Whether or not it is enforceable, the move hints at Hanoi’s desire for tight control over what its citizens say and do online.
Rights groups have warned about increasing human trafficking as the pandemic pushes many vulnerable individuals to the brink. They say that despite closed borders, people are crossing illegally into China and Myanmar.
The Vietnamese authorities should immediately release the democracy campaigner Can Thi Theu and her two sons and drop all charges against them, Human Rights Watch said today. Can Thi Theu and her younger son, Trinh Ba Tu, face trial on May 5,…
Rights group says Nguyen Thuy Hanh’s arrest is a politically motivated attempt to silence an inspiring activist
Four activists have been jailed for up to ten years after Vietnamese courts found them guilty of spreading “anti-state propaganda”.
Three police were killed during a bloody confrontation between authorities and farmers defending their land rights
Amnesty International said it has found that a hacking group known as Ocean Lotus has been staging more spyware attacks on Vietnamese human rights activists in the latest blow to freedom of speech in the communist-ruled country.
Vietnam will run for the UN Human Rights Council’s 2023-25 term, Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh has said.
Nguyen Trong Nghia previously oversaw the creation of a 10,000-strong army cyber unit to combat anti-government sentiment online.
If you live or shop on the North Side, you could be standing next to the woman deemed “the Lady Gaga of Vietnam” without even realizing it.
Dissidents sent to prison amid preparations for key political event
The European parliament has chastised Vietnam for a government crackdown against activists in the Southeast Asian country and called on EU member states to condemn the campaign ahead of a major ruling Communist Party congress next week.
Leading partners including the United States and European Union can and should do more to discourage Vietnam’s fierce crackdown on dissent.
As Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party gears up for its most important meeting in years, its leadership has presided over an intensified crackdown on dissent, according to rights groups, activists and data collated by Reuters.
Vietnamese authorities increased restrictions on basic political and civil rights in 2020, especially freedom of expression and association, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2021.
A spokesperson for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said Friday that the body was “deeply concerned” by Vietnam’s use of ill-defined laws to suppress media freedom.
A court in Vietnam on Tuesday sentenced three freelance journalists known for their criticism of government to between 11 and 15 years in prison, after finding them guilty of spreading anti-state propaganda.
Jitters are setting in as the Vietnamese Communist Party prepares for the country’s paramount political event.
Mai Khoi, the “Lady Gaga of Vietnam,” wants that country’s vigilante force kicked off Facebook. The company told her the group is well within its rules.
Vietnamese authorities should immediately release journalist Truong Chau Huu Danh and drop any pending charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
Police in Vietnam have arrested a well-known Facebook user over allegations of abusing democratic freedom and publishing posts against the state, state media reported on Thursday.
A Vietnamese activist was jailed for 12 years Tuesday after writing articles critical of the government and posting them on his Facebook page, nearly a decade since being released from prison for a similar offence.
Cybersecurity investigators at Facebook have traced a hacking group long suspected of spying on behalf of the Vietnamese government to an IT company in Ho Chi Minh City.
Hoping to preserve their access to a lucrative market, Facebook and YouTube have been increasingly willing to censor “anti-state” content.
Amnesty International says 69 of the 170 ‘prisoners of conscience’ in Vietnam are in jail because of their online activism.
Amnesty report accuses sites of openly signalling they will bow to authoritarian regimes