Vietnam is a one-party state, dominated for decades by the ruling Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV). Although some independent candidates are technically allowed to run in legislative elections, most are banned in practice. Freedom of expression, religious freedom, and civil society activism are tightly restricted. The authorities have increasingly cracked down on citizens’ use of social media and the internet.
Freedom on the Net— Vietnam Country Report
Vietnam is rated Not Free in Freedom on the Net, Freedom House's comprehensive study of internet freedom around the globe.
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