Vietnamese authorities have increased their attacks on civil freedoms, focusing on journalists and media outlets in particular.
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Le Van Dung is just one of several journalists who have been detained in recent months as Vietnamese authorities step up censorship.
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Vietnam’s human rights situation is deteriorating. New measures are aimed at activists and are intended to stifle human rights activism.
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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.
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