Vietnam has seen three decades of development but is now dealing with the effects of corruption resulting in the loss of state capital.
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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.
The Vietnamese government’s crackdown on dissidents has been unrelenting prior to the major Communist Party Congress.
I suspect a Democratic or Republican leader may tell us that “Uncle Sam Needs Your Help Again” before I leave this planet. And, chances are, many Americans will support that war.
An environmental activist faces a show trial for his Facebook posts, as part of Vietnam’s continuing attack on freedom of expression.
A Vietnamese court has jailed two activists on charges of publishing damaging anti-state propaganda about the communist-run country.
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.