Vietnam / 2011

In Vietnam, crackdown on journalists in past six months

October 3, 2011 9:40 AM ET

New York, October 3, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the recent crackdown on freedom of expression in Vietnam and calls on the government to immediately and unconditionally release all of the journalists detained in the country....

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Vietnamese blogger handed harsh prison sentence

August 11, 2011 2:19 PM ET

Bangkok, August 11, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the prison sentence handed down on Wednesday to French-Vietnamese blogger Pham Minh Hoang and joins international calls for the dual national's immediate and unconditional release....

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Concerns rise about jailed Vietnamese blogger

July 27, 2011 2:07 PM ET

Bangkok, July 27, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists is gravely concerned about the health of Nguyen Van Hai, a Vietnamese blogger held in government detention since April 2008, and calls for his immediate and unconditional release on humanitarian grounds....

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Journalists detained, released in Vietnam clampdown

July 11, 2011 2:31 PM ET

Bangkok, July 11, 2011--Authorities must stop harassing journalists reporting on public demonstrations in Vietnam, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On Sunday, police detained and interrogated three reporters who were covering anti-China protests in Hanoi where around a dozen demonstrators were arrested.    ...

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Online commentator receives harsh sentence in Vietnam

April 29, 2011 4:43 PM ET

Bangkok, April 29, 2011--Vietnamese authorities should release democracy activist and online commentator Vi Duc Hoi, who was given a five-year prison term Tuesday for critical essays posted on the Internet, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.  ...

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Attacks on the Press 2010: Asia Analysis

February 15, 2011 12:53 AM ET

Partisan Journalism and the Cycle of Repression by Bob Dietz and Shawn W. Crispin Lal Wickramatunga's family and publishing house, Leader Publications, have paid dearly in Sri Lanka's highly charged political climate. While Leader's newspapers, including the weekly Sunday Leader, are widely known for tough, independent reporting, they have...

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Attacks on the Press 2010: Vietnam

February 15, 2011 12:04 AM ET

h7 {float:none;width:auto;height:auto;font-family:sans-serif;font-weight:normal; margins:5px;} Top Developments • In run-up to Communist Party Congress, authorities clamp down on Internet. • Critical blogs targeted in hacking attacks; government complicity seen. Key Statistic 5: Online journalists imprisoned on December 1, reflecting crackdown on Internet commentary. Vietnam targeted online journalists in a clampdown on...

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Vietnamese journalist succumbs to burn injuries

January 31, 2011 12:42 PM ET

Bangkok, January 31, 2011--The death of a Vietnamese journalist who was brutally attacked last week underscores the urgency for authorities to investigate the case, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Le Hoang Hung, a reporter with the Nguoi Lao Dong (Laborer) newspaper, succumbed to severe injuries in a Ho Chi Minh City...

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Vietnamese journalist critically injured in fiery attack

January 21, 2011 1:11 PM ET

Bangkok, January 21, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists is gravely concerned about a Wednesday morning attack on Vietnamese reporter Le Hoang Hung, who was doused with chemicals and set on fire by an unknown assailant while sleeping in his house in Tan An town, according to local and international press...

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Concern as Vietnam plays 'national security' censorship card

January 13, 2011 3:58 PM ET

Bangkok, January 13, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about a new executive decree issued on January 6 in Vietnam that will give authorities greater powers to penalize journalists, editors, and bloggers who report on issues deemed as sensitive to national security. The new media regulations were issued amid a...

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