Politics

Defendant sentenced for infringement of State interests

The People’s Court of the southern Long An province on October 29 gave Dinh Nhat Uy a 15-month suspended sentence for abusing democratic freedoms to infringe upon the interests of the State, legitimate rights and interest of organisations and/or citizens under Clause 1, Article 258 of the Penal Code.
Society

Vietnamese youths shelve print books

Many Vietnamese youth have abandoned printed books and their school libraries in favour of short news items and the occasional ebook on Internet, educators say.
World

Laos: QV301’s blackbox located yet retrieved

A team of experts led by French plane manufacturer ATR has located the black box recorder of Flight QV301 which crashed into the Mekong River on October 16, according to the Lao News Agency (KPL).
Business

IT investment rises despite bleak economy

There have been 18 investment deals involving Vietnamese IT firms in the first nine months of 2013 amid the backdrop of the ongoing economic crisis, according to a survey carried out by Pham Minh Tuan, founder and CEO of TOPICA Education Group.
Travel

Khanh Huyen or the world on a shoestring

In Xach Ba Lo Len va Di (Take a Backpack and Go), Nguyen Thi Khanh Huyen describes her "unbelievable" two-year trip through Asia and Africa on a budget of 700 USD.
World

Thailand uses social media to promote tourism

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is engaging in an online and social media campaign to promote the country as a luxury destination for worldwide travellers and attract 28 million international visitors next year.
Culture - Sports

Singer makes it to MTV awards

Pop singer My Tam will be the first Vietnamese to vie for the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) Best Worldwide Act in Amsterdam in November, which is one of the world biggest music events.
Society

Vietnamese artist to vie for MTV EMA

A Vietnamese representative will be selected for competition at the 2013 MTV European Music Awards (MTV EMA), scheduled for Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in October.
Vietnam badly affected by phishing Sci-Tech

Vietnam badly affected by phishing

In the latest survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab, in 2012, 37.3 million Internet users worldwide became victims of phishing. Vietnam is among the countries with the highest number of phishing victims.
Sci-Tech

Nation at high risk of cyber attacks

Vietnam, along with the US, India and Germany, have the greatest number of Internet users affected by phishing attacks, with the total number doubling since last year, computer security company Kaspersky Lab says.
Society

Local internet use surveyed

Up to 58 percent of Vietnamese use the Internet with average time spent online at 16 hours per week, according to a recent survey by Nielsen Vietnam on Internet use.
Slogan contest on Vietnam-Australia ties launched Culture - Sports

Slogan contest on Vietnam-Australia ties launched

Vietnamese youth, aged from 16 to 25, will have a chance to take a deeper look on the Australian culture and the solidarity and friendship between the two countries by attending a slogan contest marking the 40th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties.
Society

Anti-State campaigners sentenced

The People’s Court of southern Long An province on May 16 sentenced Dinh Nguyen Kha to ten years’ imprisonment and Nguyen Phuong Uyen to six years in prison for “conducting propaganda against the State of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam”.