FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Vietnam’s media is state-owned, its blogs and bloggers monitored and its occasional protests attended by uniformed officers while being filmed by plain-clothes ones. However, if you want a SIM card, and thus a new number, for your mobile phone it is no harder than handing over a few dollars. Unlike much of the rest of the world, including neighbouring Cambodia, no photo ID is required. One international telecommunications expert was amazed at how free Vietnam is compared to other nations, in this one respect at least. Read more in The Economist.
Australian miner Bill Clough has ended months of speculation and announced the sale of The Phnom Penh Post – effectively the last bastion of independent journalism in Cambodia – to a Malaysian investor for an […]
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Hillary Clinton, America’s secretary of state, was for the most part shown a very warm welcome in Vietnam last month. Not everything she had to say however brought smiles to the […]