JOURNALISM, SOCIAL MEDIA, AND THE PUBLIC SPHERE IN VIETNAM
by LE THU MACH
Date & Time
24.11. 2021 10 AM, CET
Trainee Centre Online: https://cesnet.zoom.us/j/98554741382
This lecture provides an overview of the journalism and social media in Vietnam, and the formulation of public sphere in this single-party country. It analyses the unique ideological and legal foundation of Vietnamese state-owned journalism, and the evolution of social media, particularly Facebook, in this context. It discusses a shift to professional Facebook using among the professional journalists and science communicators. It highlights the role of social media as a key factor for the emergence of the public sphere in Vietnamese society. The lecture examines the public sphere in the cases of “Embassies and Me”, “#SaveSonDoong”, and “#ManforTree”.
Dr. Le Thu Mach is a lecturer of Journalism at the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics in Hanoi, Vietnam, and an associate lecturer for the Academy of Journalism and Communication, and Swinburne University in Vietnam. She earned her PhD in Journalism from Monash University, and gained global media experience from several countries. Dr. Le Thu Mach’s focus of research is using digital media for social movement and the public sphere in Vietnam and Southeast Asia. Besides academia, Dr. Le Thu Mach also works as a communication consultant for government relations, and a collaborating writer for some media outlets