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    Vietnam moves towards religious freedom

    by  • 13/12/2012 • front page, Hannah Konecny, images, stories, text • 0 Comments

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    From Confucianism to Catholicism, Vietnam is home to a complex patchwork of religions and beliefs. Since the days of mythical dragon-kings and ancient spirits, religion has and continues to spread a large blanket of influence over the day-to-day operations of Vietnamese society. Today, religion remains an integral part of Vietnamese life, dictating the social...

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    Visiting the inspirational Vietnam Friendship Village

    by  • 08/12/2012 • Evie Madden, front page, images, Lauren Williamson, reporters, stories • 0 Comments

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    Evie Madden and Lauren Williamson were fortunate enough to visit the Vietnam Friendship Village while in Hanoi to explore the work of the organisation in caring for children and elders affected by Agent Orange. We didn’t know what to expect of the Village and were tentative about filming and photographing the children, but the...

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    Capturing the smiles of courageous Agent Orange victims

    by  • 07/12/2012 • Evie Madden, front page, images, Lauren Williamson, stories, tv highlights, video • 0 Comments

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    The Friendship Village – Smiles of the courageous from UQ Journalism & Communication on Vimeo. Lauren Williamson and Evie Madden explore the work of The Friendship Village located in Hanoi. The village provides care and education for children and elders who have been affected by agent orange.

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    Observing Vietnam’s ‘openness’

    by  • 04/12/2012 • front page, images, Lauren Williamson, stories, Uncategorized • 0 Comments

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    While travelling through Vietnam I found that one of the most striking cultural features of the country is its openness. From sunrise to sundown, shopping, cooking, eating, working and socialising is all conducted openly on the street. Although it seems intrusive to photograph personal activities which to us seem so private, with a friendly...

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    An inspiring insight into traditional medicine

    by  • 28/11/2012 • Daisy Sowter, images, news today, reporters, stories, text • 1 Comment

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    At Ninh Binh’s largest traditional medicine hospital, doctors use a combination of ancient and contemporary practices, from laser treatments to steam baths, acupuncture to herbal drinks passed down over thousands of years. Though advancements in scientific research and medicine are rapidly sweeping the nation, many Vietnamese prefer to be treated traditionally, and many doctors...

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