Media Use in Vietnam

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Vietnamese bloggers display signs demanding government transparency in a “We Want to Know” campaign.

Vietnamese bloggers display signs demanding government transparency in a “We Want to Know” campaign.

On June 10 the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and Gallup hosted a research briefing on media use in Vietnam.

Vietnam’s government-run television network continues to dominate the country’s media landscape. However, young Vietnamese increasingly turning to online news sources over state TV. Most Vietnamese (58.2%) believe personal blogs are more believable than official news, pointing to an underlying distrust of state media, particularly among younger and better-educated adults who are most likely to use blogs and other online information sources.

The speakers drew on recent BBG data to assess the role of different media platforms in Vietnam as well as review attitudinal data from the Gallup World Poll. Speakers include:

  • Chris Stewart, Partner, Gallup
  • Bruce Sherman, Director, Office of Strategy and Development, BBG
  • Betsy Henderson, Director of Research, Training and Evaluation, Radio Free Asia
  • Rajesh Srinivasan, Regional Research Director, Asia and Middle East, Gallup

For more information, please contact the BBG’s Office of Public Affairs at (202) 203-4400 or publicaffairs@bbg.gov.

When
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
9:00 – 10:00 AM

Where
Gallup World Headquarters,
901 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20004

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A central part of the BBG’s mandate is to support freedom and democracy in a rapidly changing international environment. The ability of the media to report freely and accurately is critical in world affairs. Additionally, it is important for leaders and policy makers to understand how different populations around the globe view the quality, honesty and accuracy of their media, as well as how free they perceive their media to be.

Please click on the country marker below to find reports, presentations and videos from other BBG Research Series events.

For more information, please call the BBG’s Office of Public Affairs at (202) 203-4400 or email publicaffairs@bbg.gov.

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