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Joint Letter: Viet Nam, Move Beyond Repression, July 2020

Featured Image: Le Huu Minh Tuan (right) with Bui Minh Quoc in 2017, Source: Facebook Pham Doan Trang Take action to speak out against the intensified targeting of land rights activist journalists, and other dissidents in Vietnam these past few weeks. Share the joint letter signed by The 88 Project and nine other organizations calling […]

Vietnam Free Expression Newsletter No. 26/2020 – Week of June 22-28

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 22-28. Online commentator Nguyen Van Nghiem was sentenced to six years in prison on June 23. That same day, independent journalist Chu Vinh Hai was summoned for police questioning. On June […]

Vietnamese Authorities Arrest Six People in a Single Day During Already Tense Year for Journalists, Activists, and Online Commentators

Featured Image: Trinh Ba Tu’s arrest, Source On just a single day this month, the Vietnamese authorities arrested six people in the continuation of a crackdown on dissent that has escalated in recent months. At least eleven people have been arrested for their activism activities in total in June 2020. The majority of those arrested […]

Vietnam Free Expression Newsletter No. 25/2020 – Week of June 15-21

Greetings from The 88 Project! We are bringing you news, analysis, and actions regarding human rights and civil society in Vietnam during the week of June 15-21. Amidst a crackdown on online expression and free press in recent weeks, police in Ho Chi Minh City this week arrested two men for their affiliation with a Facebook discussion group, […]

Vietnam Free Expression Newsletter No. 24/2020 – Week of June 8-14

Greetings from The 88 Project! We are bringing you news, analysis, and actions regarding human rights and civil society in Vietnam during the week of June 8-14. The Vietnamese government continued targeting the Independent Journalists Association of Vietnam after the arrest of key leaders in recent months, with the arrest of Le Huu Minh Tuan this week. Authorities […]

Interview with Former Political Prisoner Tran Thi Nga About Effects of Prison on Women and Children

The 88 Project had the opportunity to interview former political prisoner Tran Thi Nga about her experience in prison and conditions in prison for women and children. Tran Thi Nga was released from prison in January and sent immediately into exile in the United States. She was about three years into a nine-year prison sentence […]

Vietnam Free Expression Newsletter No. 23/2020 – Week of June 1-7

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 1-7. The authorities have finished their investigation into Dinh Van Phu, who was arrested in January for his online posts. Locals arrested in the raid on Dong Tam Commune in January […]

Vietnam in COVID-19: Normalizing a police state?

Vietnam has emerged as a success story in dealing with COVID-19 while the pandemic ravages the globe. With the official report of only over 300 confirmed cases and no fatalities due to the virus, there is little doubt that the authorities have delivered a remarkable strategy and results in containing the spread of the deadly […]