Stories about Vietnam

Vietnamese activist and journalist Pham Doan Trang arrested for ‘anti-state propaganda’

"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."

Former university lecturer jailed for online posts in 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.

Vietnam’s new Cybersecurity Law could further undermine free speech and disrupt businesses

"Despite the government’s claims, control is at the heart of the new legislation."

Netizen Report: Around the World, Activists Demand Answers From Facebook

The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

Amid Crackdown on Dissent, Six Vietnamese Human Rights Activists Are Dealt Long Prison Sentences

“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.”

Here’s What We Learned from the Online Database of Vietnam’s Political Prisoners

A new data set proves that persecution of dissent increased in 2017.

Harsh Prison Terms for Video Journalist and Blogger as Vietnam Cracks Down on Free Expression

“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.”

#StopTheCrackdownVN: Global Groups Call for Human Rights Protection in Vietnam

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.

Despite Censorship, a Former Chinese Soldier Brags of His War Crimes Online

On WeChat, Zhang boasted of killing a woman and raping her teenage daughter in the Sino-Vietnamese War.

Netizen Report: Vietnam Targets ‘Illegal Cyber Information’ — and Political Speech

Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in internet rights around the world.

Vietnamese Activist Trần Thị Nga Sentenced to 9 Years for ‘Propaganda’

The 40-year-old Trần Thị Nga, also known by her pen name “Thúy Nga,” is a prominent advocate for migrants and land rights.

Vietnamese Blogger Phạm Minh Hoàng Detained, Stripped of Citizenship, and Exiled to France

"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."

Netizen Report: Vietnam Says Facebook Will Cooperate With Censorship Requests on Offensive and ‘Fake’ Content

Vietnam makes a deal with Facebook, beef controversy leads to online harassment in India and French authorities push to globalize ‘right to be forgotten’.

Vietnamese Netizens Are Getting Bolder Online, Despite Tough Laws

"Thanks to social media it has become possible and even trendsetting to publicly question the Communist Party’s legitimacy."

Vietnamese Photojournalist Continues Hunger Strike After Four Years Behind Bars

In addition to the lengthy prison sentence and subsequent house arrest, Minh Man has faced increasingly unfair and discriminatory treatment in detention.

Vietnam: Communist Party Leaders Struggle Over Social Media

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.

Jailed Female Photo Journalist on Hunger Strike in Vietnam

Convicted of plotting to "overthrow" the Vietnamese government, Minh Man was sentenced to nine years in prison. Now she is on hunger strike.

Netizen Report: In Vietnam, Reports from Prison Renew Fears of Jailed Blogger's Fate

This week's report covers Venezuela's new draft law on "cyber terrorism", Google's latest woes in the EU, and new security guides from some of our favorite experts.

At Home and Around the World, Supporters Demand Justice for Vietnamese Blogger Dang Xuan Dieu

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.

Corporate Critics Say Vietnam's New Tech Regulations Are Bad for Business

Vietnam has drafted two Internet-related decrees which impose stricter regulations on tech companies, Internet users, and online transactions. Are these regulations necessary or are they excessive?

Digital Rights news from around the world directly in your inbox.

Sign up for weekly global internet censorship news!

Submitted addresses will be confirmed by email, and used only to keep you up to date about Global Voices and our mission. See our Privacy Policy for details.

Newsletter powered by Mailchimp (Privacy Policy and Terms).

No thanks, show me the site