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Vietnam newspapers and Vietnamese newspaper list

Introduction to Vietnam News Media

Media in Vietnam is mostly influenced by the Communist Party. All the print and broadcast media outlets are controlled by the government. According to the United States-based Freedom House, print journalists as well as bloggers struggle due to repressive laws. The working journalists have also faced physical attack and intimidation in case of reporting on controversial issues.

Press Freedom

While print journalists are bound by repressive laws, bloggers as well as citizen journalists act as independent news source for public. However, the Reporters Without Borders (RSF) claims that the country has “ever-harsher forms of persecution” for those who criticise the government.

Leading Media

Television is the primary source of news for the Vietnamese population. Only national television networks operate on the Vietnam Television (VTV), which owns a satellite and cable pay TV network. Some of the foreign TV networks are also available on VTV. As far as radio network is concerned, the Voice of Vietnam (VoV) leads the industry with VoV 5 that broadcasts in English and other languages.

Print Media

Vietnam has hundreds of newspapers and magazines, though all of them are controlled by the Communist Party. Some of the publications are owned by the government bodies while others come under the ownership of the military, claims Freedom House.

Internet Media

The web media is developing with time in Vietnam. According to the Internet World Stats, as many as 68.5 million people had access to the internet in Vietnam by 2018. Even though there are more news websites than newspapers in Vietnam, the ruling government does not take much time to block the content that poses a threat to the Communist rule.

In 2018, Freedom House said that the Vietnamese government has a system in place for censorship. With social media giant Facebook, the government had removed hundreds of accounts for spreading “reactionary, anti-Party” content on the internet.

Vietnam newspapers and websites’ list

We have compiled a list of top Vietnamese newspapers and websites that are quite popular among the Vietnamese readers within the nation and its neighbouring countries.

Part I: Newspapers and news websites

In the first part of the article, we have shared a list of the prominent newspapers and news websites of Vietnam with their details.

1. VnExpress

VnExpress is a news website based in Vietnam. The news portal was launched on February 26, 2001. Published in the Vietnamese language, VnExpress is owned by FPT Corporation. Besides a Vietnamese language edition, VnExpress also has an English language edition, known as VnExpress International.

VnExpress has its headquarters in Cau Giay, Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam. Pham Hieu is the editor-in-chief of VnExpress (2021).

Categories

The website caters to the interest of its readers through several sections. It has categories such as World, Video, Business, Entertainment, Sport, Law, Education, Health, Life, Travel and Science among others.

Social Media Presence

VnExpress has accounts on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. It also has a YouTube channel. According to the description on its YouTube channel, VnExpress is the e-newspaper with the largest advertising revenue in the country. The portal also has a mobile application for both Android and iOS users.

Vietnam Newspapers 1 VnExpress website

VnExpress Online

VnExpress Android App

VnExpress iOS App

2. VTV

Vietnam Television, also known as VTV is the national broadcaster of Vietnam. Owned by the government of Vietnam, it has headquarters in Hanoi. VTV was launched on September 7, 1970.

In 1966, the United States established 2 channels (1 in Vietnamese and 1 in English) in Saigon currently known as Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. This led to the first television broadcast in the country.

VTV also has a website with sections such as Politics, Society, Law, World, Economy, Sports, TV, Entertainment, Health, Technology and Education among others.

Origin

VTV was established as a department of Voice of Vietnam. In 1975, its broadcasting was expanded to the entire country. On April 30, 1987, Vietnam Television became an official name. The regional broadcasting centers of VTV are located in Ho Chi Minh City, Huế, Da Nang, Nha Trang (formerly in Phú Yên), and Cần Thơ.

Controversy

On February 28, 2016, Vietnam Television admitted violating copyright laws, which led to the termination of its YouTube channel. The action was taken after the complaint of Bui Minh Tuan, 35, whose drone videos posted on his YouTube channel were used without prior information.

Tuan reported the case to Google after he received no response from VTV and the Department of Copyright and the Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communications.

Vietnam Newspapers 2 VTV website

VTV Online

VTV Android App

VTV iOS App

3. Labour (Vietnamese: Lao Động) ‎

Lao Dong is a Vietnamese newspaper based in Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam. According to an article published in The Nation in 2016, Lao Dong is the second most widely read newspaper in the country.

Back then, besides the print run of 40,000, it had 200,000 digital subscribers, read the article. The newspaper is owned by Vietnam General Confederation of Labor (VGCL), the country’s official union federation.

Origin

The first issue of Lao Dong appeared on August 14, 1929. Its founder and the first editor-in-chief was Nguyen Duc Canh (1929-1932). However, according to The Nation’s report, Lao Dong does not receive any kind of subsidy from the Vietnam General Confederation of Labor and is financially dependent on ads and subscriptions.

Website

Lao Dong is also available on digital media. It owns the credit of launching the first e-paper of Vietnam on May 19, 1999. The website has several sections including Media, Union, World, Law, Society, Sport, Business, Real estate and Health among others. As far as social media presence is concerned, Lao Dong is available on Facebook and Twitter. It also has a mobile application for both Android and iOS devices.

