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 (17)

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.

Vietnam Tightens the Screws on Big Tech

Dien Nguyen An Luong

Vietnam’s Decree 53 appears to be focused less on making Big Tech firms set up offices and data centres in Vietnam. Instead, it appears to be more focused on instilling fear in such companies and Internet users.

No News is Good News: Low Trust in Southeast Asia’s Mainstream Media

Dien Nguyen An Luong

Public trust in mainstream news media is at an all-time low in several Southeast Asian countries. The fundamental challenge facing governments, journalists and consumers is how to reshape the media environment so that the trend can be reversed.

The Russia-Ukraine War: Unpacking Online Pro-Russia Narratives in Vietnam

Hoang Thi Ha|Dien Nguyen An Luong

Pro-Russia narratives in Vietnam’s cyberspace are the result of cross-pollination between sentimental attachment since the Soviet era, psychological bias towards Russia embedded in Vietnam’s education and propaganda system, and the overriding imperative to preserve the Vietnamese state’s political and ideological interests.

Vietnam Netizens Reactions at Odds with Vietnam’s Stance on Ukraine

Dien Nguyen An Luong|Amirul Adli Rosli

Vietnamese netizen sentiments suggest that they have generally been critical of Vietnam’s decision to abstain from the UN resolution condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.