Giáo dục dành cho học sinh dân tộc thiểu số: thách thức và cơ hội trong đại dịch COVID-19

Unicef.org – 11 Tháng 5 2020 – Rana Flowers, Trưởng Đại diện UNICEF tại Việt Nam

Khi Việt Nam sắp dần mở cửa lại trường học, tôi rất muốn tìm hiểu về công tác chuẩn bị của các nhà trường để đảm bảo an toàn cũng như sẵn sàng chào đón học sinh quay lại trường. Chặng đường lái xe lên huyện Sapa cảnh sắc thật hùng vĩ. Từ mọi góc độ, vẻ đẹp của đất nước Việt Nam hiện lên thật rực rỡ.

Khi Việt Nam sắp dần mở cửa lại trường học, tôi rất muốn tìm hiểu về công tác chuẩn bị của các nhà trường để đảm bảo an toàn cũng như sẵn sàng chào đón học sinh quay lại trường.
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  • Ngôn ngữ tài liệu bằng: English, Tiếng Việt

Chúng tôi dừng chân tại ngôi trường nhỏ nằm ở chân ngọn núi Phan-Xi-Păng. Cổng trường rộng mở chào đón chúng tôi, nhưng lần này thiếu vắng nụ cười, khuôn mặt rạng rỡ và tiếng hò reo của học sinh. Tôi muốn đến thăm Lào Cai vì ngành giáo dục và các thầy cô giáo nơi đây luôn mong mỏi đổi mới sáng tạo, thúc đẩy hơn nữa các tiến bộ trong công tác dạy và học trong nhà trường.
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VNExpress: 20 năm trước

Thứ sáu, 26/2/2021, 00:00 (GMT+7) VNExpress

“Ngày thành lập ư, có thật quan trọng không?”, tôi đã nghĩ thế… Nhưng hôm nay, chợt nhớ về 20 năm trước, kỷ niệm lần lượt hiện về.

Lần đầu tiên tôi “nhìn thấy” Internet là vào năm 1998, nửa năm sau khi Việt Nam chính thức kết nối. Ấn tượng đầu tiên là hầu như không có gì bằng tiếng Việt để đọc. Đang làm biên tập viên báo Lao Động, tôi nhận ra đây sẽ là phương tiện phát hành mới, mảnh đất chưa khai phá cho báo chí. “Mình có thể là người đầu tiên làm điều đó?”, từ lâu tôi mong ước làm một tờ báo thực sự hữu ích cho người dùng.

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The Digital Indo-Pacific: Regional Connectivity and Resilience

 

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Observer Research Foundation (ORF) is an independent think tank based in Delhi, India. The foundation has three centres in Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. ORF provides potentially viable inputs for policy and decision-makers in the Indian Government and to the political and business communities of India. ORF started out with an objective of dealing with internal issues of the economy in the wake of the 1990s reforms. However, today its mandate extends to security and strategy, governance, environment, energy and resources, economy and growth.

Origins

ORF was founded in part by the Dhirubhai Ambani family; it claims to operate independently, though.[1] According to some reports, until 2009, 95% of the foundation’s budget was provided by Reliance Industries, however, it is now estimated to be around 65% as the foundation diversified its source of finance to government, foreign foundations, and others.[2]

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Big Tech tiếp tục bị phán xét

HOA KIM 5/1/2021 10:05 GMT+7

TTCTSự kiên nhẫn dành cho nhóm Big Tech, gồm năm công ty công nghệ Mỹ Amazon, Apple, Google, Facebook và Microsoft, rốt cuộc đã cạn.

Liên tiếp ở châu Âu và cả trên sân nhà, một loạt đơn kiện của chính quyền nhắm vào những gã khổng lồ công nghệ trong năm 2020 cho thấy những tượng đài này không hề “bất khả xâm phạm” như ta tưởng. Tiếp tục đọc “Big Tech tiếp tục bị phán xét”

