“Vietnam has issued a new decree regulating the activities of journalists and bloggers that includes provision for fines of up to 40 million dong (2,000 dollars) in a country in which the average salary is 126 dollars.

‘The government is demonstrating its determination to tighten its grip on news and information just as the ruling Communist Party is holding its congress,’ Reporters Without Borders said. ‘This decree is trying to apply the censorship already in force for traditional media to blogs.’ ”

From Reporters Without Borders