Stop the Crackdown Vietnam UPR Side Event

Join us in Geneva as we take stock of the growing repression in Vietnam and affirm the solidarity and collaboration among international and Vietnamese civil society organizations, and front line activists.

Stop the Crackdown Vietnam UPR Side Event
A Review of the Crackdown in Vietnam by Civil Society and Front Line Advocates

Date & time: January 21, 2019 | 12:30 – 15:00

World Council of Churches
Route de Ferney 150
1218 Geneva

Featured speakers and moderators:

  • Nguyen Van Dai, Brotherhood for Democracy
  • Dang Xuan Dieu, former prisoner of conscience
  • Activist Effy Nguyen (son of Pastor Nguyen Trung Ton)
  • Pham Minh Hoang, blogger and human rights defender
  • Dan Hoang, Viet Tan
  • Anne-Marie Von Arx, Grand Conseil de Genève
  • Libby Liu, Radio Free Asia
  • Saba Ashraf, MLDI
  • Daniel Bastard, RSF
  • Jade Dussart, ACAT
  • Doreen Chen, Destination Justice
  • Rolin Wavre, COSUNAM
  • and family members of prisoners of conscience

Please RSVP by January 18. Download the flyer.


Read more: Seven organizations made a submission to the UN for consideration of the 32nd session of the Universal Periodic Review. The report covered the following issues:

  • Curtailing freedom of expression and information
  • Restrictive press freedom
  • Increased digital attacks
  • Persecution of journalists, bloggers and human rights defenders


Vietnam Cyber Dialogue 2019 Report

A PDF version of the report can be downloaded here. Introduction Censorship has taken on new forms on the Internet, and Vietnam is on the