Entries by kayleedolen

Rights Recap– The Situation in Vietnam During the End of October

A lot has happened in Vietnam since bloggers took to the keys to write about human rights topics during Blog Action Day on October 16th. Unfortunately, Vietnam’s deteriorating human rights situation has only worsened in the three weeks following the event. In mid-October, news surfaced of another hunger strike for imprisoned activist Cu Huy Ha […]

Advocacy at Work in Washington D.C.

Natasha Lemmens and her friends are pictured here signing Amnesty International postcards for Nguyen Tien Trung and Tran Huynh Duy Thuc. Thank you for your support! If you happen to be in Bloomington, Indiana, we can get some of these postcards to you also. Please send an e-mail to kdolen@indiana.edu for more information.

Blog Action Day 2013– We Must Not Ignore Human Rights in Vietnam

Today is Blog Action Day, and here in Bloomington, Indiana, it’s job-hunting season. There are interviews to go to, applications to fill out, and big picture questions to ask. Amid the flutter of freshly pressed suits, papers, and grade-point-averages, the most daunting uncertainty that most of us students face is where exactly we will be […]

Interview with Tran Huynh Duy Thuc’s Father, Part 3

Tran Van Huynh, father of imprisoned blogger Tran Huynh Duy Thuc, speaks of the Vietnamese and international communities’ response to Thuc’s case. He also thanks Thuc’s many supporters. Thank you for continuing to spread the word about Thuc and other political prisoners. Check back for updates on the case, and please share this video and […]

A Message on the Importance of Free Expression

Today, July 25th, Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang visits the US to speak with President Obama and other political figures. We must not let these conversations exclude the topic of human rights abuses in Vietnam. “We have human rights since we were born.”

The Repression of Cyber Dissidents – video release on You Tube!

In todays world, millions of people use the Internet to search for information, to work, or to communicate with their families and friends. Thanks to the evolution of technology, it has become possible to connect with everyone in any place on the globe. As an independent filmmaker, I always appreciated new possibilities for creating, sharing […]