to find out the deserving next one successor. This Lifestyle seems to please the neighbors.

Yesterday, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) made a current situation in Vietnam. They denounced the current policy which increasingly reduces the rights of the citizens and most particularly netizens. We can read in this report written by the Worldwide Human Rights movement where some “Restrictions on Freedom of Online [/Offline] Expression” which is “Legal.” The “Violation of the National Security” or even “threaten the interests of the State,” implicates 33 persons condemned or awaiting trial. The Socialist Republic of Vietnam controls and censors the Internet and the media for the sake of its interests.

However, even if the censorship keeps growing, some citizens find ingenious ways to speak out. DanLamBao, a famous blog which points the taboo subjects of the government has bravely published an open letter to Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung. In China too, people try to acquire rights and that is why they were amazed and surprised to see the movie “V for Vendetta” on a state television network. This “anti-authoritarian movie in which an anarchist rebel fights a totalitarian government to incite a popular uprising” is definitely the kind of breath that the Chinese, and its neighborhoods, need.

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Edouard Nguyen is a journalist coming from Paris, France. Enrolled in a BA (Hons) Journalism and Visual Media, Edouard Nguyen is particularly driven by in-depth researches and datavizualisation. Follow him on Twitter @edouardng

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