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Vietnam Open Internet Project: Phase 2

This project builds on existing work to scale up the capacity of the existing Viet Tan helpdesk and launch a public awareness campaigns to target Vietnam’s Facebook users, inclusive of journalists, human rights defenders and at-risk users, who are increasingly being targeted for malware.

Funding to date

2017
$167 600
12 months
Total funding: 
$167 600
Countries: 
Vietnam
Core issues: 
Access to the Internet Awareness of access Privacy enhancement Security from danger or threat online
Current project status
  • Just an Idea (Pre-alpha)
  • It Exists! (Alpha/Beta)
  • It's basically done. (Release)
  • People Use It. (Production)
Regions
South-East Asia
Objectives
Research
Technology development
Deploying technology
Software or hardware development
Testing
Training
Beneficiaries
General public
Women
Youth
Sexual minorities
Ethnic minorities
Activists
Journalists
Advocacy groups/NGOs
Academia
Technologists
Entrepreneurs
Government
Other
Addressed problems
Restrictive Internet filtering by technical methods (IP blocking, DNS filtering, TCP RST, DPI, etc.)
Blocking, filtering, or modification of political, social, and/or religious content (including apps)
Technical attacks against government critics, journalists, and/or human rights organizations (Cyberattacks)
Localized or nationwide communications shut down or throttling (Blackouts)
Physical intimidation, arrest, violence (including device seizure or destruction), and death for political or social reasons
Pro-government manipulation of online discussions (propaganda, imitation content, and/or sockpuppets)
Repressive surveillance or monitoring of communication
Policies, laws, or directives that increase surveillance, censorship, and punishment
Government practices that hold intermediaries (social networks or ISPs) liable for user content
Prohibitive cost to access the Internet
Other
Technology focus
Other