Vietnam Newspapers 3 Labour website

Labour (Vietnamese: Lao Động) Online

Labour (Vietnamese: Lao Động) Android App

Labour (Vietnamese: Lao Động) iOS App

4. Zing News‎‎

Zing News is an internet portal in the Vietnamese language. The website is based in Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam. For the convenience of its readers, the portal has segregated its news stories into sections such as Book, World, Business, Technology, Sport, Entertainment, Society, Author and Life among others. There are sub-categories as well. As per Comscore’s ranking data of 2018, Zing was the website with highest number of viewers. It even surpassed portals like VnExpress and Dan Tri.

Controversies

Zing News has its own fair share of controversies. It had to pay 37.5 million VND (Vietnamese dong) as fine as the website registered contents in five categories that was against the terms mentioned in the license. Zing is infamous for publishing news with misinformation and promoting superstitious propaganda.

Vietnam Newspapers 4 Zing News‎ website

Zing News‎ Online

Zing News‎ Android App

Zing News‎ iOS App

5. 24h

24h is a Vietnam based news website. It publishes stories in the Vietnamese language. 24h is managed by 24H Online Advertising Joint Stock Company. It was launched on June 25, 2004. The portal has its headquarters in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. For the ease of its readers, the website has segregated the stories into sections such as News, Soccer, Fashion, Law, Business and Health among others.

Vietnam Newspapers 5 24h website

24h Online

24h Android App

24h iOS App

6. Kenh 14

Kenh14 is a news website based in Hanoi. The portal is owned by Vietnam Media Joint Stock Company. It publishes stories in the Vietnamese language. The portal has several sections in order to cater to the interests of its readers. TV Show, Life, Society, World, School and Sports among others are some of the categories available on the website.

Kenh14 also has mobile application for both Android and iOS devices. Kenh14’s target audience is mostly students.

Controversies

Kenh14 is considered tabloid by many because its reporters are basically students with no or little professional skills. Kenh14 has even been accused of publishing false news stories. On October 9, 2020, the website published a news article regarding traffic accident in Binh Duong, which later turned out to be completely fake.

Vietnam Newspapers 6 kenh 14 website

kenh 14 Online

kenh 14 Android App

kenh 14 iOS App

7. Dan Tri

Dan Tri is a Vietnamese language news website. It operates under the Ministry of Labor and also has an English language edition known as Dan Tri International. The portal is based in Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam.

To cater to the interest of its audience, Dan Tri has segregated the news stories into several sections such as Society, Event, World, Sport, Job, Health, Business, Real Estate, Education, Cultural, Entertainment, Travel and Law among others. Dan Tri also offers mobile application for both Android and iOS users. Mr. Pham Tuan Anh is its editor-in-chief (2021)

Vietnam Newspapers 7 Dan Tri website

Dan Tri Online

Dan Tri Android App

Dan Tri iOS App

8. Tuổi Trẻ

Tuổi Trẻ is one of the important daily newspapers published in Vietnam. Tuổi Trẻ has its headquarters in Hồ Chí Minh City. The Vietnamese language daily is mouthpiece of the Tuổi Trẻ Hồ Chí Minh Communist Youth Union. The first issue of the daily appeared on September 2, 1975. It is said that its precursor was propaganda leaflets by students of Saigon during their anti-American movements

History

During its initial stage, Tuổi Trẻ was circulated thrice a week. It started publishing one more issue on Friday from September 1, 2000. Later, from April 2, 2006, the newspaper started publishing daily. Besides a daily newspaper, it publishes Tuổi Trẻ Cuối Tuần on a weekly basis and a semimonthly publication named ‘Tuổi Trẻ Cười’.

Controversy

In July 2018, Tuổi Trẻ was suspended by the government from publishing anything online for three months. It was also fined 220 million VND (Vietnamese dong). The action was taken regarding a June 19, 2018, article that quoted President Trần Đại Quang. According to the Press Authority, the article quoting the President was not only “untrue” but also “caused severe impact”.

Websites

Tuổi Trẻ also has a Vietnamese language website. It has sections such as Law, Business, Technology, Travel, Entertainment, Sport, Education and Science among others. The English online edition is known as Tuoi Tre News. It is also present on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

Vietnam Newspapers 8 Tuoi Tre website

Tuổi Trẻ Online

Tuổi Trẻ Android App

Tuổi Trẻ iOS App

9. Vietnam Net‎

VietNam Net, also known as VNN, is a news portal based in Hanoi, Vietnam. Published in the Vietnamese and English language, the website comes directly under the Ministry of Information and Communications of Vietnam. The portal was launched on January 23, 2003. The first editor-in-chief of VietNam Net was Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan.

History

It was on May 15, 2008, that the Ministry of Information and Communications issued a proposal to VNPT to separate VietNam Net and bring it under the government ministry. Lately, the website has been under attack by hackers. On January 27, 2011, VietNam Net was attacked by over 1.5 million computers simultaneously. As a result, the website crashed.

Categories

For the ease of reading, VietNam Net has segregated its news stories into several categories and sub-categories. Business, Entertainment, World, Education, Life, Law, Sport, Technology, Health and Real estate are some of the sections available on the website.

