Stories about Vietnam from February, 2011
Vietnam: Self-immolation to protest corruption
A Vietnamese engineer named Pham Thanh Son apparently set himself afire to protest the confiscation of his family’s property by local authorities. Pictures of the tragedy were posted online.
Vietnam: Building child protection systems
The Cross-Border Programme blogs about the efforts in Mong Cai, Vietnam to build child protection systems, in particular, addressing the issue of child trafficking.
Vietnam: Bringing Facebook back
By filtering access to Facebook, it appears the Vietnamese government has confirmed the law of unintended consequences: Tens of thousands of Vietnamese have gathered in public squares online to demonstrate against government censorship.