Vietnam / 2016

Blogger detained amid escalating crackdown in Vietnam

November 4, 2016 1:51 PM ET

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....

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Prominent blogger 'Mother Mushroom' detained in Vietnam

October 11, 2016 11:59 AM ET

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...

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

October 6, 2016 12:50 PM ET

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....

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Appeals court upholds anti-state prison sentences for Vietnamese bloggers

September 23, 2016 11:25 AM ET

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....

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Time for justice in the killing of Vietnamese-American journalists

May 27, 2016 12:41 PM ET

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...

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BBC censored during Obama's visit to Vietnam

May 23, 2016 11:57 AM ET

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....

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

May 19, 2016 1:28 PM ET

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.

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Two journalists arrested while covering ecological disaster in Vietnam

May 4, 2016 11:01 AM ET

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

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Blogger sentenced amid clampdown in Vietnam

March 31, 2016 10:10 AM ET

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...

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Vietnamese bloggers imprisoned for 'abusing democratic freedoms'

March 23, 2016 1:05 PM ET

Bangkok, March 23, 2016 - The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemns a Hanoi court's sentencing today of two Vietnamese bloggers to prison terms on charges of "abusing democratic freedoms."...

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