Vietnam can’t keep up with its own meteoric digital transformation

Vietnam just marked the 23rd year since the country officially became part of the global internet network, with an ‘Internet Day 2020’ on December 16 that explored the country’s digital journey from post-war backwater enclave to one of the fastest-growing digital economies in Southeast Asia (SEA). The ...

Joe Devanesan

Expanded internet access required to boost digital transformation

The Vietnam Internet Association hosted Internet Day 2020 on December 16, marking the 23rd year since Vietnam became part of the global internet network. With the theme “Digital Transformation in Vietnam: From Aspiration to Reality”, the event’s discussions centred around Cloud Computing, 5G Services, e-Payment and Mobile ...

VNA

Vietnam prioritises cybersecurity

With Vietnam being one of the largest targets for cyberattacks in the world, enhancing information safety is a crucial issue the country needs to address as it aims for complete digital transformation. Along with digital transformation, it is necessary to build a capable workforce specialised in ...

Samaya Dharmaraj

Cooperation among media seen as vital for neighbors in pandemic

Cooperation among media in countries along the Lancang-Mekong River is essential in their fight against the coronavirus pandemic, as inaccurate information can undermine public confidence and distort the achievements made so far, officials and experts said. Facing a widely spreading virus, media organizations should have the ...

LIU XUAN

Myanmar must listen to those protesting internet shutdowns, not persecute them

Access Now, Article 19, Fortify Rights, and seven others are calling on authorities in Myanmar to immediately end criminal proceedings against, and release from detention, all those charged in relation to recent protests shining a spotlight on human rights violations and internet shutdowns in Rakhine and Chin ...

Facebook’s experimental hate-speech policy seems to be working

Wearing a plastic face shield and his orange monastic robes, Ashin Wirathu walked into a Yangon police station on November 2 after more than a year on the run. Until he went into hiding in June of last year, Wirathu, a nationalist preacher with links ...

PETER GUEST

Vietnam Threatens to Shut Down Facebook Over Content: Reuters

Vietnam has threatened to shut down Facebook in the country if it does not bow to government pressure to censor more local political content on its platform, a senior official at the US social media giant told Reuters Facebook complied with a government request in April ...

CTN News

Five-day ICT course for Thai youth rolled out

A multinational technology company recently held its annual “Seeds for the Future 2020” event in Bangkok to offer talented and motivated university students the opportunity to enhance their digital skills through a hands-on training program with leading ICT experts. A group of 15 students from Chulalongkorn ...

Alita Sharon

Cybersecurity key for Vietnam’s digital transformation

Vietnam considers digital platforms as a way to accelerate national digital transformation, considering cybersecurity a key factor to create digital trust and Institutional reform the decisive factor for digital transformation. Vietnam Security Summit 2020 was held in Hanoi on November 10 by the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission ...

Samaya Dharmaraj

In Myanmar, Facebook struggles with a deluge of disinformation

Mg Mg Kyaw can still remember the day he got his first mobile phone. It was 2012, and Myanmar was emerging from decades under the heel of a military junta. In a country where GDP per person was $1,000, sim cards, which sold for as much ...

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