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Vietnamese Government Readies New Social Media Controls: Report
September 30, 2022

Vietnamese Government Readies New Social Media Controls: Report

By Sebastian Strangio
It will soon introduce restrictions on which social media accounts can post news-related content.

Vietnam Arrests Danang Noodle Seller Who Mocked Minister
September 09, 2022

Vietnam Arrests Danang Noodle Seller Who Mocked Minister

By Sebastian Strangio
Bui Tuan Lam made a video that went viral last year, making fun of a minister who was caught on camera eating a gold-encrusted steak.
Vietnam Takes Major Step Forward in Recognizing LGBTQ Rights
August 12, 2022

Vietnam Takes Major Step Forward in Recognizing LGBTQ Rights

By Sebastian Strangio
The country's Health Ministry has instructed doctors to stop treating homosexuality as a disease, and to cease discrimination in medical care.

Vietnam Blocks Activists From Attending Ukrainian Embassy Charity Event
March 17, 2022

Vietnam Blocks Activists From Attending Ukrainian Embassy Charity Event

By Sebastian Strangio
The fundraising event touched on a number of issues of great sensitivity to Hanoi.

Why the West Has Gone Soft on Human Rights in Vietnam
December 15, 2021

Why the West Has Gone Soft on Human Rights in Vietnam

By David Hutt
Hanoi's strategic importance to the U.S. and its allies has allowed the Communist Party greater leeway in silencing its critics.

Vietnam’s Annus Horribilis for Human Rights
December 15, 2021

Vietnam’s Annus Horribilis for Human Rights

By Stewart Rees
Today's conviction and imprisonment of human rights defender Pham Doan Trang is part of a concerted crackdown on dissent.

Harris Says She Urged Vietnam to Free Political Dissidents
August 26, 2021

Harris Says She Urged Vietnam to Free Political Dissidents

By Alexandra Jaffe
Harris said she spoke with Vietnamese leaders in particular about the release of political dissidents.
In Vietnam, the Party’s Rolling Crackdown on Dissent Continues
July 23, 2021

In Vietnam, the Party’s Rolling Crackdown on Dissent Continues

By Stewart Rees
Proponents of an EU trade pact said it would nudge one-party Vietnam towards greater respect for human rights. The evidence so far points in the other direction.

Vietnam’s National Assembly Vote: A Futile Gesture
May 19, 2021

Vietnam’s National Assembly Vote: A Futile Gesture

By Mu Sochua
The May 23 election is designed to affix a rubber stamp to the Vietnamese Communist Party's monopoly on political power.

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.

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