A brand new museum of the Press has opened within the Vietnamese capital Hanoi.
Guests can see examples of 19th-century Vietnamese newspapers however the displays on show skirt across the thorny challenge of latest media freedom within the nation.
“When the customer comes right here, whether or not they’re a journalist or not, they will really feel the intimate ambiance,” says customer and journalist Nguyen Thu Grasp. “As a result of there are issues that we might have heard of, however we’ve got to replicate that the press isn’t merely simply the phrases we see – but additionally the efforts of journalists.”
Guests are in a position to see archives from the Indochinese wars of the 40s and fifties – by which France misplaced its colonial energy – and from American backed wars of the sixties and seventies, throughout which many journalists misplaced their lives.
Up to date Vietnam ranks 175th out of 180 nations in Journalists’ With out Borders press freedom league desk. Two journalists essential of the federal government have been arrested simply final month – and now danger prolonged jail sentences.