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Independent Journalists in Vietnam: The Clampdown Against Critics Continues
May 03, 2021

Independent Journalists in Vietnam: The Clampdown Against Critics Continues

By Stewart Rees
Vietnam’s independent journalists are under siege, and there is little cause for optimism.

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.

Why Are Peaceful Human Rights Activists Still Behind Bars in Vietnam?
July 30, 2020

Why Are Peaceful Human Rights Activists Still Behind Bars in Vietnam?

By Kasit Piromya
In the midst of a global pandemic, Vietnamese authorities must immediately and unconditionally release Nguyen Bac Truyen, and other prisoners of conscience like him.

Dong Tam Land Dispute Exposes Vietnam’s Rights and Democracy Challenges
April 15, 2020

Dong Tam Land Dispute Exposes Vietnam’s Rights and Democracy Challenges

By Toan Le
Though the dispute is complex, it reveals the limits of land rights and grassroots democracy in the country.
Another Vietnam Politburo Purge?
January 16, 2020

Another Vietnam Politburo Purge?

By David Hutt
A closer look at one of the storylines developing within Vietnamese politics ahead of next year’s National Congress.

Vietnam’s Deadly Land Clash Leaves Questions Unanswered
January 15, 2020

Vietnam’s Deadly Land Clash Leaves Questions Unanswered

By Duy Hoang
The recent violent land dispute spotlights serious issues that remain to be addressed.

American Sentenced to 12 Years in Prisons for Allegedly Plotting to Overthrow Vietnam’s Government
June 26, 2019

American Sentenced to 12 Years in Prisons for Allegedly Plotting to Overthrow Vietnam’s Government

By Associated Press
Supporters say Michael Nguyen is a victim of Vietnam’s hypersensitivity toward any dissent.

Will Vietnam Follow China’s Model for Digital Dictatorship?
June 22, 2019

Will Vietnam Follow China’s Model for Digital Dictatorship?

By Trien Vinh Le
The US-China trade war may make Hanoi rethink its interest in promoting technology for both economic growth and political control.
What Lies Ahead for Vietnam’s New Cyber Law in 2019?
January 03, 2019

What Lies Ahead for Vietnam’s New Cyber Law in 2019?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The coming into effect of the controversial legislation once again placed scrutiny on the government’s efforts in the cyber realm.

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