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Vietnam Cyber Dialogue

(Viet Tan) - Co-hosted by Viet Tan, the 1st Vietnam Cyber Dialogue (VCD) aims to gather community leaders, activists, policy makers, and technologists working towards improving access to information and greater freedom of expression in Vietnam. The one day event hosted at the Internet Freedom Festival in (...) (28/02/2017)


Viet Tan Alert : Former Vietnamese Prisoner of Conscience Re-Arrested

(Viet Tan) - Vietnamese human rights defender, blogger and former political prisoner Nguyen Van Oai has been re-arrested. His wife Ho Thi Chau said Nghe An provincial police arrested Oai, 36, late Thursday evening near his home in Hoang Mai commune (Quynh Luu district, Nghe An province). He has been (...) (20/01/2017)


Vietnamese democracy activist Dang Xuan Dieu released from prison

(Viet Tan) - One of Vietnam’s most prominent political prisoners was released and exiled after almost six years of arbitrary detention and harsh treatment. Dang Xuan Dieu arrived in Paris today following sustained pressure for his freedom from the EU, human rights groups, elected officials, and Vietnamese at (...) (13/01/2017)


Vietnamese human rights lawyer arbitrarily detained for the last year

(Viet Tan) - The Vietnamese government must immediately and unconditionally release human rights lawyer and blogger Nguyen Van Dai who has been arbitrarily detained for a year without access to legal representation or any word of an upcoming (...) (15/12/2016)


Vietnamese Comedian Questioned by Authorities

(Viet Tan) - Security police in Saigon found nothing amusing about a local comedian’s online monologues and ordered the funnyman to come in for questioning. Nguyen Phuc Gia Huy, a stand-up comedian who performs under the stage name Dua Leo (meaning cucumber) was asked to present himself to the Phu Trung (...) (14/12/2016)


United Nations Declares Detention of Vietnamese Activist “Arbitrary”

(Viet Tan) - In a victory for freedom of association in Vietnam, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has called for the immediate release of Vietnamese activist and photojournalist Nguyen Dang Minh Man. (18/11/2016)


Hanoi resorts to fear tactics against Viet Tan’s pro-democracy efforts

(Viet Tan) - Viet Tan is a pro-democracy organization working to promote social justice and human rights through nonviolent means. Our members inside Vietnam and around the world have worked with non-governmental organizations, elected officials, and civil society to increase political space for the (...) (7/10/2016)


Environmental Justice for Vietnam

(Viet Tan) - Viet Tan alongside Vietnamese and Taiwanese civil society organizations will be holding a press conference at the headquarters of Formosa Plastics Corporation (Dunhua North Road, Taipei 201) at 10am on August 10th. (9/08/2016)


Open Letter to Member and Observer States of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC)

(Viet Tan) - The undersigned organisations working to promote and protect human rights online, call on your delegation to support the adoption of a strong and consensus resolution on “the promotion, protection and enjoyment of human rights on the Internet” (A/HRC/32/L.20). The resolution is the joint (...) (1/07/2016)


Ahead of National Assembly election, Vietnamese authorities resort to “ballot stuffing” on independent platform for political expression

(Viet Tan) - On the eve of the National Assembly elections in Vietnam, state-sponsored hackers fail to shut down the Lá Phiếu (Ballot) app. Through a brute force attack, regime hackers attempted to silence the platform for political expression. (22/05/2016)