Pham Chi Dung

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A police officer is seen in Hanoi, Vietnam, on February 26, 2019. Police recently arrested journalist Pham Chi Dung on anti-state charges. (Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon)

Journalist Pham Chi Dung detained on anti-state charges in Vietnam

Bangkok, November 22, 2019 — Vietnamese authorities should immediately release journalist Pham Chi Dung and drop any pending charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Secretary of State John Kerry and Communist Party General-Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong in Hanoi on August 7. The U.S. and Vietnam are working on a strategic partnership. (Reuters/Hoang Dinh Nam/Pool)

US-Vietnam strategic partnership must be contingent on press freedom

Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent visit to Vietnam was made to celebrate the 20th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the former adversaries. While Kerry’s speech during his three-day tour emphasized the need for Hanoi to improve its rights record to deepen bilateral ties, it is time Washington dispensed with vaulted rhetoric and predicated future…

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