Testimony before the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights

(Nguyen Trung Trong Nghia) The Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights invited a delegation of Vietnamese activists and Catholic Priests to testify about the recent crackdown on free expression and human rights in Vietnam. Days before International Human Rights Day, activists including Nguyen Trung Trong Nghia, the son of detained human rights defender and pastor Nguyen Trung Ton, discussed the (...)



Rights Groups Welcome EU Resolution, Call for Release of Vietnamese Human Rights Lawyer Nguyen Van Dai

(Human Rights Organisations) International human rights organisations welcome the European Parliament’s decision to pass a (...) (16/12/2017)

 

Vietnam should respect the right of freedom of expression, says DROI Chair

(The European Parliament) In reaction to the sentencing to 7 years imprisonment of Nguyen Van Hoa, Vietnamese activist, (...) (29/11/2017)

 

2017 Crackdown in Vietnam

(Viet Tan) A snapshot of the ongoing crackdown on freedom of expression in Vietnam in 2017. 25 bloggers, (...) (13/08/2017)


Vietnam Today

Vietnam Today

Vietnam: Release All Political Prisoners

(Human Rights Watch) - Over 100 Behind Bars with World Leaders to Attend APEC Summit (New York, November 3, 2017) – The Vietnamese government should immediately release everyone it has detained or imprisoned for peacefully exercising their rights, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch posted a new web (...)


Press Releases

Press Releases

Meetings with Members of the European Parliament regarding the recent crackdown on human rights in Vietnam

(International Organizations) - On 22 and 23 November 2017, representatives of Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF), Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L) and Viet Tan met with seven Members of the European Parliament. They visited the European Parliament on behalf of a broad coalition of NGO’s that is currently campaigning against the (...)


Articles & Speeches

Articles & Speeches

Hanoi’s 2017 Crackdown on Freedom of Expression

(Don Le) - Vietnamese authorities have been continuing their crackdown on freedom of expression, detaining advocates and drafting cybersecurity laws which target online content critical of the state. This is a worrying sign for Vietnamese activists defending basic rights. This year alone, Vietnamese (...)


Guest Forum

Guest Forum

Speech by Catholic Priest Dang Huu Nam regarding the Formosa environmental disaster

(Dang Huu Nam) - A Catholic Priest from one of the affected areas in Vietnam, Reverend Dang Huu Nam, pre-recorded his speech as he was prevented from attending the press conference in Taipei.


Viet Tan in the News

Viet Tan in the News

Fake news and freedom of expression in Southeast Asia

(Rappler) - Facebook has committed to working with the Vietnamese government to take down content it deems to be in violation of domestic laws. However, this move has been criticized as a form of censorship of government criticism. Vietnam has also imposed stricter punishments for “antistate propaganda” or (...)