Vietnam is a one-party country led by the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV). Because of its specific political conditions, the country has a unique media industry that is owned and controlled by the CPV. This entry provides an overview of the Vietnamese media landscape. It discusses the major outlets, the relationship between the government and journalism, the role of economic reform in driving media reform, and the emergence of social media as a force for pluralism.


Vietnam is a Southeast Asian country with a young population. As of January 2018, 40% of its 96 million people are 10 to 24 years of age. The Vietnam War between the communist-led North and the U.S.-supported South ended on April 30, 1975, when the Northern forces entered Sài ...

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