New Vietnam regulations improve the law on access to information scoring from 69 to 76 points out of a possible total of 150 points on the RTI Rating.
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U.N watchdog blasts Vietnam over repression and gross violations of human rights, including torture and executions for crimes that breech international law.
Six Vietnamese activists and bloggers are facing long prison sentences for their peaceful opposition, Human Rights Watch said today.
A Vietnamese blogger who vanished in Thailand earlier this year is being held in a Hanoi prison, his friend and wife confirmed Thursday.
Perhaps none of the communist legacies shared by Vietnam and North Korea highlighted during Kim Jong Un’s “goodwill visit” to Hanoi.
Kim Jong Un impersonator deported from Vietnam ahead of summit before real North Korean leader meets U.S. President Donald Trump in Hanoi later this week.
Vietnam intensified its systemic suppression of basic civil and political rights during 2018, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2019.
Facebook has violated Vietnam’s new cybersecurity law by allowing users to post anti-government comments on the platform, state media said on Wednesday.
Vietnam is looking to the law as way to control public criticism of government activity, activist bloggers believe. Bloggers have been arrested.
Vietnam should postpone the application of the Law on Cyber Security and revise it to bring it to conformity with international law.