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Vietnam Free Expression Newsletter No. 29/2021 – July 25 – August 1

Greetings from The 88 Project! We bring you news, analysis, and actions regarding human rights and civil society in Vietnam during the week of July 25-August 1. The pandemic continues to wreak havoc in Vietnam as most southern cities go into lockdown mode. In the north, however, arrests of Facebookers and harassment of activists continued […]

Vietnam Free Expression Newsletter No. 28/2021 – July 19-25

Greetings from The 88 Project! We bring you news, analysis, and actions regarding human rights and civil society in Vietnam during the week of July 19-25. More Facebookers were arrested last week for their online posts. Trinh Ba Phuong finally got to see a lawyer after 13 months in jail. One woman had her sentence […]

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 […]