Digital trade in the Asia-Pacific

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Welcome to our final newsletter of 2020. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and interest in our work over the year. We will return in early January and in the meantime wish you an enjoyable festive break and every success in 2021. 
New white paper: Digital trade in the Asia-Pacific
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Digital trade in Asia-Pacific
As we move into 2021, what are the key issues facing digital trade in Asia? The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted global trade and upended many longstanding business models. Firms are rapidly shifting to develop or expand digital capabilities to manage highly altered supply and demand pressures. Despite the growing importance of digital trade, the ability of governments to tackle a range of issues of relevance to managing the online environment still lags behind the speed of innovation for firms. Effective and efficient regulatory policies can support continuing economic growth in the digital economy. Given the overwhelming importance of small firms to every country in Asia, failure to create supportive policies will impede the region’s attempt to advance sustainable and inclusive development. This new paper from the Hinrich Foundation – the first in a series of six reports on digital trade in the Asia-Pacific authored by Dr Deborah Elms, Executive Director at the Asian Trade Centre – identifies eight issues that governments and firms across the region will need to tackle to reap the full benefits of the digital opportunity.
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INTERVIEW WITH RESEARCH FELLOW Hinrich Foundation Research Fellow, Alex Capri, discusses his latest paper with Dr Staples. Released last week, Techno-nationalism and corporate governance examines how the US-China tech cold war has politicized the business environment for multinationals and the implications for corporate governance. Techno-nationalism, he observes, now requires firms to evaluate or restructure their cross-border operations to reduce risks.
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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT While 2020 proved to be challenging for all of us, it was also a productive year for our research fellows. Please find below a selection of our most read articles and papers on the key issues impacting global trade in 2020 including the coronavirus pandemic, geopolitical tensions and the US-China trade war, the emergence of “techno-nationalism,” the US presidential election and the signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). 
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Vietnam has most adult gamers globally: report

TĐH: The question is “why?”

By Phan Anh   November 22, 2020 | 01:37 pm GMT+7Vietnam has most adult gamers globally: reportA Vietnamese man plays game on a mobile phone. Photo by Shutterstock/Tuan Hung.Vietnam has the highest number of adult gamers in the world in 2020, according to a recently released global consumer survey by German data portal Statista.

Ninety four percent of Vietnamese said they gamed at least occasionally while nearly 20 percent said they were frequent gamers, according to the Statista Global Consumer Survey.

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Too little, too late? Britain introduces rules to protect tech firms from overseas takeovers

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PUBLISHED FRI, NOV 13 202010:19 AM EST UPDATED FRI, NOV 13 202012:10 PM ESTSam Shead@SAM_L_SHEAD CNBC

KEY POINTS

  • The U.K. government has rolled out new rules to protect Britain’s innovative companies from being snapped up by other nations.
  • But is it too little, too late? Arm was sold to Japan’s SoftBank in 2016 and DeepMind was sold to Google in 2014.
  • Even though DeepMind and Arm are no longer British in some people’s eyes, there are a number of other fast-growing tech companies that very much are.
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson giving a statement in Downing Street in central London on April 27, 2020 after returning to work following more than three weeks off after being hospitalized with the Covid-19 illness.

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson giving a statement in Downing Street in central London on April 27, 2020 after returning to work following more than three weeks off after being hospitalized with the Covid-19 illness.DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS

LONDON – The U.K. government introduced new rules this week that are designed to protect Britain’s best and brightest companies from being gobbled up by other, potentially hostile, nations.

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How COVID-19 has pushed companies over the technology tipping point—and transformed business forever

In just a few months’ time, the COVID-19 crisis has brought about years of change in the way companies in all sectors and regions do business. According to a new McKinsey Global Survey of executives,1 their companies have accelerated the digitization of their customer and supply-chain interactions and of their internal operations by three to four years. And the share of digital or digitally enabled products in their portfolios has accelerated by a shocking seven years.2 Nearly all respondents say that their companies have stood up at least temporary solutions to meet many of the new demands on them, and much more quickly than they had thought possible before the crisis. What’s more, respondents expect most of these changes to be long lasting and are already making the kinds of investments that all but ensure they will stick. In fact, when we asked executives about the impact of the crisis on a range of measures, they say that funding for digital initiatives has increased more than anything else—more than increases in costs, the number of people in technology roles, and the number of customers.To stay competitive in this new business and economic environment requires new strategies and practices. Our findings suggest that executives are taking note: most respondents recognize technology’s strategic importance as a critical component of the business, not just a source of cost efficiencies. Respondents from the companies that have executed successful responses to the crisis report a range of technology capabilities that others don’t—most notably, filling gaps for technology talent during the crisis, the use of more advanced technologies, and speed in experimenting and innovating.3 Tiếp tục đọc “How COVID-19 has pushed companies over the technology tipping point—and transformed business forever”

Decree trues to ‘clean up’ digital space by controlling spam

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vietnamnet 20/10/2020    11:31 GMT+7

As the compiler of Decree 91 on fighting spam SMS, calls and messages, an official with the Authority for Information Security, Dang Huy Hoang, said he was happy that he could contribute to reducing ‘garbage’ in digital space.

