Deep concerns abound that skewed system results in deaths of innocents
In the wake of COVID-19’s spread across the world, countries are dealing with the rise of both intentional fake news and well-meaning misinformation about the virus.
A court in Vietnam on Monday sentenced a man to 1-1/2 years in prison for uploading anti-state posts to Facebook, the security ministry said, days after Facebook sources told Reuters they had agreed to censor more content in the Southeast…
In March 2019, Ms. Bui Thi Kim Phuong, a Hoa Hao Buddhist from Vietnam, prepared to board a flight to the United States for a series of meetings on the deteriorating human rights and religious freedom conditions in Vietnam.
Company caves to government after local servers disrupted
Facebook’s local servers in Vietnam were taken offline early this year, slowing local traffic to a crawl until it agreed to significantly increase the censorship of “anti-state” posts for local users, two sources at the company told Reuters on Tuesday.
On 9 January 2020, thousands of police entered the Dong Tam commune in Hanoi. A clash erupted, leading to the killing of three policemen and a civilian later named as Le Dinh Kinh.
A court in Vietnam jailed two men from the Hmong ethnic minority for life after finding them guilty on Wednesday of attempting to overthrow the state and set up a state of their own in a northern province, state media…
The United States on Monday (March 16) demanded that Vietnam immediately free a blogger who was sentenced to 10 years in prison after posts critical of the government.
The jailing of a Vietnamese blogger for 10 years was condemned by rights groups Tuesday as “unacceptable” and an attack on free speech.
Vietnamese pop star Mai Khoi sings about censorship and human rights. It’s gotten her in trouble with the authorities in Vietnam.
Sydney retiree Van Kham Chau has lost his final appeal against his 12-year jail sentence in Vietnam on terrorism charges.
Thich Quang Do, a Buddhist monk who became the public face of religious dissent in Vietnam while the Communist government kept him in prison or under house arrest for more than 20 years, has died at age 91.
As the patriarch of a banned Buddhist church, he endured prison, house arrest and internal exile but refused to bend to the Communist authorities.
Upcoming dialogue should focus on commitments made in recent trade deals.