In Vietnam, telling the truth is criminal ‘propaganda’

The Washington Post

THIS MAY, in a visit to Vietnam, President Obama announced he was lifting the embargo on selling lethal arms to Hanoi as part of an effort to normalize relations long after the Vietnam War. While celebrating Vietnam’s deepening economic and security ties to the United States, Mr. Obama cautioned that to really get ahead, it should respect freedom of expression, assembly and religion. “There are (...) (22/10/2016)

Vietnam Today

Vietnamese Land Activist Cấn Thị Thêu Has Braved Violence, Arrest and Prison

(Global Voices) - This edited article by Giang Nguyễn is from Loa, an independent news website and podcast that broadcasts stories about Vietnam, and is republished by Global Voices as part of a content-sharing agreement. It tells the story of land rights activist Can Thi Theu, who was arrested last June for (...)

Viet Tan in the News

Bloggers under threat

(Al Jazeera) - Last week prominent Vietnamese blogger Nguyen Ngoc Quynh, known by the pen name Mother Mushroom, was arrested and charged with “propagandising” against the state. The government also alleges she is affiliated with a group they call a "terrorist" organisation. But according to the Committee to (...)