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New Access to Information Law Restricts Access to Information

Viet Tan Alert

Citing national security, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam’s National Assembly has issued legislation limiting the right to access information. The legislation will allow authorities to penalize activists and citizen journalists found sharing public information deemed critical of the state. (18/04/2016)


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No Trade Without Freedom of Information

(Duy Hoang & Christophe Deloire) - President Obama is set to host the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Sunnylands, California February 15 and 16. Many countries in attendance, including Vietnam, have signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on February 4. Now that the TPP is sure to be a hot (...)

Guest Forum

President Obama needs to speak out on free elections in Vietnam

(Brad Adams) - While it’s still anyone’s guess who will win November’s presidential election in the United States, I can tell you with certainty — before a ballot is cast — who will win this year’s election in Vietnam. It will be Gen. Tran Dai Quang. I even know who the next prime minister will be. His name is (...)