Viet Tan in the News

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 “reactionary ideologies” on social (...) (27/11/2017)

The Vietnam Trump refuses to see

(Asia Times) - November 10, 2017 By David Hutt While the US leader is expected to focus on economics and eschew rights and democracy at meetings with communist leaders, the reality is the issues are fast converging. As Vietnam prepares to host this year’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit this (...) (10/11/2017)

Vietnam Jails Prominent Blogger For Five Years

(Radio Free Asia) - A court in northern-central Vietnam’s Nghe An province on Monday sentenced prominent blogger and former political prisoner Nguyen Van Oai to five years in prison and four years of house arrest for resisting police officers and leaving his home while on probation, his lawyer (...) (20/09/2017)

Vietnamese Blogger Phạm Minh Hoàng Detained, Stripped of Citizenship, and Exiled to France

(Global Voices) - Professor Phạm Minh Hoàng learned earlier this month that Vietnam’s president had decided to take away his citizenship. The 61-year-old, who holds dual French-Vietnamese citizenship, is a prominent blogger who writes about human rights, social justice, and corruption in Vietnam. He’s a member of (...) (2/07/2017)

Vietnam Stripping Blogger of Citizenship is Outrageous

(Phil Robertson) - The Vietnam government’s action to strip Pham Minh Hoang of his Vietnam citizenship is nothing short of outrageous. This completely unjustified abuse of human rights marks a new low for Hanoi’s treatment of political dissidents because it says that they cannot even be considered Vietnamese, (...) (14/06/2017)

Vietnamese activist stripped of citizenship vows to fight on

(DPA) - Hanoi (dpa) - A Vietnamese political activist stripped of his citizenship will fight the "illegal" decision, the activist told dpa Tuesday. Pham Minh Hoang, a dual French and Vietnamese national, received a letter on June 10 signed by President Tran Dai Quang ordering his Vietnamese (...) (14/06/2017)

Government strips HRD of citizenship

(Front Line Defenders) - On 10 June 2017, French-Vietnamese human rights defender, Pham Minh Hoang, received a copy of a stamped letter from President Tran Dai Quang confirming the “removal of [his] Vietnamese citizenship”. According to the letter dated 17 May 2017, the decision was based on article 88 of the Criminal (...) (13/06/2017)

French-Vietnamese blogger threatened with expulsion

(Reporters Without Borders) - Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is extremely concerned about the Vietnamese government’s declared intention to expel Pham Minh Hoang, an outspoken blogger who has French as well as Vietnamese nationality. RSF condemns this persecution of Hoang and urges the French authorities to give him their (...) (8/06/2017)

Vietnam Cyber Dialogue 2017 Report

(Viet Tan) - The first Vietnam Cyber Dialogue was co-hosted by ARTICLE 19, Reporters Without Borders and Viet Tan, and supported by the Open Technology Fund, as part of the 2017 Internet Freedom Festival (IFF) in Valencia, Spain. Participants aimed to address challenges faced by Vietnamese netizens and (...) (1/05/2017)

“A prison within a prison within a prison”

(New Mandala) - Exiled dissident Dang Xuan Dieu recounts the horror of his imprisonment in Vietnam to Mong Palatino. I first learned about the case of Vietnamese activist Dang Xuan Dieu in 2014. His friends and supporters were appealing for global support after they learned that Dieu was being mistreated in (...) (16/03/2017)