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 topic at the summit, President Obama must take this opportunity to make clear that the agreement’s (...)



Further Harassment by Lam Ha Police

(Paul Tran Minh Nhat) During the Lunar New Year, Lam Ha Police harassed and threatened my family for the seventh time (...) (13/02/2016)

 

Political Prisoner Confronted With Difficult Choice

(Loa) “Go home and alert the human rights organizations, the United Nations, and Vietnamese abroad to (...) (9/02/2016)

 

The Ugly Thugs Running Vietnam Aren’t Experimenting With Democracy

(Thomas A. Bass) Vietnam is a moiré pattern: Squint at the country one way and you get an aspirational society (...) (23/01/2016)


Vietnam Today

Vietnam Today

Vietnam – Intimidation and harassment of human rights defender and his family

(Front Line Defenders) - Between 24 December 2015 and 2 January 2016, the human rights defender Mr Tran Minh Nhat and his family members were subjected to several acts of harassment. They suffered the destruction of their crops, break-ins at their properties, deliberate damage to their irrigation equipment, and the (...)


Press Releases

Press Releases

Open Letter to Frontline/ProPublica re: “Terror in Little Saigon”

(Duy Hoang) - I am writing to request that you uphold the editorial integrity and standards of the Public Broadcasting Service by retracting the program “Terror in Little Saigon” which aired and was published on your websites on November 3, 2015. I also urge Frontline and ProPublica to scrutinize the practices (...)


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 (...)


Guest Forum

Guest Forum

A thank you letter from former prisoner of conscience Paulus Le Son

(Paulus Le Son) - My name is Le Van Son and I am a blogger and former prisoner of conscience. I was unjustly sentenced to four years in prison by the Vietnamese Communist Party, together with 14 other Catholic youth. We assert that we have acted in accordance with our beliefs of peace, freedom, democracy and (...)


Viet Tan in the News

Viet Tan in the News

Burmese and Vietnamese Pro-democracy and Civil Society Organizations Call for Nguyen Van Dai’s Release

(International Organizations) - In the spirit of regional solidarity, Burmese and Vietnamese pro-democracy and civil society organizations have come together to call for the immediate release of prominent human rights lawyer and blogger Nguyen Van Dai and his colleague Le Thu (...)