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Stories about Vietnam

26 June 2020

From prison to exile: An interview with Vietnamese activist Tran Thi Nga

A former prisoner of conscience talks about her experience after she was arrested and the impact her incarceration had on her family.

10 June 2020

Censorship tactics overshadow Vietnam's successful COVID-19 response

AdvoxCOVID-19

Dinh Thi Thu Thuy faces from five to 12 years in jail if she is convicted for disseminating critical Facebook posts.

29 May 2020

Explore beauty and heritage in the Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand while staying at home

Southeast Asian countries have lost millions of visitors but none of their branding know-how.

13 November 2019

Former university lecturer jailed for online posts in Vietnam

Advox

Vietnamese authorities continue their crackdown on freedom of expression against ordinary citizens even when they do not engage in any grassroots activism or political movements.

29 October 2019

Taiwanese court rules no jurisdiction in Vietnamese marine disaster case, victims to appeal

Taipei District Court dismissed the lawsuit filed by nearly 8,000 Vietnamese fishers against Formosa Plastics Group (FPG) over the marine disaster in Vietnam in 2016 out of jurisdiction concern.

28 October 2019

DreamWorks’ ‘Abominable’ film banned in Vietnam, Malaysia, and the Philippines for showing China’s claim over disputed seas

"We have to engage with them, and they are sensible people...They are just being misled."

25 September 2019

A snapshot of climate strikes across Southeast Asia

The protest actions in Southeast Asia highlighted various issues such as the impact of large-scale mining, haze pollution, and continuing dependence on fossil fuels.

18 August 2019

Cinema and new laws bring greater acceptance and visibility for Vietnamese transgenders 

LGBTQ+ identities are gaining legal and social recognition in Vietnam, as a documentary illustrates.

20 July 2019

Vietnamese-American musician's song in support of Hong Kong anti-extradition protesters goes viral

"As a Hong Konger, I am touched....Thank you for giving us strength to carry on."

1 July 2019

New documentary series highlights the struggles of women activists in Vietnam

“In a dictatorship, no one has freedom, but especially for women, their lack of freedom is multiplied many times compared to men. ”

27 June 2019

What will it take to combat digital authoritarianism in Southeast Asia?

The Bridge

"Applied to the Philippines and the rest of Southeast Asia, digital authoritarianism refers to how the internet has been weaponized in aid of existing authoritarian regimes."

11 June 2019

Vietnamese victims of 2016 marine disaster have filed a landmark lawsuit against Formosa Plastics Group in Taiwan

A group of 7,875 Vietnamese plaintiffs launched a lawsuit in Taiwan against Formosa Plastics Group and other smaller stakeholders of the Ha Tinh Steel Corporation based in Vietnam.

23 March 2019

Deprived of citizenship, the Vietnamese of Cambodia live on the edge of society

“They tell us to go back to Vietnam. They say we fish everything and leave nothing for them. They tell us to go home. They don’t want us here.”

25 June 2018

Vietnam’s new Cybersecurity Law could further undermine free speech and disrupt businesses

Advox

"Despite the government’s claims, control is at the heart of the new legislation."

14 June 2018

Taiwanese and Vietnamese activists are working together to pursue justice for the victims of the Vietnam marine life disaster

"This is the pain of Taiwanese. If we experience this kind of pain, we should not then inflict it on Vietnam."

13 April 2018

Netizen Report: Around the World, Activists Demand Answers From Facebook

Advox

The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

9 April 2018

Amid Crackdown on Dissent, Six Vietnamese Human Rights Activists Are Dealt Long Prison Sentences

“I will continue the struggle and if I must sit in jail, others on the outside will fight on for me and they will never stop.”

2 March 2018

Here’s What We Learned from the Online Database of Vietnam’s Political Prisoners

Advox

A new data set proves that persecution of dissent increased in 2017.

10 February 2018

Taiwan Literature Award for Migrants Makes Space for Different Narratives

Rising Voices

Since 2014, the Taiwan Literature Awards for Migrants has provided a platform for foreign-born people in Taiwan to share their stories.

8 December 2017

Harsh Prison Terms for Video Journalist and Blogger as Vietnam Cracks Down on Free Expression

Advox

“Repressing citizen journalists is not only a violation of human rights but also a major impediment to Vietnam’s aspirations to become a tech and innovation hub.”

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