VietNam Net is also available on social media platforms such as Facebook and YouTube. Pham Anh Tuan is its editor-in-chief (2021)

Vietnam Newspapers 9 Vietnam Net website

Vietnam Net Online

Vietnam Net Android App

10. Thanh Nien

Thanh Niên is a Vietnamese language daily newspaper. Its first issue appeared on January 3, 1986. Based in Ho Chi Minh City of Vietnam, it is considered an official mouthpiece of Vietnam United Youth League. Nguyen Quang Thong is its editor-in-chief (2021)

Website

Thanh Niên also has a website to complement its print edition. The portal has several sections such as News, World, Finance-Business, Life, Entertainment, Youth, Education, Sport, Health, Travel and Technology among others. Earlier, it also had an English language website known as Thanh Niên News. However, the portal shut down its operations on September 16, 2016. Thanh Niên is available on social media platforms as well. It has account on Facebook besides an official YouTube channel.

Vietnam Newspapers 10 Thanh Nien website

Thanh Nien Online

Thanh Nien Android App

Thanh Nien iOS App

11. Báo Mới

Báo Mới is a news portal based in Vietnam. The Vietnamese language website is a news aggregator. It copies relevant news from other websites and is completely controlled by computers.

Báo Mới claims to have an agreement with over 100 official sources from where it gathers news stories. The automated computer system not only aggregates but also categorises the news. Sports, World, Life, Society, Entertainment, Real Estate, Cultural, Law, Technology, Economy and Science are some of the sections available on the website. There are several sub-sections of the website as well.

Vietnam Newspapers 11 Bao Moi website

Báo Mới Online

Báo Mới Android App

Báo Mới iOS App

12. Soha News ‎

Soha News is a Vietnam based website. It is an online portal that aggregates all the latest news stories. Soha was launched in the year 2013. The website has several sections to cater to the interest of its readers. Business, News, International, Sports, Military, Entertainment, Law, Technology, Life and Video are some of the categories available on the website. Soha News also offers mobile application for Android devices.

Vietnam Newspapers 12 Soha News website

Soha News Online

Soha News Android App

13. Nguoi Lao Dong

Nguoi Lao Dong is a daily newspaper of Vietnam. Published in the Vietnamese language, the first issue of Nguoi Lao Dong appeared on July 28, 1975. The daily has its headquarters in Ho Chi Minh City, the largest and most populous city of Vietnam. It also has four offices in Hanoi, Nha Trang, Da Nang and Can Tho besides reporters all across the country and the world.

Website

Nguoi Lao Dong also has a website apart from its print edition. For the convenience of its readers, the website has segregated the news stories into various sections such as Domestic, International, Economy, Education, Law, Art, Entertainment, Women, Real Estate, Sport and Technology among others. Nguoi Lao Dong has an account on Facebook besides a YouTube channel.

Vietnam Newspapers 13 Nguoi Lao Dong website

Nguoi Lao Dong Online

14. Kien Thuc‎

Kien Thuc is a news website based in Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam. The portal publishes stories in the Vietnamese language. The website covers news stories related to a wide range of genres. It has sections such as Society, World, Lifestyle, Sport, Military, Health and beauty, Heritage, Science and technology, Auto and Moto, Entertainment and Business among others.

Vietnam Newspapers 14 Kien Thuc‎ website

Kien Thuc‎ Online

15. Tiền Phong

Tien Phong is a daily newspaper of Vietnam. Published in the Vietnamese language, its first issue appeared on November 16, 1953, claims the official Facebook account of the newspaper. Tien Phong is owned by Communist Party of Vietnam and was founded during the first Indochina war. It is considered one of the first revolutionary newspapers in the country. Initially, Tien Phong had weekly circulation. From a weekly, the newspaper has now become a media group with six publications under it. Le Xuan Son is the editor-in-chief (2021).

Website

Tien Phong is also present on digital media as a website. The portal has different sections to cater to the interest of its target audience. It has categories such as Society, Economy, Real Estate, Health, World, Youth, Law, Sport, Entertainment, Education, Science and Video among others. Tien Phong also has social media handles on Facebook and Twitter.

Vietnam Newspapers 15 Tien Phong‎ website

Tiền Phong Online

16. Hoahoctro Tienphong

Hoahoctro is a category on the website of Vietnamese newspaper Tien Phong. Hoahoctro mostly carries news related to lifestyle and showbiz. It has sub categories such as Horoscope, Entertainment and Life among others.

Vietnam Newspapers 16 hoahoctro tienphong website

Hoahoctro Tienphong Online

17. Dau Tu

Dau Tu is a finance newspaper in Vietnam. Published in the Vietnamese language, Dau Tu basically covers business, economy and finance among others. It comes under the Ministry of Planning and Investment. Vietnam Investment Review is among its sister publications.

Dau Tu has its headquarters in Hanoi besides offices in Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Can Tho, Hai Phong. The target audience of Dau Tu is business community, investors including foreign investors, industries and other interested readers. Le Trong Minh is the editor-in-chief (2021).

News Portal

Dau Tu also has a news portal. For the ease of reading, the website has categoriesed its news stories into several sections such as Invest, International, Real Estate, Enterprise, Bank, Finance-Securities and many more. Dau Tu is available on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. It also has mobile application for Android devices

Vietnam Newspapers 17 Dau Tu website

Dau Tu Online

Dau Tu Android App

Dau Tu iOS App

18. Voice of Vietnam

Voice of Vietnam is Vietnam’s national radio station. It was launched in September, 1945, from Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam. The radio station is owned by the Vietnam government. The first radio transmission was made with first President Ho Chi Minh reading out the Proclamation of Independence of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.

