Open Letter to Mark Zuckerberg re: content takedowns and account suspensions in Vietnam

Open Letter|09/04/2018|Organizations for Freedom & Democracy in Vietnam|

Dear Mark, As you consider ways to ensure Facebook continues to be the platform that makes the world a more open and connected place, we urge you to reconsider your company’s aggressive practices that could silence human rights activists and citizen journalists in Vietnam. We are a group of Vietnamese [...]

Movement Building Seminar – Houston

Viet Tan|13/04/2018|

About the Seminar Thousands gather on the streets. Millions like, share, and retweet a post. What do all these acts have in common? They are all actions that can contribute to building a movement for social change. This three-day seminar combines theory and practice. Conceptually, we [...]

Six Vietnamese Activists Sentenced to Sixty Six Years in Prison


Published April 5, 2018 By Kathy Triệu - Web Exclusive Six Vietnamese activists were sentenced between seven to fifteen years in prison on charges of subversion after a one-day trial in Hà Nội. Their sentences total sixty-six years in prison and seventeen years of house arrest, [...]

Six Human Rights Defenders to be Tried in Hanoi

International Organizations|03/04/2018|

April 3, 2018 Vietnamese authorities must immediately and unconditionally release six human rights defenders who are due for trial in Hanoi on April 5, 2018. The six activists are members of the Brotherhood for Democracy, an organization promoting human rights and democracy in Vietnam. They are: [...]

Swiss-Vietnam Committee calls on Switzerland to monitor Brotherhood for Democracy Trial


The Swiss-Vietnam Committee (COSUNAM) sent an open letter to the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) calling on Swiss officials [...]

Viet Nam: UN rights experts urge release of activists jailed for protesting toxic spill


GENEVA (23 February 2018) – UN human rights experts* have called for the release of individuals jailed for writing about and [...]

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

The European Parliament|29/11/2017|

I have learnt with dismay of the 7 year sentence against Mr. Nguyen Van Hoa for expressing his views on this environmental disaster, which caused a very serious problem for the livelihood of fishermen in the Ha Tinh province.

Vietnam: Release All Political Prisoners

Human Rights Watch|04/11/2017|

November 3, 2017 Over 100 Behind Bars with World Leaders to Attend APEC Summit (New York, November 3, 2017) – The [...]

Hanoi government to criminalize democracy promotion in trial of prominent activists

Viet Tan|29/03/2018|

March 29, 2018 Viet Tan strongly condemns the arbitrary charges by the Vietnamese authorities against leaders of the Brotherhood of Democracy [...]

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

Human Rights Organisations|16/12/2017|

International human rights organisations welcome the European Parliament’s decision to pass a resolution addressing the ongoing crackdown on freedom of expression in Vietnam...

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

International Organizations|27/11/2017|

Representatives of Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF), Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L) and Viet Tan met with seven Members of the European Parliament...

#StopTheCrackdownVN: Letter to APEC leaders

International Organizations|07/11/2017|

The signatories to this letter represent many Vietnamese and international organizations advocating for freedom of expression. We respectfully request you to urge the Vietnamese authorities to stop the crackdown...

Hanoi’s 2017 Crackdown on Freedom of Expression

Don Le|30/08/2017|

August 30, 2017 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 authorities arbitrary detained, issued arrest warrants and [...]

Vietnamese activist Effy Nguyen’s speech at the 10th Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy

Effy Nguyen Trung Trong Nghia|25/02/2018|

February 20, 2018 Ladies and gentlemen, Thank you for the opportunity to share my story. My name is Nguyen Trung Trong [...]

Testimony before the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights

Nguyen Trung Trong Nghia|07/12/2017|

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 importance of integrating human rights within bilateral relations between Australia and Vietnam.

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

Dang Huu Nam|10/08/2016|

A Catholic Priest from one of the affected areas in Vietnam, Reverend Dang Huu Nam, pre-recorded his speech as he was [...]

Amid Protests, Vietnamese Look to Obama’s Visit

Duyen Bui|19/05/2016|

Vietnam’s people hope Obama will voice support for their calls to remedy an environmental disaster. By Duyen Bui May 18, 2016 [...]

The 2nd Vietnam Cyber Dialogue

Viet Tan|08/03/2018|

March 8, 2018 The first Vietnam Cyber Dialogue (VCD) was organized to help stakeholders gain a better understanding of the physical and security challenges in Vietnam; to showcase relevant projects and efforts; and to establish new connections and collaborative projects among attendees. VCD 2.0 will again be co-hosted by ARTICLE [...]