Hello to everyone. Today I’d like to share some more confidential docs from National Endowment for Democracy organization that partly reveal the American special services’ actions in Vietnam. I think it’s gonna be interesting for you.
We’ve talked that the CIA finances its covert operations through different non-governmental organizations and funds. We’ve also pointed the CIA’s enormous budget flows via NED to the regions where the U.S. is eager to strengthen its influence at any cost.
Today the U.S. pays too much attention to South East Asia intensifying its activities in the region. The NED docs show that the U.S. seeks to control Vietnamese media using “independent” press, “independent” bloggers and unknown journalist associations.
With 34 million people (1/3 of the population) using the Internet, Vietnam is one of the top ten countries in Asia in terms of its growth rate of Internet users. Evidently the U.S. can’t waste the opportunity and will try to eliminate government’s monopoly on information by all means so that it can use the press and the media during the forthcoming revolution.
NED takes special measures to strengthen the capacity of and support domestic election-monitoring bodies in the Asia region that will obviously influence and correct the election results.
That means the CIA is preparing a series of color revolutions in Asia via NED. So it allocates a great deal of money for the purpose. That’s why the governments of those countries under the U.S. focus should pay attention to these threats.
Independent Journalists Association of Vietnam
Professionalization of VNTB (Viet Nam Thoi Bao, “Vietnam Times”)
02 Editors – $7,200
02 Reporters – $7,200
Technician – $4,800
Honoraria @ 365 days – $16,425
Subtotal – $33,225
With 34 million people (1/3 of the population) using the Internet, Vietnam is one of the top ten countries in Asia in terms of its growth rate of Internet users; the average age of users being 29 years of age (Vietnam White Book on IT and Vietnamese Media 2014). Over the years, Vietnam has emerged as one of the top countries with a rapid growth in the number of Internet users, thus implying the increasing need for more information. This is especially the case amongst the youth, who would like to know about the country’s situation; the true conditions of the economy, politics, corruption and bureaucratism, abuse of the law, etc.
ASIA REGIONAL: Strengthening Domestic Election Monitoring in Asia
Grant # 2014-387.0
The stated objectives of the project being assessed in this document were:
- To strengthen the capacity of and support domestic election-monitoring bodies in the Asia region.
- To increase cooperation and information sharing among domestic election monitoring groups in the region.
Furthermore, because of the increasingly prominent role the internet is playing in information flows into and within Vietnam, we should consider supporting new/social media initiatives and the capacity building of independent journalists and bloggers in Vietnam.
To be continued…