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Journalists attacked in Vietnam since 1992

  

CPJ condemns harsh prison sentences handed to 5 journalists in Vietnam

Bangkok, November 1, 2021 – Vietnamese authorities should immediately release five journalists recently sentenced to prison terms for alleged anti-state crimes, and cease persecuting members of the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On October 28, a court in the southern city of Can Tho convicted Truong Chau Huu Danh, Doan Kien Giang,…

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CPJ joins letter calling for release of Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang

The Committee to Protect Journalists today joined 27 other free speech and human rights organizations in an open letter urging Vietnamese authorities to immediately and unconditionally release journalist Pham Doan Trang. The letter is timed to coincide with the start of her trial on November 4; Trang has been held in pretrial detention for over…

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Vietnam sentences journalist Pham Chi Thanh to 5.5 years in prison

Bangkok, July 15, 2021 – Vietnamese authorities should release journalist Pham Chi Thanh immediately and unconditionally, and cease imprisoning members of the press for their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On July 9, a Hanoi court sentenced Thanh, a journalist who blogs under the pseudonym Pham Thanh, to five years and six…

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Independent journalist Dung Le Van arrested in Vietnam after weeks in hiding

Bangkok, July 12, 2021 – Vietnamese authorities should immediately release journalist Dung Le Van and drop any charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On June 30, police arrested Dung, a freelance journalist who runs Chan Hung Nuoc Viet, a Facebook and YouTube-based outlet that covers politics, social issues, and alleged corruption,…

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Vietnam sentences independent reporter Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to 8 years in prison

Bangkok, April 26, 2021 – The Committee to Protect Journalists today strongly condemned the conviction and severe prison sentence given to Vietnamese journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu and called for her immediate and unconditional release. On April 23, the People’s Court in Phu Yen province convicted Dieu under Article 117 of the penal code, an anti-state provision that bans “creating, storing and disseminating information and materials” against the state, and sentenced her…

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Vietnamese police arrest 3 more journalists in probe of ‘Clean Newspaper’

Bangkok, April 21, 2021 – Vietnamese authorities should immediately release journalists Nguyen Thanh Nha, Doan Kien Giang, and Nguyen Phuoc Trung Bao, and drop any pending charges against them, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Yesterday, police in the southern city of Can Tho arrested the three journalists as part of an ongoing investigation…

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Vietnam detains journalist Nguyen Hoai Nam for alleged anti-state crimes

Bangkok, April 14, 2021 – Vietnamese authorities should immediately release journalist Nguyen Hoai Nam, drop any pending charges against him, and stop jailing journalists on trumped-up anti-state allegations, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On April 3, authorities in Ho Chi Minh City detained Nam, an independent journalist who publishes commentary and reporting on…

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Vietnamese reporter Phan Bui Bao Thy detained over critical Facebook posts

Bangkok, February 18, 2021 – Vietnamese authorities should immediately and unconditionally release journalist Phan Bui Bao Thy and stop jailing reporters for their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.   On February 10, police in Vietnam’s central Quang Tri province arrested Thy, bureau chief of the state-run Giao Duc Va Thoi Dai (Age and Education) news…

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How Vietnam-based hacking operation OceanLotus targets journalists

In early 2020, Vietnamese writer Bui Thanh Hieu told Marina Mai, a freelancer based in Berlin, that he was closing his blog to protect his family. In 2009, Hieu was detained for a week for his critical writing on Vietnam’s territorial disputes with China, as CPJ documented. In 2013, he fled to Germany, but continued writing…

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Vietnam sentences 3 independent journalists to more than 10 years in prison

Bangkok, January 5, 2021 – The Committee to Protect Journalists today strongly condemned the convictions and harsh prison sentences handed down to Vietnamese journalists Pham Chi Dung, Nguyen Tuong Thuy, and Le Huu Minh Tuan, and called for their immediate and unconditional releases. Today, the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Court convicted the three journalists…

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