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    A CPJ slideshow documents the release of journalists held in countries including Egypt, Ethiopia, and Bahrain. Blogger Ta Phong Tan, above, gives an account of her time in a Vietnamese jail.

    Alerts   |   Vietnam

    Blogger detained amid escalating crackdown in Vietnam

    Bangkok, November 4, 2016--Vietnamese authorities should immediately and unconditionally release blogger Ho Van Hai, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police in Ho Chi Minh City's Thu Duc district arrested Hai, a medical doctor popularly known by his Facebook moniker 'Ho Hai', on November 2, according to news reports.

    November 4, 2016 1:51 PM ET


    Alerts   |   Vietnam

    Prominent blogger 'Mother Mushroom' detained in Vietnam

    Bangkok, October 11, 2016--Vietnamese authorities should immediately release and drop all charges against prominent independent blogger Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Quynh, popularly known by her pen name Me Nam (Mother Mushroom), was arrested yesterday while trying to visit an imprisoned political activist in the central coastal town of Nha Trang, news reports said.

    October 11, 2016 11:59 AM ET


    Alerts   |   Vietnam

    Blogger's prison sentence reduced, news site shuttered in Vietnam

    Bangkok, October 5, 2016 - A Vietnamese appeals court yesterday reduced from four to three years a prison sentence given earlier this year to independent blogger Nguyen Ngoc Gia on anti-state charges related to his critical journalism, according to news reports.

    Alerts   |   Vietnam

    Appeals court upholds anti-state prison sentences for Vietnamese bloggers

    Nguyen Huu Vinh and his editorial assistant Nguyen Thi Minh Thuy at an appeal hearing in Hanoi on September 22. The court upheld the bloggers' anti-state convictions. (AFP/STR/Vietnam News Agency)

    Bangkok, September 23, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemned a Vietnamese appellate court ruling yesterday to uphold the convictions on anti-state charges of two independent bloggers.

    September 23, 2016 11:25 AM ET


    Blog   |   Vietnam

    Vietnamese jailed blogger moved to distant province, wages hunger strike

    Tran Huynh Duy Thuc was sentenced to 16 years in prison in 2010. (AP/Hoang Hai/Vietnam News Agency)

    On May 7, my uncle, imprisoned Vietnamese blogger Tran Huynh Duy Thuc, was unexpectedly moved from the Xuyen Moc prison camp situated near our family in Ho Chi Minh City to another detention facility about 1,500 kilometers away known as Camp No. 6 in central Nghe An province. His family was not informed in advance about the transfer and we only learned about it from the relative of a fellow prisoner of conscience being held at the same prison.

    The next day, we traveled to Xuyen Moc prison to inquire about the move with authorities, who only confirmed the information and gave us the new detention camp's address. They said his transfer was in accordance with an order issued on May 5 by the General Bureau of Criminal Judgments Enforcement and Justice Assistance (General Bureau 8) under the Ministry of Public Security. They would not, however, provide us with an explanation for the reason behind his sudden transfer.

    June 21, 2016 10:53 AM ET


    Media Advisories   |   USA, Vietnam

    Time for justice in the killing of Vietnamese-American journalists

    New York, May 27, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists will call for the cases of five Vietnamese-American journalists who were killed between 1981 and 1990 to be reopened, based on information uncovered by ProPublica and Frontline. The suspected assassinations were the subject of CPJ's 1994 report, "Silenced, The Unsolved Murders of Immigrant Journalists in the United States."

    May 27, 2016 12:41 PM ET

    Alerts   |   Vietnam

    BBC censored during Obama's visit to Vietnam

    Bangkok, May 23, 2016 - Authorities in Vietnam ordered a British Broadcasting Corporation team to stop reporting on U.S. President Barack Obama's three-day visit to the country, the BBC reported today. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned the censorship and called on Vietnam to stop harassing journalists.

    May 23, 2016 11:57 AM ET


    Letters   |   Vietnam

    CPJ urges U.S. President Barack Obama to prioritize press freedom in Vietnam meetings

    Ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama's May 23-25, 2016, visit to Vietnam, CPJ urges him to make respect for press freedom a condition for closer diplomatic and economic ties.

    Alerts   |   Vietnam

    Two journalists arrested while covering ecological disaster in Vietnam

    Bangkok, May 4, 2015 - The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the arrest of two journalists amid a wider crackdown on dissent in Vietnam.

    May 4, 2016 11:01 AM ET


    Alerts   |   Vietnam

    Blogger sentenced amid clampdown in Vietnam

    Bangkok, March 31, 2016 - In a mounting clampdown on dissent, Vietnam sentenced a prominent blogger on Wednesday to four years in prison on charges of disseminating "propaganda against the state," according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the sentence and calls for the immediate release of all journalists wrongfully held behind bars in Vietnam.

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