Human rights

Civil and political rights

Laos, Korea crunch the numbers to launch statistics website

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Lao Statistics Bureau in cooperation with Statistics Korea yesterday officially launched the LAOSIS website ( to provide a convenient one-stop service for a full range of major Lao statistics.The site features easy and convenient search functions, a broad range of easy-to-comprehend ...

News Desk

Lao mainstream media serves as reliable source of flood information

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Local mainstream media has been actively covering and reporting the flood disasters in central and southern Laos, making it the most reliable source of facts, according to a senior information official.Information, Culture and Tourism Deputy Minister, Mr Savankhone Razmountry said on ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

Lao govt directs public to find flood facts from official media

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The government has directed the public to get their information on authorities’ flood disaster response from state media, and to educate them on political ideology and maintain national solidarity.The government directed the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism at its meeting ...

Somxay Sengdara

Suspect confesses to breaking anti-Lao PDR propaganda law

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Champassak police reported on Tuesday that a suspect accused of spreading misinformation on Facebook Live about the government’s recent flood relief efforts in southern provinces has confessed to her crime.Deputy Chief of Champassak Police Office Lieutenant Colonel Phaychit Xayadeth told Vientiane ...

News Desk

Young people use media skills to advocate for child rights

A training programme for young people about the best ways to draw attention to the Convention on the Rights of the Child through radio and social media is taking place in Pakxan district, Borikhamxay province.The three-day event from Tuesday to Thursday this week is hosted ...

Visith Teppalath

Lao media eyes bright future despite challenges

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The media and the publications they produce need to aspire to self development so they are better equipped to fulfill their duty to promote national protection and development.This was the general assessment of the managers of mass media and publishing when ...

Somxay Sengdara

Social media users required by law to register platforms

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Social media users are required to register the platforms they use with the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism after the ministry recently issued a regulation to this effect.The regulation is aimed at ensuring social media users act responsibly and comply ...

Panyasith Thammavongsa

China meeting highlights Mekong-Lancang views on cooperation

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Strengthening regional cooperation was the focus of the 3rd Seminar for Media Officials and Journalists from Mekong-Lancang Countries held in Kunming, Yunnan province, China from July 21-29.Media professionals from Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand attended the event which aimed to enhance ...

Panyasith Thammavongsa

Ministry orders registration of social media news platforms in Laos

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Authorities have told the administrators of social media news platforms to register their accounts or pages, or they could face legal action.The warning comes after many unregistered digital news platforms have circulated fake news and disinformation on social media, which seriously ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

Announcement to stop posting news and photos on FB page Support Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith (26/6/2019)

On 26th June 2019, the news agency “KPL” posted on their Facebook page that the Public Relations Department from Prime Minister’s office informed that the Facebook page entitled “Support Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith” is not linked to Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith himself.Official from Public Relations Department ...

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