FC: Vietnam to Censor Net (fwd)

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Via USA Today Web Site

Vietnam to censor the Net

HANOI, Vietnam - All information coming into Vietnam through the Internet 
will be censored and the government announced Tuesday it will control who 
has access to online services. 

It also will limit the gates through which Internet servers in Vietnam 
are linked to the world's largest information network. 

The new regulations, to take effect next week, were widely publicized in 
state-controlled media. 

The controls were issued in a decree by Prime Minister Vo Van Kiet, who 
said information servers must be based in Vietnam. This will ensure that 
information entering and leaving Vietnam goes through a 
government-filtered gateway, the Communist Party newspaper, The People, 

The government has been looking for efficient ways to allow Internet 
service, while restricting its contents. 

By The Associated Press

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