Nguyen Tuong Thuy
Current Status: At risk
Other Names: Nguyễn Tường Thụy
Date of Birth: 1952
Areas of Activism:
- Freedom of expression
- Independent Journalists Association of Vietnam
- Brotherhood for Democracy
Details - Background, History of Activism.
Nguyen Tuong Thuy lives in Hanoi.
Thuy is the Vice President of the Independent Journalist Association of Vietnam. He is also a member of the Brotherhood for Democracy. He writes about human rights issues and has reported on activists, including Dung Truong, who was severely beaten by plainclothes police in March 2018. He advocated for press freedom in the US at a briefing in Washington DC in 2014. Thuy has been harassed and targeted for his activism on multiple occasions in recent years, including having his private home attacked and being physically assaulted by unknown thugs, potentially plainclothes police, in 2015.
Vietnam’s Blogosphere Poses Big Challenge to State Media, Activists Say, Radio Free Asia, April 29, 2014
RWB hails creation of Vietnam’s first independent journalists association, Reporters Without Borders, July 7, 2014
Pop star among dissidents testing Vietnam's 'democracy' limits, Daily Mail, March 17, 2016
Vietnam's harsh summer: state launches largest crackdown on dissidents in years, The Guardian, September 25, 2017
March 8, 2018: barred from leaving his home to meet with UN officials
Blogger Nguyen Tuong Thuy was blocked from leaving his house to meet with other local activists and representatives from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. About 20 officers surrounded Thuy’s home to prevent him from leaving, starting the evening prior.
Vice President of IJAVN Blocked from Meeting with OHCHR Officials, Defend the Defenders, March 8, 2018
Profile last updated: 2019-04-28 20:29:07