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‘My Sister Was Forced Into Sex Slavery’

April 14, 2013

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Hui Danh’s sister Huynh Thi Be Huong is one of 15 young women from Vietnam who fell prey to a Vietnamese-run sex trafficking ring in Russia. According to the women, when they asked for help from the Vietnamese embassy in Moscow, their situation got worse because officials there were linked with the traffickers. On April 11, 2013 […]

Vietnam’s leadership: “We forgive us”

October 18, 2012

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AT THE weekend a court in Ho Chi Minh City fined a mischievous drunk for causing public disorder while under the influence of alcohol. Pham Van Binh, a 43-year-old cycle-rickshaw puller, had climbed the bronze statue of General Tran Nguyen Han, a 15th-century warrior who fought Chinese occupation (pictured to the right). He had waved […]

Rogue blogs signal tension as Vietnam tries to fix economic woes

October 10, 2012

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When one of Vietnam’s richest and best-connected bankers was arrested in August, a move that sent the country’s stock market tumbling, a little-known blog broke the news hours ahead of state media. It was the first sign that the Quan Lam Bao website could be a window into mounting leadership tensions as the Communist country […]

Law student fights to free fiancé

September 24, 2012

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From unconfirmed reports, jailed democracy activist Nguyen Tien Trung was one of 3 government-provided witnesses that “fingered” bloggers Dieu Cay, AnhBaSG, and Ta Phong Tan at their trial in Saigon on 24 September 2012. For four years, law student Huong Nguyen has been studying democracy. Democracy is a fascinating abstraction for some but a given […]

Media Crackdown Intensifies

September 19, 2012

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Vietnam promotes an image of an open economy but is intensifying a crackdown on journalists and bloggers, says a report. AFP A Vietnamese internet user watches a blog video showing villagers clashing with police in a land dispute, May 7, 2012.  The Vietnamese government has stepped up a media crackdown by tightly monitoring journalists’ movements, […]

Vietnamese Disarray: Two Leaders and a Nation

September 19, 2012

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The economic deterioration of Vietnam provides the perfect setting for regime change, with a scandal-ridden prime minister seeking to hold onto his position The economic nightmare that has befallen Vietnam has resulted in much finger-pointing, with President Truong Tan Sang and his supporters putting Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung in the crosshairs. Over the past […]

Vietnam’s press freedom shrinks despite open economy

September 19, 2012

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Vietnamese officials are stepping up repression of old and new media even as they promote an image of an open, globalized economy. Intense surveillance and imprisonment of critical journalists, coupled with increasingly restrictive laws, are choking the flow of information. A CPJ special report by Shawn W. Crispin Published September 19, 2012 HANOI – When Vietnamese police […]