Nguyen Van Hai

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Nguyen Van Hai (Dieu Cay)

Hai was first arrested in April 2008 and held without charge for five months. A closed court sentenced him to two and a half years in prison for tax evasion on September 10, 2008-charges that rights groups criticized as a pretext to stifle his critical blog postings about the government and its policies. After completing…

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CPJ welcomes release of Vietnamese prisoner Nguyen Van Hai

New York, October 21, 2014–The Committee to Protect Journalists is pleased by the release from prison of Vietnamese blogger Nguyen Van Hai, who is also known by the name of his blog, “Dieu Cay,” and who had been jailed since April 2008.

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A message from son of Vietnam blogger Nguyen Van Hai

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In preparation for today’s Congressional Briefing on Media Freedom in Vietnam, organized by members of the U.S. House of Representatives and featuring a panel of Vietnamese bloggers and others, CPJ has been in close contact with the family of Nguyen Van Hai, a blogger who has been in jail since 2008. We have also met…

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Nguyen Van Hai, Honored in Absentia with 2013 IPFA

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Nguyen Van Hai Honored in Absentia by Scott Pelley with the Committee to Protect Journalists’ 2013 International Press Freedom Award. More on the Awards • The ceremony • Awardees • Nedim Şener, Turkey • Nguyen Van Hai, Vietnam • Bassem Youssef, Egypt • Janet Hinostroza, Ecuador • Paul Steiger, U.S.

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Nguyen Van Hai, Vietnam

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2013 CPJ International Press Freedom Awardee (Courtesy of Univision) UPDATE: On November 25, 2014, Nguyen Van Hai attended CPJ’s 2014 International Press Freedom Awards and received his award in person. Scroll down to watch or read his speech. Nguyen Van Hai is one of the best-known bloggers in Vietnam’s burgeoning community of online journalists, who…

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Phan Thanh Hai (Anh Ba Saigon)

Hai, a lawyer and political blogger who wrote under the penname Anh Ba Saigon, was first taken into custody on a provisional four-month detention while authorities investigated charges that he had disseminated anti-state information, a criminal offense under Article 88 of Vietnam’s penal code. On September 24, 2012, Hai was sentenced to four years in…

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Nguyen Viet Chien

Police arrested Chien along with journalist Nguyen Van Hai, a writer for Tuoi Tre newspaper. The arrests came six weeks after a deputy minister was acquitted of corruption charges in a 2006 case they had covered, according to news reports. Security officials cited inaccuracies in the reports published in the outspoken Vietnamese-language newspapers, according to…

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Nguyen Xuan Nghia

Nghia, who helped edit the pro-democracy news and commentary journal To Quoc (Fatherland) and contributed to several state-run publications, was first arrested at his home in northern Haiphong province. He was sentenced in a one-day trial on October 9, 2009, to six years in prison and four years’ house arrest under Article 88 of the…

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Ho Van Hai (Ho Hai)

Vietnamese journalist Ho Van Hai is serving four years in prison to be followed by two years’ house arrest for “propagandizing against the state,” an anti-state offense outlined under Article 88 of the penal code. The ruling stemmed from 36 articles he published online that judges said vilified and slandered national leaders. Hai has not…

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Thai journalist jailed without charge in Vietnam

Dear President Nguyen, The Committee to Protect Journalists is gravely concerned about the November 17 arrest and continued imprisonment of Somsak Khunmi, a long-time news assistant with the Japan- and U.S.-based Chan Troi Moi (Radio New Horizon) radio program.

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