Before 1945, Vietnamese couldn’t own radio receivers as it was banned. French colonial government, which controlled the broadcasting set up Radio Saigon in late 1920s. It was the first radio station in Vietnam. In 1978, all the radio stations were merged to form Voice of Vietnam.

Website

Voice of Vietnam has a website as well. The online newspaper is available in different languages including English, Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Laotian, Russian, Spanish and Thai.

The English edition of Voice of Vietnam has several categories such as Politics, Economy, Society, Culture, Travel, Sports and Photos among others. Voice of Vietnam is also available on social media platforms like Facebook and YouTube.

Vietnam Newspapers 18 Voice of Vietnam website

Voice of Vietnam Online

19. ‎Dan Viet

Dan Viet is a news portal in Vietnam. Published in the Vietnamese language, it is owned and managed by Central Vietnam Farmers’ Association. The print version of the website is Nong Thon Ngay Nay. Its origin trace back to May 7, 1984 when the predecessor “Nông thôn mới” appeared for the first time.

Dan Viet was licensed on March 17, 2009. According to the information provided on the Facebook account of Dan Viet, it was launched on June 8, 2010. Luu Quang Dinh is its editor-in-chief (2021).

Categories

Dan Viet has a wide range of categories and sub categories for the convenience of its readers. It has sections such as Farmer, World, Sport, Law, Economy, Culture and sub-sections like Fashion, Cuisine, Travel Guide and many more. As far as social media is concerned, Dan Viet is present on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Vietnam Newspapers 19 ‎Dan Viet website

‎Dan Viet Online

‎Dan Viet Android App

20. ‎Tri Thuc VN

Trí thức Việt Nam is a news portal in Vietnam. The website, which is owned by the Vision Times Group, publishes stories in the Vietnamese language. The media group also has websites in languages such as Chinese, Spanish, German, French, Japanese and Italian.

For the convenience of its readers, Trí thức Việt Nam has segregated the stories into different sections such as World, China, Economy, Health, Life, Science and Technology, Culture and Video among others. As far as social media is concerned, Trí thức Việt Nam is available on Facebook and Twitter. It also has mobile application for both Android and iOS devices.

Vietnam Newspapers 20 ‎Tri Thuc VN website

‎Tri Thuc VN Online

‎Tri Thuc VN Android App

‎Tri Thuc VN iOS App

21. ‎Bao Dat Viet

Vietnam Newspapers 21 ‎Bao Dat Viet

Dat Viet is a news website in Vietnam. Launched on December 11, 2007, Dat Viet publishes stories in the Vietnamese language. Dat Viet has its headquarters in Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam.

For ease of reading, the portal has several categories and sub-categories for its readers. Society, Science, National, Life Real Estate, National, Economy and World are some of the sections available on the website. Dat Viet has official accounts on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. Vu Huu Nghi is its editor-in-chief (2021).

Vietnam Newspapers 21 ‎Bao Dat Viet website

‎Bao Dat Viet Online

‎Bao Dat Viet iOS App

22. Docbao

Docbao is a Vietnamese news website. To cater to the interest of its readers, the portal has several sections such as Society, World, Law, Economy, Entertainment, Sport, Youth, Health, Auto, Technology, Life and many more. The website based in Hanoi publishes stories in the Vietnamese language.

Vietnam Newspapers 22 docbao website

docbao Online

23. Báo Bóng Đá

Bao Bong Da is a Vietnamese sports newspaper that publishes news stories related to football. Bao Bong Da has its headquarters in Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam. Bao Bong Da also has a website to complement its print edition.

The portal has various sections and sub-sections to cater to the interest of its target audience. It has different categories for Tennis, France, Spain, Nations League, Asian Cup, Champions League and many more. Bao Bong Da is also available on social media platforms such as Facebook and YouTube. Nguyen Van Phu is its editor-in-chief (2021).

Vietnam Newspapers 23 Bao Bong Da website

Báo Bóng Đá Online

24. Anninh Thu Do

Anninh Thu do is a news website based in Vietnam. The portal publishes stories in the Vietnamese language. There are several categories on its website such as Politics, Military, World, Law, Life, Culture, Entertainment and Sports among others. Anninh Thu do has its headquarters in Hanoi. Its editor-in-chief is Nguyen Thanh Binh (2021).

Vietnam Newspapers 24 Anninh Thu Do website

Anninh Thu Do Online

25. Bao Ha Tinh

Vietnam Newspapers 25 Bao Ha Tinh

Bao Ha Tinh is a news portal in Vietnam. The website operates in the Vietnamese language. It is based in Ha Tinh city. The portal has various sections such as Politics, Economy, Society, national, Defence, Law, Culture, Sports, World, Technology, Life and many more.

Bao Ha Tinh is also available on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Nghiem Sy Dong is its editor-in-chief (2021).

