Taiwan activists press Formosa Plastics over dead fish in Vietnam

(Reuters) Activists in Taiwan called on the island’s largest industrial group, Formosa Plastics, to investigate recent mass fish deaths in Vietnam, near where the company has a steel plant. The deaths in April of fish in Vietnam’s Ha Tinh province, where the Taiwan group’s $10.6 billion steel plant is located, and three other provinces along a 200 km (125 miles) stretch of coast, sparked rare protests in (...)



Vietnam: Arrest of land rights defender Can Thi Theu

(Front Line Defenders) On 10 June 2016 land rights defender Ms Can Thi Theu was arrested in Hoa Binh province and (...) (18/06/2016)

 

Vietnam After Obama

(Duy Hoang) When Xi Jinping paid a state visit to Vietnam last November, he was welcomed with a 21-gun (...) (30/05/2016)

 

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 (...) (24/11/2015)


Vietnam Today

Vietnam Today

Rep. Loretta Sanchez leads bipartisan letter urging President Obama to raise human rights concerns in Vietnam

(Loretta Sanchez) - WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-46), founder and co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Vietnam, today led a letter with 19 bipartisan members of Congress urging President Obama to raise concerns about Vietnam’s ongoing human rights violations and to advocate for the release (...)


Press Releases

Press Releases

Ahead of National Assembly election, Vietnamese authorities resort to “ballot stuffing” on independent platform for political expression

(Viet Tan) - On the eve of the National Assembly elections in Vietnam, state-sponsored hackers fail to shut down the Lá Phiếu (Ballot) app. Through a brute force attack, regime hackers attempted to silence the platform for political expression.


Articles & Speeches

Articles & Speeches

Vietnamese Have High Expectations for Obama Visit

(Viet Tan Alert) - An overwhelming majority of Vietnamese said they are eager to welcome President Obama when he arrives in Vietnam later this month. President Obama is scheduled to make his first visit to Vietnam later this month amidst a growing wave of political convictions and civic action by many (...)


Guest Forum

Guest Forum

Amid Protests, Vietnamese Look to Obama’s Visit

(Duyen Bui) - Vietnamese officials and the Vietnamese people are waiting in anticipation to welcome U.S. President Barack Obama in about a week. But each have very different reasons for awaiting Obama’s visit.


Viet Tan in the News

Viet Tan in the News

Vietnam restricted access to Facebook during Obama visit: activists

(Reuters) - The Vietnamese government restricted access to Facebook Inc inside Vietnam for several days this week as part of a broader crackdown on human rights and political dissidents during a visit by President Barack Obama, two activist organizations said on (...)