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Reporters Without Borders Calls For The Release Of Pham Doan Trang

Reporters Without Borders Calls For The Release Of Pham Doan Trang
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On April 7, 2021, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) released a press statement condemning the arrest of jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang. Phan Doan Trang, co-founder and editor of the online magazines The Vietnamese and Luât Khoa, and a recipient of the 2019 RSF Press Freedom Prize for Impact, was

thereporter
thereporter
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Who Is Pham Doan Trang?

Who Is Pham Doan Trang?
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“I believe my life is firmly tied to the nation’s.”For at least the past 12 years, Pham Doan Trang has been one of the most prominent names in Vietnamese politics, and her arrest on October 6, 2020, has her staring down 20 years in prison. So, who is

Will Nguyen
Will Nguyen
Prisoners of Conscience
Vietnamese Stand-up Comedian Condemns National Newspaper For “Defamation and Humiliation”

Vietnamese Stand-up Comedian Condemns National Newspaper For “Defamation and Humiliation”
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One week ago, followers of Dua Leo – one of Vietnam’s most prominent stand-up comedians – weren’t expecting him to release a “lawsuit reaction” video. The incident resulted from an article published in Nhan Dan (The People), a Party mouthpiece, on January 8, 2021. The article, which was titled “Disguised

Jason Nguyen
Jason Nguyen
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Statement On The Upcoming Trial Of Three members Of The Independent Journalists Association Of Vietnam

Statement On The Upcoming Trial Of Three members Of The Independent Journalists Association Of Vietnam
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January 4, 2021 We, the undersigned media organizations, condemn the arrest, detention, and the upcoming trial of the three journalists, Pham Chi Dung, Nguyen Tuong Thuy, and Le Huu Minh Tuan. The Vietnamese government has charged them with Section 2, Article 117, of the 2015 Penal Code (revised in 2017)

The Vietnamese Magazine
The Vietnamese Magazine
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Luat Khoa and The Vietnamese’s Press Release on the Indictment of Three Members of The Independent Journalists Association of Vietnam (IJAVN)’s
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As media organizations, Luat Khoa and The Vietnamese magazines vehemently denounce the three recent arrests of the three members of IJAVN: Le Huu Minh Tuan (detained on June 12, 2020), Nguyen Tuong Thuy (detained on May 23, 2020, and Pham Chi Dung (detained on November 21, 2019). All of these

The Vietnamese Magazine
The Vietnamese Magazine
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Two Human Rights Groups Issue Joint Statement Against Harassment of Independent Publishing House

Two Human Rights Groups Issue Joint Statement Against Harassment of Independent Publishing House
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Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have condemned the Vietnamese government for their escalating harassment of an independent publishing house. Liberal Publishing House, established February 14th, 2019, seeks “to promote human rights and freedom of information in Vietnam by printing and publishing books without censorship from the Vietnamese government”, in

Will Nguyen
Will Nguyen
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In Prolific Day, Vietnam Sentences Six Dissidents to Prison for “Anti-state” Activities

In Prolific Day, Vietnam Sentences Six Dissidents to Prison for “Anti-state” Activities
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Nguyen Chi Vung (top), Pham Van Diep (middle), Vo Thuong Trung, Doan Viet Hoan, Ngo Xuan Thanh, and Nguyen Dinh Khue (bottom, left to right) . Photo sources: Kien Thuc, Binh An, and Nguoi Lao Dong newspaper, respectively. Composite photo created by Will Nguyen. In a particularly damaging day for Vietnamese

Will Nguyen
Will Nguyen
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Vietnam: Lawyer Disbarred For Speaking Ill Of Regime and The Communist Party

Vietnam: Lawyer Disbarred For Speaking Ill Of Regime and The Communist Party
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“I have lost my license to practice law forever, with no apparent recourse available,” Vo An Don, one of Vietnam’s most well-known lawyers in recent years, lamented on Facebook on April 9, 2019. Last week, a high court in Danang ruled that the minister of justice’s decision to

Quynh-Vi Tran
Quynh-Vi Tran
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