Friday, August 28, 2009

Vietnam Journalist Fired Over Blog Post Criticizing Berlin Wall

Yes, reform in some communist countries only goes so far. Deutsche Welle (aka Deutsche World, basically the German BBC) reports that Vietnamese journalist Huy Duc was fired from his newspaper job for writing a blog post in which he said good things about the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Calling it a "wall of shame" and said the former Soviet Union was a force for depriving people of freedom. Kind of hard to argue with that, I think, but his bosses didn't like his dabbling in politics, so they fired him.

Read more here.
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