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Overcoming a government crackdown on social media in Laos

Vientiane, Laos – Inside a packed lecture hall at the American Centre in the capital Vientiane, 60 National University of Laos students sit surrounded by framed posters featuring inspirational quotes by American icons Martin Luther King Jr, Maya Angelou and Steve Jobs.On the screen at the ...

Adam Bemma

Strengthen news delivery for a better future, media advised

The media has further to go in terms of improvement and development, and its personnel should bolster their skills at all levels to sustain high standards of journalism, the Deputy Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism has said.More ...

Times Reporters

Foreign media personnel welcome to register, report fatal flooding

Foreign media outlets and their personnel have sought to report the disastrous dam-failure-inflicted flooding from the ground in Attapeu province’s Sanamxay district. The interest comes as the rescue operation intensifies in the painstaking and exhausting search for any signs of those still missing. More ...

Somsack Pongkhao

Reporting, sharing false reports on floods violates Lao laws committee warns

The reporting and sharing of false information in the form of fake news reports or altered still or video images concerning the flooding in Attapeu province and any other localities across the country violates Lao laws, the National Ad Hoc Committee in charge of dealing ...

Vientiane Times

Northern dam collapse rumour under investigation

Officials in Luang Prabang province said at 1pm Saturday they would track down the person responsible for spreading fake information about the possible collapse of the under construction Nam Ou 2 hydroelectric dam. The news spread very quickly on various social media applications, causing readers ...

Souknilundon Southivongnorath

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