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Vietnam Appoints Military Officer as Propaganda Chief
February 22, 2021

Vietnam Appoints Military Officer as Propaganda Chief

By Sebastian Strangio
Nguyen Trong Nghia previously oversaw the creation of a 10,000-strong army cyber unit to combat anti-government sentiment online.

Vietnam Leadership Transition Will Not Loosen the Party’s Grip
January 22, 2021

Vietnam Leadership Transition Will Not Loosen the Party’s Grip

By Huong Nguyen
The past five years have seen a sharp increase in both the number of arrests of dissidents, and the severity of the sentences imposed on them.
Vietnam’s Prisoners of Conscience: ‘Like Fish Under the Blade’
January 18, 2021

Vietnam’s Prisoners of Conscience: ‘Like Fish Under the Blade’

By Judith Bergman
Leading partners including the United States and European Union can and should do more to discourage Vietnam's fierce crackdown on dissent.

As National Congress Approaches, Vietnam Begins Trial of Dissident Journalists
January 05, 2021

As National Congress Approaches, Vietnam Begins Trial of Dissident Journalists

By Sebastian Strangio
Jitters are setting in as the Vietnamese Communist Party prepares for the country's paramount political event.

‘Scorched Earth’: Vietnam Arrests Leading Dissident Activist and Blogger
October 08, 2020

‘Scorched Earth’: Vietnam Arrests Leading Dissident Activist and Blogger

By Sebastian Strangio
The late night arrest of the activist and writer Pham Doan Trang followed an annual human rights dialogue with U.S. officials.

Benedict J. Tria Kerkvliet on Speaking Out in Vietnam
July 01, 2020

Benedict J. Tria Kerkvliet on Speaking Out in Vietnam

By Catherine Putz
How speaking out fits into Vietnam’s political system and the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Vietnam’s Controversial Cybersecurity Law Spells Tough Times for Activists
January 04, 2019

Vietnam’s Controversial Cybersecurity Law Spells Tough Times for Activists

By Thoi Nguyen
The new law took effect on January 1, despite criticisms at home and abroad.
Vietnam's Quiet Human Rights Crisis
April 17, 2017

Vietnam's Quiet Human Rights Crisis

By Bennett Murray
A dearth of coverage, competing global interests, and an omnipresent police state render violations largely unnoticed.

Prominent Vietnamese Dissident Released, Flies to L.A.
October 24, 2014

Prominent Vietnamese Dissident Released, Flies to L.A.

By Luke Hunt
The release comes soon after the US lifted a ban on weapons sales to Vietnam.

Vietnam Frees Some Dissidents Amid TPP Trade Talks
April 16, 2014

Vietnam Frees Some Dissidents Amid TPP Trade Talks

By Luke Hunt
With an eye on a TPP trade deal, Vietnam releases some high profile writers and activists.

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