Freedom of Expression

Tightening The Noose: The Latest Developments In Vietnam’s Assault On Internet Freedom

Tightening The Noose: The Latest Developments In Vietnam’s Assault On Internet Freedom
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On August 25, 2021, U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris met with several of Vietnam’s top leaders. According to a report by Reuters, while the focus of their dialogue centered on the South China Sea dispute and the strengthening of U.S presence in the region, she also brought

Aerolyne Reed
Aerolyne Reed
Human Rights
Vietnam Says It Is Promoting And Defending Human Rights, But The Reality Proves Otherwise

Vietnam Says It Is Promoting And Defending Human Rights, But The Reality Proves Otherwise
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In Vietnam, the beginning of this October marks two significant events that challenge and reflect upon the country’s actual circumstance over its commitment to uphold human rights values: the one year anniversary of the arrest of journalist Pham Doan Trang and the mass exodus of migrant workers who have

Jason Nguyen
Jason Nguyen
Human Rights
Pham Doan Trang Is A Journalist, Her Profession Is Not A Crime

Pham Doan Trang Is A Journalist, Her Profession Is Not A Crime
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As I am writing this beginning line, my mind is flooded with memories of Pham Doan Trang. I also realize that it has been almost seven years since I said goodbye to her before she left the United States to return to Vietnam. We had become friends and spent seven

Quynh-Vi Tran
Quynh-Vi Tran
Opinion-Section
Statement On The First Anniversary Of The Arrest Of Journalist Pham Doan Trang

Statement On The First Anniversary Of The Arrest Of Journalist Pham Doan Trang
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October 7, 2021 marks the first anniversary of the arrest of journalist Pham Doan Trang by the Vietnamese authorities. She was taken into custody that day and was subsequently charged with “conducting propaganda against the Socialist Republic of Vietnam” under Article 88 of 1999 Penal Code and “making, storing, spreading

Legal Initiatives for Vietnam
Press Release
State Media And Social Media During The COVID-19 Pandemic: A Tale Of Two Cities In Vietnam

State Media And Social Media During The COVID-19 Pandemic: A Tale Of Two Cities In Vietnam
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It is probably one of the worst times for Vietnam right now. The latest wave of Covid-19 infections has pushed Vietnam into both a healthcare and a media crisis. Once envied for its low death toll and effective methods to contain the virus, the Communist nation is now struggling to

Jason Nguyen
Jason Nguyen
Society
Vietnam: The New Code Of Conduct On Social Media Is Not Legally Binding

Vietnam: The New Code Of Conduct On Social Media Is Not Legally Binding
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On June 17, 2021, Reuters reported that Vietnam announced a national code of conduct for social media. This new code would be the national guidelines on social media behavior in Vietnam, where users are encouraged to post positive content about the country. There are certain prohibitions for social media users

Trinh Huu Long
Trinh Huu Long
Internet Freedom
Freedom Of Speech In Vietnam: Where Government Is The Boss

Freedom Of Speech In Vietnam: Where Government Is The Boss
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In ASEAN, there are still stories of the independent media that will give us inspiration and encouragement. Here are the two examples of those stories. First storyTwo years ago, a tuk-tuk took a group of international journalists along alleys full of twists and turns in Chiang Mai, Thailand, before stopping

Hoai Huong
Hoai Huong
free press
Vietnam Briefing: A Busy Week Of Cracking Down On Freedom Of Speech

Vietnam Briefing: A Busy Week Of Cracking Down On Freedom Of Speech
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We release the Vietnam Briefing every Monday morning, Vietnam time. Three Vietnamese journalists arrested over reporting on ‘toll booth’ schemesQuote from RFA: “Police in southern Vietnam’s Can Tho City on Tuesday arrested three independent journalists connected with the publishing of articles online last year criticizing toll booths set up

Trinh Huu Long
Trinh Huu Long
Vietnam Briefing