Spam messages, e-mails and calls have been a burning issue for years. How to prevent spam is a topic of discussion at many National Assembly’s sessions.

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Nghị định số 91/2020/NĐ-CP ngày 14/8/2020 của Chính phủ chống tin nhắn rác, thư điện tử rác, cuộc gọi rác

  • TRÍCH YẾU:Chống tin nhắn rác, thư điện tử rác, cuộc gọi rác
  • SỐ HIỆU:91/2020/NĐ-CP
  • LOẠI VĂN BẢN:Nghị định
  • LĨNH VỰC:Thông tin – Truyền thông
  • NGÀY BAN HÀNH:14/08/2020
  • NGÀY HIỆU LỰC:01/10/2020
  • CƠ QUAN BH:Chính phủ
  • NGƯỜI KÝ:Nguyễn Xuân Phúc
  • ĐÍNH KÈM: Tải về

CHÍNH PHỦ
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CỘNG HÒA XÃ HỘI CHỦ NGHĨA VIỆT NAM
Độc lập – Tự do – Hạnh phúc
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Số: 91/2020/NĐ-CP

Hà Nội, ngày 14 tháng 8 năm 2020

 

NGHỊ ĐỊNH

CHỐNG TIN NHẮN RÁC, THƯ ĐIỆN TỬ RÁC, CUỘC GỌI RÁC

Căn cứ Luật Tổ chức Chính phủ ngày 19 tháng 6 năm 2015;

Căn cứ Luật Giao dịch điện tử ngày 29 tháng 11 năm 2005;

Căn cứ Luật Công nghệ thông tin ngày 29 tháng 6 năm 2006;

Căn cứ Luật Viễn thông ngày 23 tháng 11 năm 2009;

Căn cứ Luật Xử lý vi phạm hành chính ngày 20 tháng 6 năm 2012;

Căn cứ Luật Quảng cáo ngày 21 tháng 6 năm 2012;

Căn cứ Luật An toàn thông tin mạng ngày 19 tháng 11 năm 2015;

Căn cứ Luật An ninh mạng ngày 12 tháng 6 năm 2018;

Theo đề nghị của Bộ trưởng Bộ Thông tin và Truyền thông;

Chính phủ ban hành Nghị định về chống tin nhắn rác, thư điện tử rác, cuộc gọi rác.

Chương I

NHỮNG QUY ĐỊNH CHUNG

Điều 1. Phạm vi điều chỉnh

Nghị định này quy định về chống tin nhắn rác, thư điện tử rác, cuộc gọi rác và quy định về quảng cáo bằng tin nhắn (SMS, MMS, USSD), thư điện tử và gọi điện thoại; quyền và nghĩa vụ của cơ quan, tổ chức, cá nhân và bổ sung quy định xử lý vi phạm hành chính về tin nhắn rác, thư điện tử rác, cuộc gọi rác.

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U.S. to Accuse Google of Protecting Illegal Monopoly

A victory for the government could remake one of America’s most recognizable companies and the internet economy that it has helped define.

The Justice Department plans to accuse Google of building an illegal monopoly over central parts of the internet.
The Justice Department plans to accuse Google of building an illegal monopoly over central parts of the internet.Credit…John Taggart for The New York Times

By David McCabe and Cecilia Kang

  • Oct. 20, 2020Updated 9:21 a.m. EST New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department plans to accuse Google of maintaining an illegal monopoly over search and search advertising in a lawsuit to be filed on Tuesday, the government’s most significant legal challenge to a tech company’s market power in a generation, according to officials at the agency.

