[csaa-forum] THIS FRIDAY: Media at Sydney, The politics of online media in Vietnam, Dy Nguyen Quang, Friday 29 August

Cesar Albarran Torres cesar.albarrantorres at sydney.edu.au
Mon Aug 25 08:36:46 CST 2014

Media at Sydney presents

The politics of online media in Vietnam

Dy Nguyen Quang

Over the last few years Vietnam has experienced impressive growth in online media uptake including social media and political blogging. Much attention has focussed on the government’s continued control over Internet access and crackdowns on users, which have slowed down the transition process. More recently, the government’s loosening of controls on online media use and activism has raised the question of whether this positive shift signals a real long-term change of heart or is simply a tactical move to use online media channels for its short-term political objectives.

As there is some confusion and uncertainty about the nature of this policy shift, it is important not only to look at what’s going on, but also to understand how and why this interesting change has come about. For an explanation of this shift and some notion of its implications for future developments, this presentation will put this complex issue in perspective in order to see the deeper political dynamics. Under certain conditions, the inconsistency and adhocracy of public policy decisions might have been influenced by factionalism, conflict of interests, pressure and fear. Sometimes, a new opportunity might be an unintended consequence of other events.

Date: Friday 29th August, 2014
Time: 15:00-16:30
Location: S226 Seminar Room, Department of Media and Communications, University of Sydney, John Woolley Building (A20)<http://db.auth.usyd.edu.au/directories/map/building.stm?ref=d08h15> level 2, entry off Manning Road.

Register at http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-politics-of-online-media-in-vietnam-tickets-12425189075

Dy Nguyen Quang graduated from the Diplomatic Academy in Hanoi with a BA (1971) majoring in English and international relations. He went to the ANU and graduated with a BA honours (1979) focusing on international and strategic studies at the Department of Political Science. He later went to Harvard as a Nieman Fellow (1992-1993). After three decades of extensive experience in foreign service, he retired in 2005 and worked as a senior advisor for the Fulbright School in Saigon (run by Vietnam Program at Harvard) and later for the public policy training program in Hanoi (run by the ADB Institute in Tokyo). Now he lives in Hanoi and works as a part-time freelance consultant.

Media at Sydney is presented by the
Department of Media and Communications<http://sydney.edu.au/arts/media_communications/>, University of Sydney

For more information contact
Dr Fiona Martin
T: 0428391122 or 02 90365098
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