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Vietnamese City Rescinds Directive Curtailing Press Freedom

One day after Danang authorities issued guidelines requiring the local press to obtain official approval before disseminating content, city officials rescinded the order in the face of public outcry. Vietnamese media reported that along with the withdrawal of the censorship request, the Danang Department of Information and Communications also “sincerely apologized to the press.” The directive — dated Tuesday, issued Wednesday and rescinded Thursday — told the Danang newspaper and the...

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