The Vietnamese is an independent and non-profit online magazine in Vietnam. 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 politics in Vietnam among the international community.
While advocating for human rights and democracy in Vietnam, we continue to follow the journalism principles of truth, fairness, and impartiality.
The Vietnamese 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 strives to be a platform for each and every Vietnamese individual – who share our dreams, our visions, and our 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.
Tran 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.
Nguyen Vi Yen – Editor: a pro-democracy activist and a journalist. She is also the founder and leader of the Enlightenment Group that aims to promote political and legal theories in Vietnam.
Trinh Huu Long – Editor: a pro-democracy activist and a journalist. He is also a jurist and a human rights trainer.