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A Vietnamese Sentenced To Five Years In Jail For “Spreading Coronavirus”: Rules For The People But Not For The Government

A Vietnamese Sentenced To Five Years In Jail For “Spreading Coronavirus”: Rules For The People But Not For The Government
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Last week, on September 6, when the news of a Vietnamese man being sentenced to five years in prison for “transmitting coronavirus” by a court in Ca Mau Province made international headlines, it vehemently startled a substantial number of foreign readers. One day later, in the country’s southernmost province

Jason Nguyen
Jason Nguyen
Human Rights
Why Did The Vietnamese Communist Party Militarize Its Fight Against COVID-19?

Why Did The Vietnamese Communist Party Militarize Its Fight Against COVID-19?
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When the Ho Chi Minh City authorities decided to deploy troops to enforce an antivirus lockdown during the last week of August 2021, they caught local people off guard. The move, which came amid the rise in both Covid-19 infections and deaths in the city, has been seen as the

Jason Nguyen
Jason Nguyen
Society
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: In The Middle Of The COVID-19 Pandemic, They Are The Ones Being Left Behind

Vietnam: In The Middle Of The COVID-19 Pandemic, They Are The Ones Being Left Behind
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Since the first infections were detected in the country, Vietnam has surpassed[1] 100,000 Covid-19 cases spanning 62 out of its 63 provinces and more than 1,000 deaths. As the pandemic shows no signs of vanishing anytime soon, especially in the southern provinces, this Southeast Asian country faces

Jason Nguyen
Jason Nguyen
Society
How The Latest Outbreak Reveals The Darker Side Of Vietnam’s Anti-Coronavirus Strategy

How The Latest Outbreak Reveals The Darker Side Of Vietnam’s Anti-Coronavirus Strategy
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Last year, when the novel coronavirus Covid-19 ravaged the healthcare system and economy of even the most developed countries in the world, Vietnam’s early success in containing infections and keeping the death toll low drew praise and even admiration from the international media and community. “Fighting the pandemic as

Jason Nguyen
Jason Nguyen
Society
2020 In Pictures: A Year Of Endurance For Vietnam

2020 In Pictures: A Year Of Endurance For Vietnam
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We are introducing a photo collection of Vietnam in 2020 taken by photographer Giang Pham. In it, there will be no medical staff, no politician, no breaking news. This photo collection tells another story – the story of endurance and the story of ordinary people in Vietnam. The photographer wrote to

Giang Pham
Giang Pham
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