Dien Nguyen An Luong

Mr Dien Nguyen An Luong is an Associate Fellow with the Media, Technology and Society Programme of the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute. A journalist with significant experience as managing editor at Vietnam’s top newsrooms, his work has also appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Guardian, South China Morning Post, and other publications. 

Articles by Dien Nguyen An Luong (21)

Vietnam’s Suspension of Online Magazine: When Even the Compliant Are Not Safe

Dien Nguyen An Luong

Vietnam has suspended the licence of a popular news site which has largely been supportive of the party line. This does not augur well for other media, given their already precarious position.

TikTok in Vietnam: Learning to Dance With Shackles On

Dien Nguyen An Luong

A probe into TikTok’s operations in Vietnam underscores the government’s bid to rein in anti-state content online.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken walks into a restaurant for dinner in Hanoi on April 15, 2023. (Photo: Nhac NGUYEN / AFP)

Is the Sun Shining on Vietnam-US Relations?

Dien Nguyen An Luong|Hoang Thi Ha

The U.S. has become increasingly adept at engaging in areas that best resonate with Vietnamese leaders and the public. But Washington still needs to navigate the tricky shoals of political differences, China-wary Vietnamese elites and media censorship.

Vietnam Media Hailed Ke Huy Quan’s Oscar Win — Until Online Propagandists Pounced

Dien Nguyen An Luong

Vietnam’s media celebrated Ke Huy Quan’s Oscar, but online nationalists panned him for taking pride in his odyssey to America and the Oscars stage. Dredging up war memories remains anathema, but the state’s reactions may undermine national reconciliation efforts, especially with the Vietnamese diaspora.

Vietnam Wants to Impose News Uniformity Even in Cyberspace – at What Cost?

Dien Nguyen An Luong

Hanoi’s move to impose uniformity for print and online news media compels big technological companies to participate in taking down content that is objectionable to the authorities, but this is likely to backfire since the Vietnamese public's appetite for alternative news remains strong.