Vietnamese government destroys "poisonous cultural goods"
Medium: Music, Print Journalism, Literature
Confronting Bodies: Ho Chi Minh City authorities
Date of Action: December 11th, 1997
Location: Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam
Description of Artwork: Articles considered "poisonous cultural goods."
The 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 Vietnamese government continues to impose controls on its citizen's freedom of expression and media.
Source: Index on Censorship, Volume 24:2/1998