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LIV Joins 27 Other NGOs In Issuing A Joint Statement Demanding The Immediate Release Of Pham Doan Trang

LIV Joins 27 Other NGOs In Issuing A Joint Statement Demanding The Immediate Release Of Pham Doan Trang
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OCT 26 2021– Legal Initiatives for Vietnam (LIV), alongside 27 other non-governmental organizations (NGOs) released a joint statement calling for the immediate release of independent journalist and human rights advocate, Pham Doan Trang. Trang, one of the “best-known independent writers in Vietnamese civil society” who is also “recognized internationally for

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The 88 Project And 12 Other Human Rights Organizations Release An Open Letter To U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris Ahead of Her Visit to Vietnam

The 88 Project And 12 Other Human Rights Organizations Release An Open Letter To U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris Ahead of Her Visit to Vietnam
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The 88 Project commenced and was joined by 12 other human rights organizations to sign and publish an open letter, addressed to current U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, ahead of her planned mission to Singapore and Vietnam. The intentions of her visit, as previously reported by Nikkei Asia, are

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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

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COVID-19: Why Vietnam’s Second Positive Wave Might Not Be Entirely Negative

COVID-19: Why Vietnam’s Second Positive Wave Might Not Be Entirely Negative
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After nearly 100 days of zero new confirmed cases in the local community, within the last 10 days, there has been a jump in the number of patients contracting the virus in various cities in Vietnam. According to official figures, in the six months from January 23  to July 25,

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9th Annual Vietnam Advocacy Day

9th Annual Vietnam Advocacy Day
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Vietnam Advocacy Day is an annual event, organized by Boat People SOS, where Vietnamese Americans across the United States come to Washington, DC to meet with their representatives to voice about human rights issues in Vietnam and to connect with other Vietnamese diaspora community, human rights witnesses and advocates. Due

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Vietnam Reports Zero COVID-19 Deaths – Drawing Praise and Scrutiny

Vietnam Reports Zero COVID-19 Deaths – Drawing Praise and Scrutiny
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With the government’s new decree against “fake news,” the official COVID-19 numbers are being questioned Photo credits: Screenshot from Ministry of Health, April 23, 2020While the world death toll due to COVID-19 has topped 190,000 cases and many countries around the world have reported an alarming number of

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Tensions Mount in Aftermath of Attack on Dong Tam Village

Tensions Mount in Aftermath of Attack on Dong Tam Village
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As details and testimonies slowly emerge from Dong Tam after a surprise government raid early the morning of January 9, tensions between officials and civil society activists continue to mount as the two groups fight to clarify events that led to the deaths of 84-year-old village leader Le Dinh Kinh

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Long-simmering Land Dispute in Hanoi Suburb Explodes in Violence, Killing 4

Long-simmering Land Dispute in Hanoi Suburb Explodes in Violence, Killing 4
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Amid sounds of explosions, screams, and gunfire, the villagers of Dong Tam, a rural commune 35 km southwest of Hanoi, clashed with Vietnamese police in the early morning hours of January 9, killing three police and one civilian, state-controlled media reported this afternoon. According to the BBC, at 4 AM,

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