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Of the state, for the state, yet against the state : the struggle paradigm in Vietnam's media politics

Heng, Russell Hiang-Khng


The media in Vietnam is state-owned and regulated by state agencies with extensive power and prerogatives. The overall impression the media gives is that it is primarily a propaganda organ of the state. Therefore, the media is "of' and "for" the state. However, press activism, not always friendly to the state, has had opportunities to emerge from within the system, rendering the activism, in some sense, "against" the state. This amphibious characteristic is facilitated by a "struggle...[Show more]

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Date published: 1999-09
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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