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ANNOUNCEMENT: LIV Appoints Ms. Tran Quynh Vi as Executive Director as of September 1, 2023
Legal Initiative Vietnam (LIV) announces the appointment of Ms. Tran Quynh Vi as its new Executive Director, effective September 1, 2023. This transition marks a significant milestone in LIV's journey toward enhancing organizational efficiency and reinforcing its commitment to the values of independent journalism, human rights, democracy, and the rule of law in Vietnam.
The decision to appoint Ms. Tran Quynh Vi as Executive Director comes from a resolution passed by the Board of Directors, replacing the previous co-director mechanism with a single executive director. With deep gratitude and appreciation, LIV acknowledges the invaluable contributions of Co-director Trinh Huu Long, who has stepped down from his position to assume the role of Editor-in-Chief of Luat Khoa magazine, a project under LIV's umbrella.
Ms. Tran Quynh Vi co-founded LIV in 2014 and has been a co-director since December 2016. Her career trajectory is a testament to her unwavering dedication to human rights and journalism. Originally a lawyer in the state of California, USA, Ms. Tran Quynh Vi transitioned to the field of human rights in 2015, ultimately becoming a prominent advocate for these crucial causes.
As a dual citizen of Vietnam and the United States, Ms. Tran Quynh Vi has a unique perspective that informs her work. Her academic background includes a bachelor's degree in psychology from UC Davis, a law degree from Lincoln Law School, and a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University.
In addition, Ms. Tran Quynh Vi has been the editor-in-chief of The Vietnamese Magazine, an English journalism project launched by LIV in November 2017. She will continue to fulfill this important role as she assumes the position of executive director of LIV.
This leadership transition reflects LIV's commitment to evolving its management structure for increased efficiency in content production and overall operations. It is important to note that this change does not in any way diminish LIV's steadfast dedication to its core mission, which is centered on promoting independent journalism, human rights, democracy, and the rule of law in Vietnam, along with the projects that LIV actively supports.
LIV extends its heartfelt gratitude to its readers, partners, and sponsors for their unwavering support over nearly nine years. The organization's growth and sustainability are directly attributable to the invaluable support of its dedicated stakeholders.
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