Given the frenzy of activities against dissidents, it’s been a depressing couple of weeks for proponents of human rights in Vietnam.
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In a closed-door trial Friday, a Vietnam court jailed former radio journalist and pro-democracy activist Pham Chi Thanh for over 5 years.
Four Facebook users have been detained by police in Hanoi and a central province for allegedly trespassing on state interests.
New social media guidelines in Vietnam urge people to express positive things about the state. The rules enforce government control.
Unlike China, communist Vietnam has not felt compelled to block US social media platforms from its domestic internet. This is changing.
Vietnam has seen three decades of development but is now dealing with the effects of corruption resulting in the loss of state capital.
Prominent Vietnam human rights defender Nguyen Thuy Hanh was arrested Wednesday on bogus politically motivated charges.
A Vietnamese pro-democracy activist is in a hunger strike to have his sentence reduced from 16 to 5 years under the new penal code.
Vietnamese authorities are cracking down on independent election candidates and critical voices ahead of National Assembly elections.
A new report reveals that a hacking group close to the Vietnamese government is involved in hacking attacks against activists and NGOs.