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Vietnam Free Expression Newsletter No. 27/2021 – July 12-18

Greetings from The 88 Project! We bring you news, analysis, and actions regarding human rights and civil society in Vietnam during the weeks of July 12-18. A surprise raid on Montagnard Christians occurred in the middle of the night in Dak Lak Province. Can Thi Theu and her son remain in illegal solitary confinement. Protesters […]

Vietnam Free Expression Newsletter No. 26/2021 – June 28 – July 11

Greetings from The 88 Project! We bring you news, analysis, and actions regarding human rights and civil society in Vietnam during the weeks of June 28 – July 4 and July 5-11. An unusual string of arrests took place within a two-week period. The arrested were: activist Le Dung Vova, who had been evading police […]

Vietnam Free Expression Newsletter No. 25/2021 – Week of June 21-27

Greetings from The 88 Project! We bring you news, analysis, and actions regarding human rights and civil society in Vietnam during the week of June 21-27. The investigation of Trinh Ba Phuong and Nguyen Thi Tam has concluded. A trial date has been set for the trial of journalist Pham Chi Thanh. Vietnam has moved […]

Vietnam Free Expression Newsletter No. 22/2021 – Week of May 31-June 6

Greetings from The 88 Project! We bring you news, analysis, and actions regarding human rights and civil society in Vietnam during the week of May 31-June 6. One more Facebooker has been sentenced to prison for “anti-state propaganda.” An independent journalist is now a fugitive wanted by the police. The US annual report on Religious […]

Vietnam Free Expression Newsletter No. 21/2021 – Week of May 24-30

Greetings from The 88 Project! We bring you news, analysis, and actions regarding human rights and civil society in Vietnam during the week of May 24-30, 2021. Election enforcers harassed the wife of a jailed independent candidate. A political prisoner was mysteriously injured in his cell. An independent blogger escaped arrest by not being at […]

Vietnam Free Expression Newsletter No. 20/2021 – Week of May 17-23

Greetings from The 88 Project! We bring you news, analysis, and actions regarding human rights and civil society in Vietnam during the week of May 17-23, 2021. Top of the news is the “election” for the National Assembly, a rubber-stamp body, that occurs every five years. Read updates on one independent candidate who was arrested, […]

Vietnam Free Expression Newsletter No. 19/2021 – Week of May 10-16

Greetings from The 88 Project! We bring you news, analysis, and actions regarding human rights and civil society in Vietnam during the week of May 10-16, 2021. A former police officer was arrested for his Youtube channel. The UN published a report on the impact of disinformation on society. A Berlin court confirmed Vietnam’s involvement […]

Independent Journalists in Vietnam: The Clampdown Against Critics Continues

Vietnam’s independent journalists are under siege, and there is little cause for optimism. On April 24, Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu became the latest journalist to be jailed for daring to criticize Vietnam’s ruling communist party. Dieu was handed an eight year sentence for criticizing the party and advocating for democracy on social media. According to Reporters without […]

Being an environmentalist in Vietnam

Vietnam’s environmental record is a cause for concern. So too is its record on free speech and human rights. This makes life difficult for environmental activists who try to hold the government to account, many of whom have been arrested or harassed by the regime.  Like in many developing countries, rapid economic growth in Vietnam […]