NATIONAL ASSEMBLY -------- SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM Independence - Freedom Happiness --------------- Law No.: 103/2016/QH13 Hanoi, 05 April 2016 PRESS LAW Pursuant to the Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam; The National Assembly issues the Press Law. Chapter I GENERAL PROVISIONS Article 1. Scope of regulation This law provides for freedom of press, freedom of speech in the press of the citizens; organization and operation of the press; rights and obligations of agencies, organizations and individuals that participate in and are related to press activities; State management over the press. Article 2. Subjects of application This Law applies to the agencies, organizations and individuals that participate in and are related to press activities in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Article 3. Interpretation of terms In this Law, the terms below are construed as follows: 1. Press is the information product on the events and problems in social life that are expressed in words, images, sounds, are created and periodically published, released and transmitted to the general public through the type of the printed newspaper, talking newspaper, photo newspaper and online newspaper. 2. Press activities are the creation of journalistic works, journalistic products, information products information with journalistic characteristics; provide information and feedback to the press; correct information in the press; publish, print and release the printed newspapers, communicate the online newspapers and communicate and broadcast the talking newspapers and photo newspapers; 3. Printed newspaper is the type of press using the text, pictures and photos that are printed to release to the readers, including the printed newspapers and magazines. 4. Talking newspaper is the type of press using voice and sound transmitted and broadcast on technical infrastructure with different technological application.