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Blogs Sweep Vietnam

September 6, 2007

by Frank Zeller
September 5, 2007

HANOI (AFP) – Pop stars are doing it, so are millions of teenagers and even Communist Party politicians — blogging has taken Vietnam by storm and spawned an alternative communications universe to dusty state media.

In an online phenomenon that has exploded in a little over a year in this youthful and booming nation, millions of net surfers now reveal all as they share daily gossip and thoughts on their fast-changing society.

Vietnam may be a one-party state that censors its official media and the Internet, but this hasn’t stopped millions of yong people embracing a world of carefree online chatting their parents could only have dreamed off.

Read it all:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070906/lf_afp/
lifestylevietnaminternetblogs_070906030137

We first reported on this in a related story on August 20, 2007:
New Arrival From Vietnam Talks About Communism; Including China

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