The 2nd Vietnam Cyber Dialogue

Viet Tan|08/03/2018|Viet Tan in the News|

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 [...]

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...

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.

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 [...]

Australia’s Members of Parliament sign letter regarding dire human rights situation in Vietnam

Australian MPs|01/11/2017|

More than 60 Members of Australian Parliament have signed a letter to the Australian Ambassador of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam [...]

Vietnamese Blogger Phan Kim Khanh Given Six-Year Prison Term

Radio Free Asia|27/10/2017|

October 25, 2017 Vietnamese democracy advocate and blogger Phan Kim Khanh was sentenced on Wednesday to six years in prison by [...]

Vietnam’s harsh summer: state launches largest crackdown on dissidents in years

The Guardian|27/09/2017|

September 26, 2017 Bennett Murray At least 11 activists have been arrested, charged or convicted over the past few months, while [...]

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...

Stop the Crackdown in Vietnam

International Organizations|16/10/2017|

October 16, 2017 A coalition of Vietnamese and international human rights groups are coming together to Stop the Crackdown in Vietnam [...]

Vietnamese Human Rights Defender Sentenced in Sham Trial

Viet Tan|18/09/2017|

September 18, 2017 A kangaroo court today sentenced Vietnamese human rights defender and blogger Nguyen Van Oai to five years prison [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

President Obama needs to speak out on free elections in Vietnam

Brad Adams|16/02/2016|

February 15, 2016 Brad Adams is Asia director at Human Rights Watch. While it’s still anyone’s guess who will win November’s [...]

The Ugly Thugs Running Vietnam Aren’t Experimenting With Democracy

Thomas A. Bass|23/01/2016|

January 22, 2016 It may look like a capitalist frontier, but it’s a police state at heart. Vietnam is a moiré [...]

Fake news and freedom of expression in Southeast Asia


November 22, 2017 The struggle against disinformation and fake news in Southeast Asia goes hand in hand with the fight to keep democratic spaces online open By Paige Occeñola AT A GLANCE: • What’s unique about the context of the Southeast Asian region is that fake news and disinformation operate [...]