Vietnam Newspapers 25 Bao Ha Tinh website

Bao Ha Tinh Online

26. Gia dinh‎ ‎

Gia Dinh is a news website in Vietnam. Based in Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam, Gia Dinh publishes news stories in the Vietnamese language. To cater to the interest of its target audience, the website has segregated the stories into a wide range of sections. It has categories such as Society, Family, Entertainment, Law and Market among others. Tran Tuan Linh is its editor-in-chief (2021).

On a related note, there was a Vietnamese newspaper named Gia Dinh, published from 1865 to 1909. For the uninitiated, Gia Ðinh is also an alternative name for Saigon, which is now known as Ho Chi Minh City.

Vietnam Newspapers 26 Gia dinh‎ website

Gia dinh‎ Online

27. Tin Tuc Viet Nam

Vietnam Newspapers 27 Tin Tuc Viet Nam‎

Tin Tuc Viet Nam is a news portal based in Hanoi. The website operates in the Vietnamese language. Tin Tuc Viet Nam has several categories such as Society, Society, Law, Sport, Entertainment, Economy and World among others to cater to the interest of its readers.

Vietnam Newspapers 27 Tin Tuc Viet Nam‎ website

Tin Tuc Viet Nam Online

28. Nhân Dân

Nhân Dân is a Vietnamese language daily newspaper. It is the mouthpiece of the Communist Party of Vietnam. The first issue of Nhân Dân appeared on March 11, 1951. Sự Thật is its predecessor.

In the About Us section on its website, Nhân Dân claims that “it was a driving force behind the nation’s two patriotic wars against France and the United States”.

Website

Nhân Dân also has a news portal. The website was launched on June 21, 1998. Politics, Business, Society, Culture, Sports, Sci-tech-env, Travel and World are some of the sections available on the portal. It is also present on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.

Vietnam Newspapers 28 Nhan Dan‎ website

Nhân Dân Online

29. Doi song phap luat‎

Doi Song Phap Laut is a news website based in Vietnam. The portal operates in the Vietnamese language. For the convenience of its readers, Doi Song Phap Laut has segregated its news stories into different sections such as Law, Business, Life, Education, Entertainment, Technology and Sports among others. Tran Viet Hung is the editor-in-chief of the website (2021).

Vietnam Newspapers 29 Doi song phap luat‎‎ website

Doi song phap luat‎ Online

30. Sài Gòn Giải Phóng (SGGP) ‎

Vietnam Newspapers 30 Sai Gon Giai Phong‎‎

Sài Gòn Giải Phóng or Saigon Giai Phong is a newspaper of the Vietnamese Communist Party. It is also known as SGGP. The newspaper is published from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Besides Vietnamese, Sài Gòn Giải Phóng is also published in the English and Chinese language.

Website

Sài Gòn Giải Phóng also has an online edition to complement its print version. To cater to the interest of its readers, the website has segregated the news stories into various sections. Politics, Society, Law, Economy, World, Technology, Education, Science and technology, Culture and Entertainment among others are some the categories available on the portal. Sài Gòn Giải Phóng also has separate portals for English edition, sports and finance

Vietnam Newspapers 30 Sai Gon Giai Phong‎‎ website

Sài Gòn Giải Phóng (SGGP) Online

31.‎ ‎Dai Ky Nguyen

Dai Ky Nguyen, which is also known as DKN.tv, is a Vietnamese news portal. It was launched on January 1, 2015. The website publishes stories in the English as well as Vietnamese language.

For the ease of reading, Dai Ky Nguyen has segregated the news articles into various sections and sub-sections. Sports, World, Culture, Life, Science and Technology are some of the categories available on the portal. It also offers mobile application for both Android and iOS devices.

Vietnam Newspapers 31 ‎Dai Ky Nguyen‎‎ website

‎Dai Ky Nguyen Online

‎Dai Ky Nguyen iOS App

32. Ha Noi Moi

Ha Noi Moi is a press agency governed by Hanoi Party Committee. It is a weekly newspaper published in the Vietnamese language. Its first issue appeared on January 29, 1968. Ha Noi Moi is said to be the largest newspaper of Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam as it has four publications directly under it.

The website of Ha Noi Moi was launched on October 10, 2003. The portal has various sections and sub sections such as Politcs, Economy, Society, Culture, Law, Education, Sports, Law, Life and many more. Nguyen Hoang Long is its editor-in-chief (2021).

Vietnam Newspapers 32 ‎Ha Noi Moi‎‎ website

Ha Noi Moi Online

Ha Noi Moi ePaper

33. Viet Times

Viet Times is a news website in Vietnam. It publishes stories in the Vietnamese language. To cater to the interest of its readers, Viet Times has segregated the news stories into a wide range of sections such as Science and Technology, Health, Society, World, Entertainment and many more.

As far as social media is concerned, Viet Times has an account on Facebook. It also has mobile application for both Android and iOS users.

Vietnam Newspapers 33 ‎Viet Times‎‎ website

Viet Times Online

34. Kinh Te Do Thi

Vietnam Newspapers 34 ‎Kinh Te Do Thi‎‎

Kinh Te Do Thi is a Vietnamese news website. Owned and managed by the People’s Committee of Hanoi City, it operates in the Vietnamese language. Kinh Te Do Thi has various sections to cater to the interest of its target audience.

