14 March 2020 – Government to strengthen control over information and propaganda

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Executive Office, Media
Intervention Categories: Education and awareness
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Information and Communications

Overview: The Ministry of Information and Communications shall focus on directing central and local press agencies to strengthen information and propaganda on epidemic prevention and control, ensuring proper, timely, transparent and scientific ways for people. The Ministry of Public Security and the Ministry of Information and Communications shall assume the prime responsibility for strictly and promptly handling violations to deter spread of misinformation and educate.
Full details here: https://luatvietnam.vn/y-te/thong-bao-98-tb-vpcp-ket-luan-cua-thu-tuong-ve-phong-chong-dich-covid-19-181472-d6.html

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government