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Dr Viet Tho Le

Dr Viet Tho Le is a professional journalist and a media researcher. He obtained a PhD in Media Studies, Communication and Journalism at Edith Cowan University (ECU) in 2020. He worked as a senior digital journalist at the BBC, a producer at SBS, and was managing editor at Binh Dinh newspaper in Vietnam. Viet is a research associate for an ECU/Digital Child industry partner research project with LEGO Asia Pacific, Digital safety and citizenship roundtables: using consultation and creativity to engage stakeholders (children, policy influencers, industry). He is a lecturer on media and communications at Van Lang University in Vietnam and visiting lecturer at the Swinburne University of Technology – Vietnam. His research interests include political communications, new media, cultural studies, social media and young people, and digital citizenship.

As a father and media researcher, Viet hopes to better understand his children’s digital worlds to help them use technology in healthy ways, obtain skills that will make them successful digital citizens, and maintain a safe, empowering, and creative digital environment.  

Earliest digital memory
The first time I saw a computer and I asked myself: what is it used for?

 

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