Economy, News, Enterprise, Real Estate, Society, law, Technology, Travel and International are some of the categories available on the portal. Nguyen Minh Duc is the editor-in-chief (2021).

Vietnam Newspapers 34 ‎Kinh Te Do Thi‎‎ website

Kinh Te Do Thi Online

35. Nguoi Viet Daily News

Nguoi Viet Daily News is said to be the first and largest daily Vietnamese newspaper published outside Vietnam. Founded by Đỗ Ngọc Yến, its first issue appeared on December 15, 1978. Đỗ Quý Toàn is its publisher. Nguoi Viet Daily News is published both in the Vietnamese language as well as English. Its headquarters is in Westminster, California.

History

Nguoi Viet Daily News’ first edition was printed and distributed in San Diego, California. It was mere a four-page publication. It began as a weekly newspaper, however, in 1985, Nguoi Viet Daily News, Inc. was established and the newspaper started publishing daily. Nguoi Viet Daily News also has a website.

Vietnam Newspapers 35 Nguoi Viet Daily News‎‎ website

Nguoi Viet Daily News Online

36. Viet Nam News

Vietnam Newspapers 36 Viet Nam News‎‎

Viet Nam News is an English language newspaper published in Vietnam. It is based in Hanoi, the capital city. Viet Nam News is published by the Vietnam News Agency, which is the primary news service of the Vietnam government. Published seven days a week, its first issue appeared in 1991. Considered as a major English newspaper in Vietnam, it is a member of the Asia News Network.

Website

Viet Nam News also has a Vietnamese website. The portal has categories such as Society, Politics & Laws, Economy, Life & Style, Sports and Environment among others. Trinh Thanh Thuy is its editor-in-chief (2021). Viet Nam News also publishes a monthly magazine titled ‘Outlook’.

Vietnam Newspapers 36 Viet Nam News‎‎ website

Viet Nam News Online

37. Saigon Times

Vietnam Newspapers 37 Saigon Times‎‎

Thoi Bao Kinhte Saigon is a weekly Vietnamese newspaper. It is an economics and business newspaper published in the Vietnamese language. It belongs to the media organisation Saigon Times Group which has three Vietnamese and two English language publications under it. Tran Minh Hung is the editor-in-chief (2021).

Thoi Bao Kinhte Saigon Online is the website of the newspaper. To cater to the interest of its target audience, the portal has different sections such as Real Estate, Business Enterprise, Finance Banking, Business, World and Sociocultural among others. It is also available on social media platforms such as Facebook and YouTube.

Vietnam Newspapers 37 Saigon Times‎‎ website

Saigon Times Online

Saigon Times Android App

Saigon Times iOS App

38. Saigon Times (English)

The Saigon Times is an English language newspaper of Vietnam. Owned by the Saigon Times Group, it majorly covers business, finance and economics. The Saigon Times has its headquarters in Ho Chi Minh City. It also has a portal with sections such as Business, Society, Travel, Life and many more.

Vietnam Newspapers 38 Saigon Times english‎‎ website

Saigon Times Online

39. Báo Nông Nghiệp Việt Nam

Vietnam Newspapers 39 Bao Nong Nghiep Viet Nam‎‎ scaled

Bao Nong Nghiep Viet Nam is a daily newspaper published by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam. Bao Nong Nghiep Viet Nam’s first issue appeared on December 7, 1945. Headquartered in Hanoi, it is published in the Vietnamese language. Earlier, it was known as Bao Tac Dat, a weekly two-page newspaper that released every Friday. The daily is majorly published and distributed in rural and remote areas. Its target audience is people working in the agricultural sector and rural readers.

Bao Nong Nghiep Viet Nam also has a website with sections such as Economy, Vietnamese Agricultural Products, Seafood and Forestry among others. It is available on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Nguyen Ngoc Thach is its editor-in-chief (2021).

Vietnam Newspapers 39 Bao Nong Nghiep Viet Nam‎‎ website

Báo Nông Nghiệp Việt Nam Online

40.‎ Công an Nhân dân

Cong an nhan dan is a Vietnamese website. It is headquartered in Hanoi. Cong an nhan dan publishes news stories in the Vietnamese language. The portal has different sections to cater to the interest of its readers. Society, Law, International, Culture and Sports are some of the categories available on the portal. Colonel Pham Khai is its editor-in-chief (2021).

Vietnam Newspapers 40 Cong an Nhan dan‎‎ website

Công an Nhân dân Online

41. Cong An Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh

Vietnam Newspapers 41 Cong An Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh‎‎

Cong an Thanh Pho Chi Minh is a Vietnamese website. The portal publishes stories in the Vietnamese language. Cong an Thanh Pho Chi Minh has its headquarters in Ho Chi Minh City. For the convenience of its readers, it has segregated the news stories into different categories such as Economic Security, Market, Life, Sport, International, Technology and many more. Cong an Thanh Pho Chi Minh has mobile application for both Android and iOS devices.

Vietnam Newspapers 41 Cong An Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh‎‎ website

Cong An Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh Online

42. Tay Ninh

Tay Ninh Online is a news portal in Vietnam. It is based in Tây Ninh, Vietnam. To cater to the interest of its readers, the portal has segregated the news stories into sections such as Politics, Economy, Society, Law, Culture, Entertainment, Technology and Sports among others. Tay Ninh Online is also available on social media platforms such as Facebook and YouTube. Tran Thi My Linh is its editor-in-chief (2021).

