Dien Nguyen An Luong

Mr Dien Nguyen An Luong is a Visiting 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 (6)

H&M Saga in Vietnam: The Promise – and Peril – of Social Media

Dien Nguyen An Luong

Vietnam has effectively fanned the flames of online nationalism in its altercation with a Swedish fast-fashion retailer — and by extension, China. It has to be careful not to stoke the flames too far.

People using smartphones to check the Internet over wifi at a coffee shop in Hanoi.

Cyberspace: Vietnam’s Next Propaganda Battleground?

Dien Nguyen An Luong

Keeping control of the cyber-space floodgates while not alienating the social media savvy youth is difficult.

Vietnam’s Ambitious Politicians: In Facebook We Trust

Dien Nguyen An Luong

Facebook poses a challenge to American lawmakers seeking to rein it in. In authoritarian countries such as Vietnam, however, the social media giant has become a handy accomplice and even a springboard for ambitious politicians.

Vietnam’s Online Policing: Taking a Leaf from China’s Playbook

Dien Nguyen An Luong

Typically, governments are influenced by sentiments expressed in social media to and adjust their policies accordingly. A string of episodes has demonstrated that Vietnam has taken a leaf out of China’s playbook in steering the online narrative.

Vietnam and Social Media: The Clock Is Ticking on Tiktok

Dien Nguyen An Luong

A lawsuit filed against TikTok by a Vietnamese firm portends a tightening of controls on social media by the authorities.