In its suit, to be filed in a federal court in Washington, D.C., the agency will accuse Google, a unit of Alphabet, of illegally maintaining its monopoly over search through several exclusive business contracts and agreements that lock out competition, said the officials, who were not authorized to speak on the record. Such contracts include Google’s payment of billions of dollars to Apple to place the Google search engine as the default for iPhones.

The agency will argue that Google, which controls about 80 percent of search queries in the United States, struck agreements with phone makers using Alphabet’s Android operating system to pre-load the search engine on their phones and make it hard for rival search engines to become a replacement. By using contracts to maintain its monopoly, competition and innovation has suffered, the suit with argue.

The suit reflects the pushback against the power of the nation’s largest corporations, and especially technology giants like Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple. Conservatives like President Trump and liberals like Senator Elizabeth Warren have been highly critical of the concentration of power in a handful of tech behemoths.

Attorney General William P. Barr, who was appointed by Mr. Trump, has played an unusually active role in the investigation. He pushed career Justice Department attorneys to bring the case by the end of September, prompting pushback from lawyers who wanted more time and complained of political influence. Mr. Barr has spoken publicly about the inquiry for months and set tight deadlines for the prosecutors leading the effort.

The lawsuit may stretch on for years and could set off a cascade of other antitrust lawsuits from state attorneys general. About four dozen states and jurisdictions have conducted parallel investigations and are expected to bring separate complaints against the company’s grip on technology for online advertising.

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A victory for the government could remake one of America’s most recognizable companies and the internet economy that it has helped define since it was founded by two Stanford University graduate students in 1998.

But Google has long denied accusations of antitrust violations and is expected to fight the government’s efforts by using a global network of lawyers, economists and lobbyists. Alphabet, valued at $1.04 trillion and with cash reserves of $120 billion, has fought similar antitrust lawsuits in Europe.

The company says it has strong competition in the search market, with more people finding information on sites like Amazon. It says its services have been a boon for small businesses.

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Google didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

The lawsuit comes two weeks after Democratic lawmakers on the House Judiciary Committee released a sprawling report on the tech giants that accused Google of controlling a monopoly over online search and the ads that come up when users enter a query.

“A significant number of entities — spanning major public corporations, small businesses and entrepreneurs — depend on Google for traffic, and no alternate search engine serves as a substitute,” the report said. The lawmakers also accused Apple, Amazon and Facebook of abusing their market power.

The scrutiny reflects how Google has become a dominant player in communications, commerce and media over the last two decades. It controls 90 percent of the market for online searches, according to one estimate. That business is lucrative: Last year, Google brought in $34.3 billion in search revenue in the United States, according to the research firm eMarketer. That figure is expected to grow to $42.5 billion by 2022, the firm said.

The lawsuit is the result of an investigation that has stretched for more than a year. Prosecutors have spoken with Google’s rivals in technology and media, collecting information and documents that could be used to build a case.

Mr. Barr, a former telecom executive who once argued an antitrust case before the Supreme Court, signaled that he would put the tech giants under new scrutiny at his confirmation hearing in early 2019. He said that “a lot of people wonder how such huge behemoths that now exist in Silicon Valley have taken shape under the nose of the antitrust enforcers.”

He put the investigation under the control of his deputy, Jeffrey Rosen, who in turn hired an aide from a major law firm to oversee the case and other technology matters. Mr. Barr’s grip over the investigation tightened when the head of the Justice Department’s antitrust division, Makan Delrahim, recused himself from the investigation because he had lobbied for Google’s acquisition of the ad service DoubleClick in 2007.

From left, Attorney General William P. Barr and President Trump.
From left, Attorney General William P. Barr and President Trump.Credit…Anna Moneymaker for The New York Times

Mr. Barr pushed prosecutors to wrap up their inquiries — and decide whether to bring a case — before Election Day. While Justice Department officials are usually tight-lipped about their investigations until a case is filed, Mr. Barr publicly declared his intention to make a decision on the Google matter by the end of the summer. He mentioned the agency’s antitrust investigation when asked about unproven charges that conservative speech is stifled online.

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This year, most of the roughly 40 lawyers building the case said they opposed bringing a complaint by Mr. Barr’s Sept. 30 deadline. Some said they would not sign the complaint, and several left the case this summer.

Google last faced serious scrutiny from an American antitrust regulator nearly a decade ago, when the Federal Trade Commission investigated whether it had abused its power over the search market. The agency’s staff recommended bringing charges against the company, according to a memo reported on by The Wall Street Journal. But the agency’s five commissioners voted in 2013 not to bring a case.

