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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
Statement On The Upcoming Trial Of Bao Sach (Clean Newspaper)

Statement On The Upcoming Trial Of Bao Sach (Clean Newspaper)
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Legal Initiatives for Vietnam (LIV) – the operator of Luat Khoa Magazine and The Vietnamese Magazine – strongly condemns the Vietnamese government for criminalizing the activities of Bao Sach (Clean Newspaper) and the five members of the group. Vietnam prosecuted the Bao Sach group members under Article 331 of the 2015 Penal

The Vietnamese Magazine
The Vietnamese Magazine
Press Release
Pham Doan Trang’s Indictment Is Public Today; What Do We Know About Her Case?

Pham Doan Trang’s Indictment Is Public Today; What Do We Know About Her Case?
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The indictment against journalist and democracy activist Pham Doan Trang was made public on October 18, Vietnam time. We are summarizing the main issues from the 15-page indictment, which you can read here in Vietnamese. The main points of the indictment are:The indictment stated that the investigation was done

Quynh-Vi Tran
Quynh-Vi Tran
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
Journalist Pham Doan Trang Can Still Be Freed In Vietnam. And The US Could Help Win Her Release.

Journalist Pham Doan Trang Can Still Be Freed In Vietnam. And The US Could Help Win Her Release.
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While in Vietnam, Vice President Kamala Harris has significant leverage to make a change: free one of the most prominent journalists and democracy activists in the country. For the Vietnamese Communist Party, political prisoners are bargaining chips in international negotiations. They sell their own citizens to gain a trade deal

Trinh Huu Long
Trinh Huu Long
Human Rights
LIV’s Petitions The Aid Of U.S Vice President Kamala Harris In The Release of Pham Doan Trang

LIV’s Petitions The Aid Of U.S Vice President Kamala Harris In The Release of Pham Doan Trang
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Legal Initiatives for Vietnam (LIV), a non-profit, non-partisan organization that works to build a truly democratic society in Vietnam through independent journalism, research, and education, released an open letter on August 21, 2021, addressed to the office of the United States Vice President, Kamala Harris. Following the publication of the

thereporter
thereporter
Press Release
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
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