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Vietnam’s Angry Feet

June 6, 2013 Saigon, Vietnam — LAST month, Vietnamese courts imposed heavy sentences on two patriotic students in their early 20s who had been charged

Visiting colleagues in Vietnam

March 29, 2013 In Vietnam, critical writers and bloggers are systematically persecuted. Following the PEN Cards Promo, Maartje Duin went to Vietnam to interview them.

Vietnam’s Not-So-Rare Protests

July 30, 2012 Social media begins to drive opposition to the regime The citizen shall enjoy freedom of opinion and speech, . . . the

Vietnam’s blog shame

August 5, 2012 As a mother dies in protest at her daughter’s detention, it’s time for Britain to take a stand On 30 July, when

Easy Part Over for Vietnam

June 10, 2012 By Bridget O’Flaherty The optimism during Vietnam’s pre-2008 economic boom is over. The Communist Party knows it must take action. But it

Vietnam’s Land Hero

February 21, 2012 Land disputes are crowded with environmentalists, farmers and greedy developers who work hand in glove with local politicians. Clashes have persistently tested

Hanoi Plays Hide the Dissident

January 12, 2012 The latest tactic for sweeping domestic critics under the carpet. Hanoi purports to want closer relations with Washington as a counterbalance to