Mai Khoi vs. Vietnam’s Cyber Law – CBC The World This Weekend

HANOI – Mai Khoi is a Vietnamese dissident artist, activist and musician. She’s been called Vietnam’s Lady Gaga for her pop star persona. But recently her music and art has become more like Pussy Riot, the Russian punk protest band.

Mai Khoi is protesting against Vietnam’s new cybersecurity law that would allow authorities to monitor what’s said about it online, giving them the ability to track and arrest dissidents posting their political opinions to social media. She’s even met with Facebook and Google to present evidence of how Vietnam is trying to silence activists online.

This story aired on CBC The World this Weekend Saturday, January 5, 2019.

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Adam Bemma is a journalist and media development advisor.

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