Vietnam Newspapers 42 Tay Ninh‎‎ website

Tay Ninh Online

Tay Ninh ePaper

43. Mot The Gioi

Mot The Gioi is a Vietnamese news website based in Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam. It was launched in the year 2013 and is operated by Thanh Nien Communication Group and One World Communications Corporation.

The portal has different sections and sub-sections for its readers. News, Science and technology, Economy, Culture, Lifestyle and International are some of the categories one can find on the website. Mot The Gioi is available on social media platforms like Facebook and YouTube. It also offers mobile application for both Android and iOS users. Hoang Dai Thanh is its editor-in-chief (2021).

Vietnam Newspapers 43 Mot the gioi‎‎ website

Mot the gioi Online

44. Quan Doi Nhan Dan

Quân đội nhân dân, which translates to Vietnamese for People’s Army in the English language, is a newspaper based in Hanoi. The Central Military Commission of the Communist Party of Vietnam regulates the newspaper with guidance from the Ministry of Defense. The website of Quân đội nhân dân is available in English and Chinese as well besides its native Vietnamese languages.

Vietnam Newspapers 44 Quan Doi Nhan Dan website

Quan Doi Nhan Dan Online

Quan Doi Nhan Dan Android App

45. Quan Doi Nhan Dan (English)

Quan Doi Nhan Dan is an English language news website of a Vietnamese newspaper with the same title. However, the title of the English website is People’s Army Newspaper. Military, Politics, Economy, Social Affairs, OVS, Culture – Sports, Travel, ASEAN Community, Foreign Affairs and Vietnam’s Seas and Islands are among the sections of news on the Quan Doi Nhan Dan website.

Vietnam Newspapers 45 Quan Doi Nhan Dan english website

Quan Doi Nhan Dan (English) Online

46. Vietnam Investment Review ‎

Vietnam Newspapers 46 Vietnam Investment Review

Vietnam Investment Review is a state-owned English language business newspaper that acts as “macroeconomic and social development policy think-tank” for the government. The Ministry of Planning and Investment established Vietnam Investment Review in 1991. Dau tu (Investment) and Dau tu Chung khoan (Securities Investment) are two sister publications of Vietnam Investment Review.

In the About Us sections Vietnam Investment Review claims that “97 per cent of all foreign companies and representative offices in Vietnam, and all senior government officials receive regular copies of Vietnam Investment Review, Dau tu and Dau tu Chung khoan.”

Vietnam Newspapers 46 Vietnam Investment Review website

Vietnam Investment Review Online

Vietnam Investment Review ePaper

Vietnam Investment Review Android App

Vietnam Investment Review iOS App

Part II: Business newspapers and websites

In the second part of the article, we have shared a list of the prominent business newspapers and news websites of Vietnam with their details.

47. Kinh doanh – Nguoiduatin

Kinh doanh – Nguoiduatin is the business news section of Vietnamese language newspaper Nguoiduatin. Real Estate, Consumer & Public Opinion, Finance – Banking and Investment are among the sections of the business newspaper. Kinh doanh – Nguoiduatin has its headquarters in Hanoi.

Ownership

Nguoiduatin is owned by the Vietnam Lawyers Association and has Nguyen Tien Thanh as its Editor-in-Law (2021). According to a case study published by ixosoftware, the Nguoiduatin website gets more than 400k visitors per day. The Ministry of Information and Communications issued the license to the Vietnamese website in February.

Vietnam Newspapers 47 Kinh doanh Nguoiduatin website

Kinh doanh – Nguoiduatin.vn Online

48. Kinh doanh- Tinmoi

Kinh Doanh is the business section of Vietnamese news website Tinmoi. The Online Communications Corporation is the owner of Kinh Doanh, which publishes news in sections like Real Estate, Stock, Entrepreneurs, Jobs and Markets.

Tinmoi.vn, the parent publication, is available on Facebook and YouTube. One can follow Tinmoi on Facebook to keep track of the “hottest 24h Vietnam and the world, current news, sports, entertainment, daily life”. According to CrunchBase, the website of Tinmoi was launched in January 2009.

Vietnam Newspapers 48 Kinh doanh Tinmoi website

Kinh doanh- Tinmoi Online

49. VnEconomy

‎VnEconomy is a Vietnamese language website that publishes news related to business and economy. With Dr. Chu Van as its Editor-in-Law (2020), VnEconomy claims to be the “economic rhythm of Vietnam and the world” on Facebook. The Electronic Journal of Vietnam Association of Economic Sciences owns the business website.

News Sections

Focus, Financial, Stock, Entrepreneurs, Real Estate, Markets, World Economy, Digital Life, Car 360º and &Target are among the sections of the news on VnEconomy website. One can find and follow VnEconomy on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter for latest news and updates.

Vietnam Newspapers 49 VnEconomy website

VnEconomy Online

50. Tin kinh doanh – VnExpress‎

Tin Kinh Doanh is the business section of the official website of VnExpress, which claims to be the “most viewed Vietnamese newspaper”. The Ministry of Science and Technology owns the newspaper and Tin Kinh Doanh, which segregates news in sections like International, Business, Stock, Real Estate, Ebank, Macro, My money, Goods and Startup.

