"> Name: Vietnamese government destroys "poisonous cultural goods"

Date:  1995 - 2005

Location:  Asia


MediumMusic , Print Journalism , Literature

Artist: Various

Confronting Bodies: Ho Chi Minh City authorities

Date of Action: December 1997

Specific Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Description of Artwork: Articles considered "poisonous cultural goods."

Description of Incident: In December, 1997, Ho Chi Minh City authorities destroyed 15 metric tons of CDs, magazines and books that it considered "poisonous cultural goods." The event was part of a campaign to stop the circulation of what the government considers "unhealthy" culture.

Results of Incident: The Vientamese government continues to impose controls on its citizen's freedom of expression and media.

Source: Index on Censorship, 2/98

Submitted By: NCAC

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