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jeudi 30 mai 2019

Vietnam teacher arrested for Facebook posts 'undermining state'

A Vietnamese music teacher has been arrested for posting material on Facebook "aimed at undermining" the state, his family and official media said Thursday (May 30) in the communist country where a crackdown against online critics has gathered pace.

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dimanche 26 mai 2019

'Fear and paranoia': How Vietnam controls its media

'Level of terror rises sharply' as Vietnam ranks 176th out of 180 countries in the 2019 Press Freedom Index.

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vendredi 24 mai 2019

Facebook increased Vietnam content restrictions by 500% during 2018

Facebook increased the amount of content it restricted access to in Vietnam by over 500% in the last half of 2018, the U.S. social media giant said in a report released on Friday, as the Southeast Asian country ramps up its crackdown on online dissent.

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vendredi 29 mars 2019

U.N. rebukes Vietnam for activist arrests, executions

A U.N. human rights watchdog called on Vietnam on Thursday to stop imprisoning activists and journalists for criticising state policies and voiced concern at a “high number of death sentences and executions” imposed for lesser crimes after flawed trials.

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vendredi 22 mars 2019

Vietnamese blogger Truong Duy Nhat, who disappeared in Thailand, imprisoned in Vietnam

Vietnamese authorities must immediately and unconditionally release detained blogger Truong Duy Nhat and allow him to travel freely outside of the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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mercredi 20 mars 2019

Vietnam dissident jailed for 'reactionary' Facebook posts

A Vietnamese activist was sentenced on Wednesday to two years in prison for "abusing democratic freedoms" in the conservative communist state that has seen an uptick in dissident detentions under a hardline leadership.

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dimanche 17 mars 2019

Under Vietnam’s new cybersecurity law, U.S. tech giants face stricter censorship

When Vietnam’s government took offense at a game on Google’s app store in which a player could battle characters named after the country’s political figures, the tech behemoth caved.

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vendredi 15 mars 2019

Vietnam: 6 activists headed to prison

Six Vietnamese activists and bloggers are facing long prison sentences for their peaceful opposition, Human Rights Watch said today.

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lundi 11 mars 2019

55 days and counting: Wife of Australian man detained in Vietnam appeals for help

The wife of Van Kham Chau is calling on the Australian government to step up its pressure on Vietnam after her husband was detained on charges to overthrow the communist regime nearly eight weeks ago.

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jeudi 7 mars 2019

Vietnam jails 15 over anti-China protests

Vietnam on Thursday (Mar 7) jailed 15 people for "causing public disorder" after violent demonstrations last year over a proposed investment project that protesters said catered to Chinese firms.

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mardi 5 mars 2019

EU: press Vietnam on rights record

Systemic repression intensifies ahead of dialogue

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jeudi 28 février 2019

Vietnam wants western politicians, not western politics

As Hanoi welcomes Trump, it shuts down a key reformist think tank.

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vendredi 22 février 2019

Germany aims to reset ties with Vietnam after kidnapping case

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Wednesday he would use a meeting with his Vietnamese counterpart to discuss resetting ties between the two countries after past differences over the kidnapping of a Vietnamese businessman in Berlin.

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mercredi 20 février 2019

Vietnam takes aim at Radio Free Asia

Vietnam is tightening controls on dissent and targeting journalists. When President Trump goes to Hanoi next week for a summit with his North Korean counterpart, he should raise with the host nation the fate of two Vietnamese journalists working for Radio Free Asia, the U.S. government-funded broadcaster I lead.

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jeudi 14 février 2019

Vietnam's clampdown on academic freedom

Under new rule, Vietnam is discrediting critics of the one-party state. Alexandre Sisophon reports from Hanoi on the academics and students resisting this campaign.

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lundi 4 février 2019

From a Vietnam jail cell to Trump’s state-of-the-union address: one wife’s bid to get her husband’s story heard

Michael Phuong Minh Nguyen, from California, was imprisoned in Vietnam in July for ‘actions’ to overthrow the government The spotlight of the state-of-the-union address allows his wife Helen Nguyen to again call attention to her husband’s plight, lobbying for urgent help in hopes of his release

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vendredi 1 février 2019

Vietnam : Hanoi misleads UN on rights record

Vietnam presented a grossly inaccurate picture of its human rights record at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on January 22, 2019, Human Rights Watch said today.

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vendredi 25 janvier 2019

Japan must stand with Vietnamese human rights activists

As Vietnam’s largest bilateral donor, Japan is in a unique position to raise human rights issues.

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Vietnam reportedly detains Aust activist

A pro-democracy group says Vietnam has detained Australian democracy activist Chau Van Kham who has not been heard from for two weeks and needs his medicine.

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mercredi 23 janvier 2019

Vietnam jails activist for 14 years for trying to "overthrow" government

Phan Van Binh, 47, was accused by the court of working for a US-based group which opposes the ruling Communist Party in Vietnam.

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jeudi 10 janvier 2019

EU: Postpone vote on Vietnam free trade agreement

The European Parliament and the European Council should postpone the ratification of the proposed EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement until the Vietnamese government takes concrete steps to improve its increasingly abusive human rights record, Human Rights Watch said today.

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Facebook allowed users in Vietnam to post anti-government content, state media says

Facebook has violated Vietnam's new cybersecurity law by allowing users to post anti-government comments on the platform, state media said, days after the controversial legislation took effect in the communist-ruled country.

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lundi 7 janvier 2019

Vietnam’s controversial cybersecurity law spells tough times for activists

The new law took effect on January 1, despite criticisms at home and abroad.

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jeudi 3 janvier 2019

UK minister criticised for failing to condemn Vietnam internet curb

Foreign minister Mark Field backs ‘free press’ but critics say reality is Hanoi has draconian new law on cybersecurity

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mercredi 2 janvier 2019

To the dismay of free speech advocates, Vietnam rolls out controversial cyber law

A new cybersecurity law has gone into effect in Vietnam that puts stringent controls on tech companies operating inside the country and censors what its citizens read online.

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mardi 1 janvier 2019

The singer raising her voice against Vietnam's new cyber law

Do Nguyen Mai Khoi is among activists opposing controversial law government says will protect against cyber threats.

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jeudi 20 décembre 2018

Vietnam: Big Brother Is watching everyone

Draft cyber security decree will seriously undermine rights

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mardi 6 novembre 2018

Persecuted in Hanoi, locked up in Bangkok: the Montagnards, Vietnam’s forgotten Christians

The Montagnards have faced decades of persecution for backing America in the Vietnam war and for practising what Hanoi brands an ‘evil way’ religion.

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dimanche 4 novembre 2018

French PM dodges rights questions in Vietnam

France does not "sweep anything under a rug" when it comes to the issue of human rights in Vietnam, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe insisted on Sunday (Nov 4), after sidestepping questions over the Asian country's dismal record on dissent.

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mercredi 31 octobre 2018

Vietnam cyber law will guard against fake news, terrorism

A Vietnamese cybersecurity law that global technology companies and rights groups have warned could undermine development and stifle innovation, will protect the country from increasing cyber threats, the security ministry has said.

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