Other governments have been more aggressive against the big tech companies. The European Union has brought three antitrust cases against Google in recent years, focused on its search engine, advertising business and Android mobile operating system. Regulators in Britain and Australia are examining the digital advertising market, in inquiries that could ultimately implicate the company.

“It’s the most newsworthy monopolization action brought by the government since the Microsoft case in the late ‘90s,” said Bill Baer, a former chief of the Justice Department’s antitrust division. “It’s significant in that the government believes that a highly successful tech platform has engaged in conduct that maintains its monopoly power unlawfully, and as a result injures consumers and competition.”

Google and its allies will likely criticize the suit as being politically motivated. The Trump administration has attacked Google, which owns YouTube, and other online platform companies, as being slanted against conservative views.

The lawsuit will likely outlast the Trump administration itself. The government’s case against Microsoft took more than a decade to settle.

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While it is possible that a new Democratic administration would review the strategy behind the case, some experts said it was unlikely that it would be withdrawn under new leadership.U.S. v. GoogleRead more about the legal battle that has been brewing for more than a year.

Justice Dept. Plans to File Antitrust Charges Against Google in Coming Weeks Sept. 3, 2020

Barr’s Interest in Google Antitrust Case Keeps It Moving Swiftly June 25, 2020

David McCabe covers tech policy. He joined The Times from Axios in 2019. 

U.S.-China tensions could split the internet — and data will play a key role in how far that goes

CNBC PUBLISHED MON, OCT 19 202011:54 PM EDT Arjun Kharpal

KEY POINTS

  • Political tensions between the U.S. and China have thrust technology and supply chains into the spotlight and threaten to fracture the internet.
  • Over the past few years, a growing chorus of voices have predicted a so-called splinternet, the idea that a kind of two-track internet could appear — one led by the U.S. and one by China.
  • Experts told CNBC’s “Beyond the Valley” podcast, that data is going to play a key part into the scale of any kind of fracturing of the internet that we use today.
China's President Xi Jinping (L) and US President Donald Trump attend a working session on the first day of the G20 summit in Hamburg, northern Germany, on July 7, 2017.

China’s President Xi Jinping (L) and US President Donald Trump attend a working session on the first day of the G20 summit in Hamburg, northern Germany, on July 7, 2017.Patrick Stollarz | AFP | Getty Images

GUANGZHOU, China — Political tensions between the U.S. and China have thrust technology and supply chains into the spotlight and threaten to fracture the internet.

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Ai đứng sau các video nội dung nhảm nhí ở Việt Nam?

Nhiều công ty lớn có chức năng quản lý, tư vấn về nội dung cho các YouTuber ở Việt Nam. Đây là đầu mối để các cơ quan hữu trách xử lý các video vi phạm.

Chiều 10/9, Sở Thông tin và Truyền thông tỉnh Bắc Giang ra quyết định xử phạt Nguyễn Văn Hưng, chủ kênh YouTube Hưng Vlog 7,5 triệu đồng vì vi phạm các quy định về trách nhiệm sử dụng dịch vụ mạng xã hội.
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Why do Vietnam’s live digital platforms fail in the home market?

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06/10/2020    18:01 GMT+7 vietnamnet

From Umbala to 360Live, Vietnam’s technology platforms have failed to compete with foreign rivals such as Tik Tok and Bigo Live.

When Facebook set foot in Vietnam, Vietnam’s social networks were already here, but then had to leave some months later. The same occurred when YouTube and Tik Tok came to Vietnam.

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Silicon Valley in Southeast Asia: Da Nang lures Japanese technologies

Da Nang has caught the attention of Japanese ICT firms thanks to its favorable investment environment.

Japan is the second largest foreign direct investor in Vietnam with total registered capital of $60 billion. Japanese investors have invested in 4,200 projects, including 700 ICT ones.

Silicon Valley in Southeast Asia: Da Nang lures Japanese technologies

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Speaking at an online ceremony on promoting ICT investments from Japan held in late September, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications (MIC) Pham Anh Tuan said Vietnam is ready to receive new Japanese investments by technology firms which will come in the expected investment relocation wave. >