Visit to Vietnam/human rights
France is very committed to human rights worldwide. It’s true that in this case a specific problem exists there concerning bloggers. Indeed, a decree has just been passed threatening heavy penalties against bloggers who broadcast certain messages; some of them have been convicted. I expressed what we call, in diplomatic terms, our concern, which means we don’t have the same approach at all.
Morevoer, it seems to us ineffective, because from a technical point of view, even if you want to, there’s absolutely no way you can limit bloggers’ discussions. I think my interlocutors fully understood it has the approval of neither France nor many other countries; I know that colleagues from other countries have spoken in the same terms. I think what is important is that they clearly noted our position./.