Vietnam Newspapers 50 Tin kinh doanh VnExpress website

Tin kinh doanh – VnExpress Online

Part III: Sports newspapers and websites

In the third part of the article, we have shared a list of the prominent sports newspapers and news websites of Vietnam with their details.

51. Tin The Thao

TinTheThao is a Vietnamese language sports website. It feature all stories published in the Vietnam Sports Newspaper and comes under the ownership and management of the General Department of Physical Training and Sports.

Key People

As of 2021, Dr. Journalist Vo Danh Hai acts as the Head of The Southern Branch of the sports portal, while Deputy Director of Sports Love Corporation Bach Thi Ha is responsible for content. Nguyen Duc Vinh is the Managing Director of Sports Love JSC.

Apart from national and international sports news, TinTheThao has sections such as Tennis, Basketball, Martial Arts, Carom 3C and Cars – Moterbikes for the coverage of various sports.

Vietnam Newspapers 51 tinthethao website

Tin The Thao Online

52. Thể thao VietNamNet

Thể Thao is a sports website owned and managed by a Vietnamese language news portal called VietNamNet. Pham Anh Tuan is the Editor-in-chief of the sports website that comes under the governance of the Ministry of Information and Communications. International Football, Football in Vietnam, Transfer News and Behind The Scenes are among the sections of the website.

Vietnam Newspapers 52 The thao VietNamNet website

Thể thao VietNamNet Online

53. Sports – vietnamnews.vn

Sports Viet Nam News is a sports section of the official website of English language daily Viet Nam News. It comes under the control of state-owned Vietnam News Agency. The newspaper, which started publishing in 1991, claims to have “kept pace with the rapid strides taken by the country in its economic renovation and its integration with the regional and world economies”.

Vietnam Newspapers 53 Sports vietnamnews website

Sports – vietnamnews.vn Online

Part IV: News agency

In the fourth part of the article, we have explained about the official news agency of Vietnam.

54. VietnamPlus

VietnamPlus is the official website of the state-owned Vietnam News Agency. The Ministry of Information and Communications launched the website in 2008. It acts as a link to the News Service of Vietnam News Agency. Politics, World, Society, Business, Culture-Sports, Sci-Tech, Health, Environment, Travel, Media Calendar, Photo, Video, Infographics, General, Photo 360 and Mega Story are among the categories of news VietnamPlus features on its website.

With English as its default language, VietnamPlus is available in native Vietnamese language besides Spanish, French, Chinese and Russian language. As of 2021, Tran Tien Duan is the Editor-in-chief of VietnamPlus.

Vietnam Newspapers 54 VietnamPlus website

VietnamPlus Online

55. Vietnam News Agency

Vietnam News Agency, which is also known as Vietnamese News Agency, is a state-owned news agency in Vietnam. Besides providing authentic news to various news organisations, Vietnam News Agency publishes an English language newspaper titled ‘Viet Nam News’.

Vietnam News Agency has more than 28 offices overseas, including six in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Nguyễn Đức Lợi is the General Director of the news agency.

Origin

Vietnamese News Agency was established in 1945 following the August Revolution. On September 15, 1945, the agency had broadcast the Declaration of Independence of Vietnam in three different languages — Vietnamese, English and French. In 1947, Vietnamese News Agency started broadcasting news in the Chinese language, which was halted a year later.

In 1977, a national news agency called Liberation News Agency merged into Vietnamese News Agency. The state-owned agency started publishing an English language newspaper Việt Nam News in 1991.

Vietnam Newspapers 55 Vietnam News Agency website

Vietnam News Agency Online

56. Vietnam News Agency (English)

Vietnam News Agency has an English website as well that caters to the readers with news sections like Politics, Society, Economy, Photos, Infographic, Information Service and Introduce. The English website of the country’s official news agency is called VietnamPlus. It was launched with the Vietnamese, French and Spanish versions of Vietnam News Agency in 2008.

Vietnam Newspapers 56 Vietnam News Agency english website

Vietnam News Agency (English) Online

Conclusion

The government in Vietnam is using the print media to inform the public about various policies. Thanks to that, numbers of newspapers and magazines doubled since 1996. State control over media is not new in Vietnam. In the last days of the French colonialism, the authorities arrested reporters and forced many of the media outlets to shut down.

After the First Indochina War, Hanoi became the hub of print media outlets, all of which are now owned and controlled by the Communist Party.

Prominent Media

Tuoi Tre, Người Lao Động, Thanh Nien, Tien Phong, Hànộimới and Sai Gon Giai Phong are among the most prominent Vietnamese newspapers in the current times. Saigon Eco is the leading French language newspaper that is available in Vietnam.

State of New Media

Like many other countries, Vietnam is also witnessing a surge in the news websites on each passing day. Zing.vn, VietNamNet, VnExpress, Thanh Niên, Tuổi Trẻ, Dân Trí, VietnamPlus and VTC News are among the most visited websites in Vietnam. Báo Mới is Vietnam’s largest online news aggregator.

In 2019, the Vietnamese government passed a cyber security law making it mandatory for the global online portals to set up their local offices in Vietnam.

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