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THE GOVERNMENT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom – Happiness
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No.: 88/2012/ND-CP
Ha Noi, October 23, 2012
 
DECREE
REGULATION ON ACTIVITIES OF INFORMATION AND PRESS OF FOREIGN PRESS, FOREIGN
REPRESENTATIVE AGENCY AND ORGANIZATIONS IN VIETNAM
Pursuant to the Law on Organization of the Government dated 25 December 12, 2001;
Pursuant to the Press Law dated December 28, 1989 and the Law amending and supplementing a
number of articles of the Press Law dated June 12, 1999;
Pursuant to Publication Law dated December 3, 2004 and the Law amending and supplementing a
number of articles of the Publication Law dated June 3, 2008;
Pursuant to the Law on Cinema dated June 29, 2006 and the Law amending and supplementing a
number of articles of the Law on Cinema dated June 18, 2009;
Pursuant to the Ordinance on entry, exit and residence of foreigners in Vietnam dated April 28, 2000;
Pursuant to the Ordinance on privileges and immunities of diplomatic missions, consular agency and
representative agency of international organizations in Vietnam dated August 23, 1993;
The government promulgates decree on information and press activities of the foreign press, foreign
representative agencies and organizations in Vietnam,
Chapter 1.
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1. Scope of adjustment and subject of application
This Decree provides for the information and press activities of foreign press, foreign representative
agencies and organizations in Vietnam and the responsibility of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the
Ministry of Information and Communications, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the People's
Committees of centrally-affiliated provinces and cities in the state management of information and
press activities of foreign press, foreign agency and organizations in Vietnam.
Article 2. Explanation of terms
In this Decree, the following terms shall be construed as follows:
1. Foreign press is a news agency, radio, TV, printing newspaper, electronic newspaper and other
types of foreign press.
2. Permanent foreign press agency is a representative agency of the foreign press in Vietnam,
hereinafter referred to as permanent agency.
3. Foreign reporters are reporters and editors working for foreign press.
4. Permanent foreign reporter is a foreign reporter appointed by the foreign press to work at the
permanent agency under the regime of permanent reporter in Vietnam, hereinafter referred to as
permanent reporter.
5. Non-permanent foreign reporter is foreign reporter coming into Vietnam for short-term information
and press activities, and not entitled to enjoy the permanent reporter regime, hereinafter referred to
as non-resident reporter.

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