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Legal Update

New regulations aimed at improving foreign press operations in Vietnam

30 November 2012
Mayer Brown JSM Legal Update

On 23 October 2012 the Vietnamese Government issued Decree No. 88/2012/ND-CP (Decree 88) regulating the information and press activities of foreign correspondents and foreign agencies and organisations in Vietnam.

Decree 88 will take effect from 20 December 2012 and replace Decree No. 67/CP dated 31 October 1996 (Decree 67). Decree 67 was the first Government decree issuing regulations on the information and press activities of foreign correspondents and foreign agencies and organisations in Vietnam.

Of note, journalists of foreign news organisations working in Vietnam will be allowed to directly contact ministries and other authorities for reporting purposes instead of having to go through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as under Decree 67.

Authors

  • John M. Marsden
    T +84 8 3513 0345
  • Hoang Anh Nguyen
    T +84 4 3266 3115
  • Orsolya Szotyory-Grove
    T +84 8 3513 0355
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