Saigon Times Group launches online news site in EnglishThe Saigon Times Daily Pham Huu Chuong, deputy editor-in-chief of The Saigon Times Group, makes welcoming remarks at the ceremony - PHOTOS: THANH HOA HCMC – The Saigon Times Group today, November 2, introduced the online version of its English daily newspaper at https://english.thesaigontimes.vn on the occasion of the 23rd anniversary of The Saigon Times Daily and the 27th anniversary of The Saigon Times Weekly. Pham Huu Chuong, deputy editor-in-chief of the group, said digital technologies have altered the way people get news. Therefore, the group has developed the online news website in English to instantly inform readers, especially foreign ones, of what is happening in HCMC and Vietnam as a whole. "Digital technologies have fundamentally changed the media landscape in our society. And the new media landscape has altered how people consume news, as mobile devices have become one of the most common ways to access … [Read more...] about Saigon Times Group launches online news site in English
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Eight 15-year-old students from the same class in Nguyen Trai High School, Thanh Hoa Province, were punished for “using social networks to tarnish teachers’ dignity and credibility, negatively affecting the school’s educational functions,” its principal Bui Nguyen Tien said Wednesday. Tien said a female student was caught using a mobile phone in class on October 1. The phone was confiscated by the teacher present in the class at the time and given to the class’s homeroom teacher. The homeroom teacher noticed that the phone was unlocked, checked its contents and discovered a Facebook group chat in which the students criticized the school and its teachers. This was brought to the notice of the School Board which informed the representative of the school’s Parents’ Association and the parents of the students involved. The students were asked by the board to write a report on the matter. The school decided to expel three students for a year and … [Read more...] about Can teachers read students’ private conversations and punish them?
Outlook (09-02-2007) PM Dung to enter chatrooms, answer public questions online by Pham Thanh Long Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung will today spend two and a half hours chatting online with the public for the first time. The event, which has attracted the attention of the public and the media both inside and outside the country, is being jointly organised by Bao Dien Tu Dang Cong San Viet Nam (the online newspaper of the Viet Nam Communist Party), the Government website, Viet Nam Television and the online VietnamNet e-paper. The organisers said that they had received nearly 16,000 questions. According to the organisers, the PM would answer some 113 questions selected by them while the rest would be answered later because of the time limit. Other than the public, the online chat has attracted the attention of the global media, including news agencies such as the BBC and AFP. The event shows the active desire of the country’s leaders to interact with the people and engage them in a … [Read more...] about PM Dung to enter chatrooms, answer public questions online
VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnamese read an average of four books a year, including 2.8 textbooks and 1.2 books of other different kinds, according to the Center for Vietnam and South East Asia Studies. This issue emerged after a local newspaper reported that every student of a primary school in Nago City of Okianawa in Japan reads 20 books a month. Meanwhile, the survey by the Center for Vietnam and South East Asia Studies shows a quite different situation in Vietnam. At least 26 percent of Vietnamese do not read books, 44 percent read books occasionally and only 30 percent read books regularly. Why do Japanese still like reading books though they live in a busy and dynamic society, but Vietnamese don’t have the habit of reading books? Thanh Phan, deputy director of the Center for Vietnam and South East Asia Studies, believes that the development of the information technology environment has had impact on people’s activities. For example, Vietnam … [Read more...] about How many books do Vietnamese read each month?
The Hanoitimes - The number of people making online purchases spiking in the last two years in Southeast Asia, particularly Viet Nam, global information company Nielsen said in a report last week. HNT … [Read more...] about Retail online shops tend to boom