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Sunday, November 22, 2009

BBC Say Vietnam Says No on Facebook

According to the BBC, in a rather cynical report, Vietnam denies it is actively blocking facebook, despite claims of employees from a variety of ISP companies. If that were true however, then why has it been unavailable through more than one ISP, running through different servers? Anyway, read the story here.

6 comments:

Stefan said...

I am working in mui ne and i am also having problems accessing facebook since i arrived the beginning of november, i traveled to cambodia and could access facebook without any problems, but there is some light at the end of the tunnel, as 2 days ago i could access the website for a few minutes in Dalat.

pablo said...

I'm visiting Ho Chi Minh City, and can't access Facebook, so it appears that the 'rumours' are true.....

Abigail Jones said...

I've just spent a week in Ho Chi Minh City and I'm now in Nha Trang, I haven't been able to access facebook from my lap top or any hotel or internet cafes.
This caused me to google 'why can't I get on facebook in Vietnam' and led me to this and a number of other articles and threads. I've only been here a week but I'd like to find out more.
What is the media like in Vietnam? Have any Vietnamese papers/online news sites reported on the matter?

Adam Bray said...

I'm not aware of any media in VN covering the issue. It would be problematic for them to, as the govt officially denies it is involved with the facebk issue, and the media is overseen by the govt, so it will not contradict the official position.

Alexander said...

jeepers! seems like this is true, no access to facebook since i got to saigon this weekend :(

Alexander said...

jeepers! seems like this is true, no access to facebook since i got to saigon this weekend :(

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