A rap anthem called ’F*ck Communism’ is going viral in Vietnam

(Patrick Winn - Global Post) BANGKOK, Thailand — "Hardcore hip-hop" isn’t releasing yet another rhyme about cocaine and Glocks to titillate the American suburbs. Hardcore hip-hop is a Vietnamese MC rapping about executing corrupt officials and overthrowing the Communist Party. One of Vietnam’s most subversive new rap songs isn’t about partying, sex or even drugs. It’s simply called (...)



Australien MP Simpkins calls for the release of three Prisoners of Conscience

(Luke Simpkins) Dear Prime Minister, I write to bring to your attention regarding three human rights defenders (...) (26/07/2015)

 

Vietnam: Concern at continued detention of artist and youth activist Nguyễn Thanh Phước

(Front Line Defender) Artist and youth activist Mr Nguyễn Thanh Phước remains in detention ten days after his arrest on (...) (22/07/2015)

 

Rapper, Youth Activist Nguyen Phi Detained by Security Police

(LOA) On July 11, Vietnamese youths prepared to attend an open meetup in Saigon, something they had (...) (19/07/2015)


Vietnam Today

Vietnam Today

Chris Hayes Raises Vietnam’s Voices of Conscience to Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop

(Chris Hayes) - Australian Member of Parliament and Federal Opposition Whip Chris Hayes wrote a letter to Foreign Minister Julie Bishop regarding several cases of political prisoners who remain detained ahead of the upcoming Australia-Vietnam human rights (...)


Press Releases

Press Releases

Briefing on Vietnam’s Voices of Conscience

(Viet Tan) - Rep. Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), Rep. Loretta Sanchez (CA-46), and Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-4), co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Vietnam, will host a briefing with activists from Vietnam and Stanford Law School’s Allen Weiner. The briefing will highlight the Government of Vietnam’s mistreatment and (...)


Articles & Speeches

Articles & Speeches

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 (...)


Guest Forum

Guest Forum

Vietnam: A not so happy anniversary

(Graham Cooke) - The Australian Navy’s treatment of 46 Vietnamese asylum seekers in sending them back to their home country last month after a hurried on-sea ‘assessment’ process, was without any real attempt to discover why the people were leaving and what would happen to them when they were (...)


Viet Tan in the News

Viet Tan in the News

Vietnam’s Communist Party Chief Addresses Human Rights in Key U.S. Trip

(Radio Free Asia) - After a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama that was dogged by protests from Vietnamese exiles and expatriates, the head of Vietnam’s Communist Party said Wednesday that human rights were a top concern of the authoritarian, one-party (...)