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Thanh Nien News Discontinues Its English-Language Site

In a major blow to English-language media in Vietnam, Thanh Nien News shut down its website yesterday.

Launched in 2004, the site was part of a small group of media outlets which cover local and national news for foreign readers. Thanh Nien’s Vietnamese-language publications will carry on, but English speakers will now have to look elsewhere for their Vietnam news fix.

There have been rumors about the imminent shutdown for at least a month, but the news source hasn't stated the reasons behind the closure. Yesterday the editorial team posted a heartfelt farewell, saying “we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your time and attention over the past 12 years, which contributed to the website’s great success.” All previously published stories can be found in their archive.

Saigoneer would like to thank Thanh Nien News in return for their news coverage and insight. The site was a valuable resource for anyone living in Vietnam, and their presence will be sorely missed.

[Photo via Thanh Nien]

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