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Laos, Vietnam mull response to disinformation on social media 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Delegations from Vietnam and Laos met in Vientiane yesterday to discuss ways to combat false information concerning the two countries posted on the internet and social media.The two sides shared their experiences of disinformation and debated the best course of action ...

Phomphong Laoin

Lao ministry calls for end to alcohol advertising

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism issued a notice last week banning the advertising of alcoholic beverages and activities that promote the consumption of alcoholic drinks.The ministry’s notice was addressed to state companies and enterprises, private companies, alcoholic beverage producers, ...

News Desk

Laos Supports BRNN’s Efforts

(KPL) Belt and Road News Network –BRNN- will become the bigger window to provide people around the world an easier access to rich sources of information.The 1st Council Meeting of the Belt and Road News Network (BRNN) was held on April 23 in Beijing, China to discuss and ...

KPL editor

Laos’ love of social media projected to grow this year

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The number of people using social media is predicted to keep surging as telecom operators compete with each other to offer better services, a new forecast has revealed.The report from the Lao National Internet Centre, released at the beginning of this ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

Buddhist Fellowship to enforce rules on monks’ use of social media

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Lao Buddhist Fellowship Organisation will start circulating its regulations on the use of social media by monks at the end of this month.The committee responsible will visit selected parts of the country to explain the regulations which were issued in ...

Visith Teppalath

UNDP signals continuing support for Lao community radio

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will continue its support for the Enhancing People’s Participation through Community Radio project until 2021.The cooperation project which began in 2017 will continue until 2021 at a total cost of more than 25 billion kip (US$3 million).More ...

Times Reporters

Strengthening Government’s Capacity For Better Use Of Data For Nutrition

(KPL) As part of the National Information Platforms for Nutrition (NIPN) initiative, the European Union (EU) and UNICEF are building the capacity of Government staff to make better use of evidence and data to design and implement nutrition related policies and programmes through a workshop ...


Fake news threatens security, social order, democracy 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Widespread fake news and disinformation circulated on social media has threatened security and democracy and undermined social order, a workshop has heard.In his opening remarks at the event, Deputy Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Savankhone Razmountry, told Lao and ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

Laos-China counting on cooperation in statistics

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – China plans to support Laos in the field of statistics aiming to develop the capacity and knowledge of local government officials as part of a cooperation agreement between the two nations.China will first send statistical experts to Laos to enhance the ...

News Desk

Laos, Luxembourg highlight cooperation in statistics development

The governments of both nations have highlighted ongoing implementation of the Lao PDR-Luxembourg Cooperation Project in Statistics (LLPS) in support of efforts by Laos to produce and disseminate high quality official statistics compliant with international standards.More ...

Phomphong Laoin

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