Stories about Vietnam
"I don’t need freedom just for myself, that would be too easy. I want something much greater: freedom and democracy for all of Vietnam."
Vietnamese authorities continue their crackdown on freedom of expression against ordinary citizens even when they do not engage in any grassroots activism or political movements.
"Applied to the Philippines and the rest of Southeast Asia, digital authoritarianism refers to how the internet has been weaponized in aid of existing authoritarian regimes."
"Despite the government’s claims, control is at the heart of the new legislation."
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“I will continue the struggle and if I must sit in jail, others on the outside will fight on for me and they will never stop.”
A new data set proves that persecution of dissent increased in 2017.
“Repressing citizen journalists is not only a violation of human rights but also a major impediment to Vietnam’s aspirations to become a tech and innovation hub.”
Human rights groups are stepping up the campaign urging the Vietnamese government to release 165 prisoners and conscience and to stop the persecution of activists and bloggers.
On WeChat, Zhang boasted of killing a woman and raping her teenage daughter in the Sino-Vietnamese War.
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The 40-year-old Trần Thị Nga, also known by her pen name “Thúy Nga,” is a prominent advocate for migrants and land rights.
"I wrote blogs and continued to express my views on issues like democracy, corruption, territorial sovereignty. This is something that anybody could do, and to be honest, everybody should do."
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"Thanks to social media it has become possible and even trendsetting to publicly question the Communist Party’s legitimacy."
In addition to the lengthy prison sentence and subsequent house arrest, Minh Man has faced increasingly unfair and discriminatory treatment in detention.
Vietnam's Decree 72 prohibiting "aggregation" of online news prompted fury from foreign media and free speech organizations, but did Vietnamese Facebookers change their ways? Not one bit.
Convicted of plotting to "overthrow" the Vietnamese government, Minh Man was sentenced to nine years in prison. Now she is on hunger strike.
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A former inmate released from detention last month revealed that the activist blogger is being tortured in prison. Supporters in Vietnam and around the world are campaigning for his release.