Yearly Archives: 2011

Blogging in Vietnam (2011)

It has been over a year since I posted an article (now a private posting) about the possibility of the Vietnamese government arresting foreign bloggers.  Several Vietnamese bloggers have been arrested and released since then but now rumors are spreading that foreign bloggers, meaning Westerners, may become targets.  It is something that a blogger such as myself needs to keep attention of.

I have always self-censored my blog posts with a rule that I will only post articles that are positive about Vietnam.  Yes, I got a lot of criticism of this back from 2007-2008 but after the new Vietnamese legislation regulated blogs in Vietnam in 2009, the criticism stopped.  The Western media coverage of Vietnam’s Blog Regulation clearly told readers that a blogger must learn to self-censor if they want to write while living in Vietnam.

I did still write about many different topics in Vietnam but I was given a reality check in 2010.  A Vietnamese joint stock company (more…)

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