Freedom of Expression

Vietnam’s Chain Of Arrests, Illegal Detentions, And Prosecutions

Vietnam’s Chain Of Arrests, Illegal Detentions, And Prosecutions
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Vietnam welcomes 2022 burdened with the baggage of prior years, with its lauded COVID-19 pandemic measures buckling under the strain of the new Delta and Omicron variants coupled with mounting international pressure from the United Nations and other concerned organizations. The country’s downward decline in 2021, in terms of

Aerolyne Reed
Aerolyne Reed
Human Rights
Would Ho Chi Minh Oppose Pham Doan Trang’s Arrest And Trial?

Would Ho Chi Minh Oppose Pham Doan Trang’s Arrest And Trial?
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Vietnamese writers and journalists, like Pham Doan Trang, have always been portrayed by the Vietnamese state as being “phản động” (reactionary) and are accused of aiming to disrupt the government. There is also an implication that advocating for freedom of speech and democracy is inherently at odds with the Vietnamese

Son Nguyen
Son Nguyen
Opinion-Section
Vietnam Briefing: Vietnam Ranked Among Top Five Countries With The Most Jailed Journalists; Vietnamese Civic Space Remains “Closed”

Vietnam Briefing: Vietnam Ranked Among Top Five Countries With The Most Jailed Journalists; Vietnamese Civic Space Remains “Closed”
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The Vietnam Briefing, which is released every Monday morning Vietnam time, looks at Vietnam’s social and political developments of the past week. Vietnam remains in top five countries with the most jailed journalists: CPJ Vietnam remains in the top five countries with the most jailed journalists, according to a

The Vietnamese Magazine
The Vietnamese Magazine
Vietnam Briefing
The Vietnamese Magazine Calls On Readers To Send Letters To Imprisoned Journalist Pham Doan Trang

The Vietnamese Magazine Calls On Readers To Send Letters To Imprisoned Journalist Pham Doan Trang
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November 4, 2021 - The Vietnamese Magazine, Luat Khoa Magazine, and The 88 Project today jointly call on members of the public to send letters to Pham Doan Trang who is being detained in Hanoi. In her letter to her friends before her arrest in October 2020, Doan Trang wanted

The Vietnamese Magazine
The Vietnamese Magazine
Press Release
UN Human Rights Experts Call For The Immediate Release Of Writer And Human Rights Defender Pham Doan Trang

UN Human Rights Experts Call For The Immediate Release Of Writer And Human Rights Defender Pham Doan Trang
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On October 29, 2021, several UN human rights experts called on the Vietnamese government to immediately and unconditionally release detained writer and human rights defender Pham Doan Trang. Doan Trang, who is currently imprisoned in Hanoi Temporary Detention Centre No. 1, was arrested in Ho Chi Minh City on October

Aerolyne Reed
Aerolyne Reed
Human Rights
The 88 Project And The Global Human Rights Clinic Submit Evidence Of Vietnam’s Disregard Of Freedom Of Expression In Their UPR Mid-Term Report

The 88 Project And The Global Human Rights Clinic Submit Evidence Of Vietnam’s Disregard Of Freedom Of Expression In Their UPR Mid-Term Report
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NOVEMBER 1, 2021- The 88 Project and the Global Human Rights Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School (GHRC) submitted a comprehensive report to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) regarding Vietnam’s ongoing suppression of freedom of expression. This document, which is the culmination of 12 interviews

Aerolyne Reed
Aerolyne Reed
Human Rights
Vietnam Briefing: Bao Sach Members Sentenced To Nearly 15 Years In Prison. Pham Doan Trang’s Trial Is Delayed

Vietnam Briefing: Bao Sach Members Sentenced To Nearly 15 Years In Prison. Pham Doan Trang’s Trial Is Delayed
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Trial of journalist Pham Doan Trang and two land activists delayed, while U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention calls for Pham Doan Trang’s immediate releaseThe Vietnamese Magazine reports: As we previously reported, the trials of Pham Doan Trang and the two farmers Trinh Ba Phuong and Nguyen Thi

The Vietnamese Magazine
The Vietnamese Magazine
Vietnam Briefing
Vietnamese Vision Of A “Clean Newspaper” And The Government’s Intolerance To Press Freedom

Vietnamese Vision Of A “Clean Newspaper” And The Government’s Intolerance To Press Freedom
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This year as the world triumphs the importance of free speech with the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to two journalists, Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov, for their “efforts to safeguard freedom of expression,” Vietnam has taken a step backward in its respect for press freedom by arresting and

Jason Nguyen
Jason Nguyen
Opinion-Section