Hanoi - Post Report Question and Answers
English-language newspapers and TV available? Cost?
There is one English-language newspaper: Vietnam News. We have the cable in our apartment. It comes with it. - Dec 2011
Cable TV is normally provided for free by the apartment complex and includes English channels. I'm not aware of any U.S. print newspapers. - May 2010
Vietnam News is pubished daily. State-run and cheap. You get what you pay for. - Feb 2009
All press is controlled in Vietnam. The one English newspaper is the mouthpiece of the government and is cheap. International publications are available in very limited locations and limited supplies about 10-20% more expensive than outside Vietnam. Cable television with CNN, BBC, ESPN, MTV, STAR (world, movies, sports), HBO, Cinemax, Discovery, NatGeo, Hallmark,CCTV (4 and 9), TV Monde, Arirang, and some Russian channels, are all available and uncensored. The price for expats is about US$50 a month but if you can register in the name of a Vietnamese the price is about half. - Sep 2008
One English language newspaper. Star Network, CNN International, Discovery Channel, National Geographic, ESPN on the cable. No charge through my apartment complex. Other bootleg satellite system also available. - May 2008