American officials criticized the Vietnamese government on Tuesday for its new limits on political dissent on the Internet, citing a decree that appears to restrict people from sharing news articles on social media and personal Web sites.
- Created on Wednesday, 07 August 2013 05:21
- Written by GERRY MULLANY / The New York Times
- Created on Monday, 05 August 2013 05:41
- Written by AFP
Communist Vietnam is to ban bloggers and social media users from sharing news stories online, under a new decree seen as a further crackdown on online freedom.
- Created on Monday, 05 August 2013 05:22
- Written by Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders has just launched a petition for the immediate and unconditional release of all these bloggers.
- Created on Saturday, 27 July 2013 16:48
- Written by MARK LANDLER / new York Times
WASHINGTON — Bearing a copy of a letter from Ho Chi Minh to Harry S. Truman, the president of Vietnam met President Obama on Thursday and pledged to deepen trade and military ties with the United States even as they tangled over human rights.
- Created on Saturday, 27 July 2013 16:43
- Written by The White House
PRESIDENT OBAMA: It is my pleasure to welcome President Truong Tan Sang to the White House and to the Oval Office for his first bilateral meeting with me. This represents the steady progression and strengthening of the relationship between our two countries.
- Created on Thursday, 18 July 2013 03:26
- Written by Pham Doan Trang
- Created on Wednesday, 17 July 2013 09:13
- Written by Asia Foundation
In June, The Asia Foundation hosted U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam, David B. Shear, at its headquarters in San Francisco. In Asia editor Alma Freeman sat down with him to discuss expanding economic and diplomatic ties, negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership, progress in human rights, and Vietnam’s lively but circumscribed social media landscape.
- Created on Wednesday, 17 July 2013 09:09
- Written by VOA News
A new report on global corruption trends finds more than half of Vietnam’s population believes corruption has increased in recent years.
- Created on Wednesday, 26 June 2013 03:00
- Written by Daily Mail Reporter
I've never escaped from that moment: Girl in napalm photograph that defined the Vietnam War 40 years on.
- Created on Tuesday, 25 June 2013 14:08
- Written by Mike Ives / AP
HANOI, Vietnam - Cu Huy Ha Vu's books come with pages torn out by prison guards. Only some of his letters reach home. He is not allowed to access evidence from his trial or to see his wife alone.
- Created on Friday, 17 May 2013 04:58
- Written by Rachel Vandenbrink / RFA
A court in southern Vietnam on Thursday sentenced two young activists to several years in prison for distributing “anti-government” leaflets, in a trial relatives and rights groups condemned as unfair and aimed at silencing dissent in the one-party state.
- Created on Thursday, 16 May 2013 02:54
- Written by Human Right Watch
Activists Targeted for Criticizing Government Relations with China
- Created on Saturday, 11 May 2013 05:27
- Written by Rachel Vandenbrink/RFA Vietnamese
Security forces in southern Vietnam surrounded the pagoda of a banned Buddhist group over the weekend and barred monks from leaving the monastery, in the latest crackdown on the group in the one-party communist state.
USCIRF's 2013 Annual Report recommends that 15 countries be designated as the worst violators of religious freedom
- Created on Monday, 06 May 2013 03:55
- Written by USCIRF
USCIRF issued its 2013 Annual Report on April 30. The report highlights the state of religious freedom abroad during 2012 and identifies governments that are the most egregious violators of this fundamental freedom. USCIRF’s 2013 Annual Report includes more countries than ever before -- 29 specifically are addressed and at least 22 additional countries are discussed in thematic sections.
- Created on Sunday, 05 May 2013 06:14
- Written by Anh Do, latimes.com
For many Vietnamese immigrants, the memory of April 30 — the day Saigon fell to the Communist north — has been passed on only through photos, stories or video clips. Or it's been buried under silence.
- Created on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 15:20
- Written by Rev. John Tran Cong Nghi
UNITED STATES COMMISSION ON INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
Testimony of Rev. John Tran Cong Nghi
On February 13, 2001.
- Created on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 15:02
- Written by AP
Back from the officially dead, Ha Van Son said Wednesday that during nearly 20 years in a North Vietnamese prison he never knew that the United States had declared him killed in action and stopped paying his salary to his family.
- Created on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 14:52
- Written by Alyson Shontell
Klout, the startup that calculates how socially influential you are on the web, has raised a heaping pile of capital -- or so we hear from multiple sources.
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