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About us

The Vietnamese Magazine is an independent and non-profit online magazine that focuses on Vietnam’s politics. It was launched on November 8th, 2017, by a group of Vietnamese activists and independent journalists, aiming to raise public awareness on the human rights situation and political development in Vietnam among the international community. The magazine is owned and managed by Legal Initiatives for Vietnam, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization registered in California, United States.

While advocating for human rights and democracy in Vietnam, we continue to follow the journalistic principles of truth, fairness, and impartiality.

The Vietnamese Magazine is inspired by generations of independent journalists and human rights activists, who risk their lives to advocate for press freedom and a peaceful transition to democracy in Vietnam. It is also inspired by some foreign independent media outlets, such as the Cambodia Daily, the Irrawaddy, Prachatai, and their roles in the democratic developments in our neighboring countries.

Thus, The Vietnamese Magazine strives to be a platform for every Vietnamese individual – who shares our dreams, visions, and daily struggles for a democratic country where the rule of law and human rights are respected – to raise their voice and bring their issues to the world stage.

Team members

Tran Quynh Vi – Editor-in-Chief: a pro-democracy activist and a journalist who received training as a lawyer in the U.S.

Pham Doan Trang – Editor: a pro-democracy activist and a journalist. She is also a human rights and politics trainer. She has authored the books “Popular Politics (Politics for the masses)” and “A Pocket Handbook of Non-violent Resistance”, aiming to explain those concepts to the general public in Vietnam. She is currently being detained and charged with a national security crime.

Trinh Huu Long – Editor: a pro-democracy activist and a journalist. He is also a jurist and a human rights trainer.


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