May 21, 2021
Ahead of Vietnam’s One-Party Elections, the State Punishes Online Calls for Democracy
By Tessa Weal
To secure its monopoly on power, the Communist Party bends the rules, bans the competition, and dominates the digital landscape.
November 23, 2020
Could Vietnam Really Shut Down Facebook?
By Sebastian Strangio
Reports of recent threats notwithstanding, such a move would invite massive blowback from the public.
November 12, 2020
In Vietnam, Many Are Mourning the Downfall of an American Idol
By Pham Thi Thuy Duong and Truong Thuy Quynh
“If I could die for Mr. Trump to become the President," wrote one Vietnamese Facebook user, "I would be very willing to do so.”
October 19, 2020
Public Shaming is Terrible, But So Is Poor Journalism
By Vu Lam
The online attacks on Vietnam's "Patient 17" were disgraceful, but there is no evidence that her identity was leaked by the Vietnamese government.
July 09, 2020
Facebook: Vietnam’s Fickle Partner-in-Crime
By Dien Luong
Vietnam’s government has been able to co-opt Facebook to act in its own interests – for now.
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.
June 29, 2018
One Year After Mother Mushroom’s Imprisonment, Signs of Hope in Vietnam
By Prachi Vidwans and Joy Park
Despite rising repression, the democratic awakening of the Vietnamese people continues.
August 12, 2016
Vietnam's Growing Protest Culture
By Arthur Beaufort
Vietnam's population is increasingly vocal about economic, political, and social issues, to the government's dismay.
May 04, 2016
Amid Fish Deaths, Social Media Comes Alive in Vietnam
By Thu Huong Le
Facebook is the platform of choice for activists organizing rallies in response to the latest environmental disaster.