Vietnam should respect the right of freedom of expression, says DROI Chair

The European Parliament

In reaction to the sentencing to 7 years imprisonment of Nguyen Van Hoa, Vietnamese activist, Mr. Panzeri, Chair of the Subcommittee on Human Rights stated: "I have learnt with dismay of the 7 year sentence against Mr. Nguyen Van Hoa for expressing his views on this environmental disaster, which caused a very serious problem for the livelihood of fishermen in the Ha Tinh (...) (29/11/2017)

Vietnam Today

Vietnam: Release All Political Prisoners

(Human Rights Watch) - Over 100 Behind Bars with World Leaders to Attend APEC Summit (New York, November 3, 2017) – The Vietnamese government should immediately release everyone it has detained or imprisoned for peacefully exercising their rights, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch posted a new web (...)

Viet Tan in the News

Fake news and freedom of expression in Southeast Asia

(Rappler) - Facebook has committed to working with the Vietnamese government to take down content it deems to be in violation of domestic laws. However, this move has been criticized as a form of censorship of government criticism. Vietnam has also imposed stricter punishments for “antistate propaganda” or (...)