Articles & Speeches

Articles & Speeches

PBS Ombudsman addresses holes in “Terror in Little Saigon”

(Duy Hoang) The good news is that Getler, who serves as an independent internal critic within PBS, has publicly responded and his comments cast serious doubt on the investigative practices in “Terror”. The response is very long as it summarizes the controversy around the report. Getler acknowledges the community petition along with the key points raised in the Viet Tan open letter. He points to the (...) (24/11/2015)

Misguided: Frontline’s “Terror in Little Saigon”

(Trinh Nguyen) - I am writing to Frontline’s editorial staff now because I’d like to point out some serious concerns about the narrative of this broadcast. This is based on my conversation with AC and my understanding that this piece will point to the supposed evidence that links “the Front” to attacks on (...) (1/11/2015)

20 Years On: How Vietnamese View U.S.-Vietnam Relations

(Viet Tan Alert) - How do politically attuned Vietnamese view General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong’s upcoming visit and the U.S.-Vietnam bilateral relationship? Viet Tan brings you the latest analysis and key findings of a poll on the eve of the Communist Party chief’s visit to the United (...) (2/07/2015)

Testimony on Vietnam’s Prisoners of Conscience before Canada’s House of Commons

(Trinh Nguyen) - Appearing before the Canadian House of Commons, Trinh Nguyen - along with human rights activist Truong Minh Tam and Reverend Nguyen Manh Hung - raise the case of three imprisoned human rights defenders in Vietnam. (29/05/2015)

40 years on, the journey for freedom continues

(Phong Nguyen & Don Le) - Economic liberalisation doesn’t mean political reform, which is why Vietnamese refugees are still seeking freedom and democracy despite the war ending four decades ago, write Phong Nguyen and Don Le. (30/04/2015)

Testimony Regarding the Human Rights Situation in Vietnam in Canada’s House of Commons

(Do Hoang Diem) - Viet Tan’s Chairman appeared as a witness before Canada’s Subcommittee on International Human Rights of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development regarding the human rights situation in Vietnam. (22/04/2015)

Hanoi’s "No Exit" Policy

(Viet Tan Alert) - Despite the Vietnamese constitution guaranteeing freedom of movement, authorities routinely confiscate passports, detain passengers at the airport for questioning, and employ “blacklists” against bloggers and human rights defenders. (16/04/2015)

Vietnam’s Social Media Landscape

(Viet Tan) - Rapid adoption of connectivity has provided unique challenges for the Vietnamese government, resulting in repressive technical measures and the haphazard application of restrictive laws. This paper analyzes how social media is changing Vietnam and offers recommendations to further its positive (...) (20/03/2015)

The Prospect for Democracy and Human Rights in Vietnam

(Do Hoang Diem) - Viet Tan’s Chairman appeared as a keynote speaker at a Parliamentary briefing on the democracy and human rights movement in Vietnam hosted by Wayne Marston M.P., Official Opposition of Canada’s Critic for Human Rights. (20/11/2014)

At Home and Around the World, Supporters Demand Justice for Vietnamese Blogger Dang Xuan Dieu

(Duy Hoang) - A grassroots campaign is underway in support of Dang Xuan Dieu, a blogger and community organizer held virtually incommunicado since 2011. Little was known about Dieu’s condition until a fellow inmate was released in early October. Speaking with Radio Free Asia, Truong Minh Tam recounted Dieu’s (...) (18/11/2014)