Pham Doan Trang

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CPJ joins letter calling for release of Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang

The Committee to Protect Journalists today joined 27 other free speech and human rights organizations in an open letter urging Vietnamese authorities to immediately and unconditionally release journalist Pham Doan Trang. The letter is timed to coincide with the start of her trial on November 4; Trang has been held in pretrial detention for over…

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Journalist Pham Doan Trang arrested on anti-state charges in Vietnam

Bangkok, October 7, 2020 – Vietnamese authorities should immediately and unconditionally release journalist Pham Doan Trang and drop anti-state charges against her, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Trang, a prominent journalist who contributes regularly to several independent news sites, was arrested just before midnight yesterday in Ho Chi Minh City, according to news reports….

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An honor guard stands at attention in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, in April 2015. Plainclothes officials in Hanoi on February 24, 2018, interrogated Pham Doan Trang, an independent blogger and contributor to the Vietnam Right Now independent news website, and effectively put her under house arrest, prompting the blogger to flee, according to news reports. (AP/Dita Alangkara)

Vietnamese journalist threatened with prison goes into hiding

Bangkok, March 5, 2018–Vietnamese authorities should stop threatening and drop any pending charges against journalist Pham Doan Trang, the Committee to Protect Journalists said in a statement today.

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Undercover in Vietnam: Exile is high price reporters pay for press freedom

In the third of CPJ’s four-part “Undercover in Vietnam” series on press freedom in Vietnam, CPJ Southeast Asia Representative Shawn Crispin interviews a reporter living in exile after challenging the censorship imposed in newsrooms. The final part, to be published Tuesday, reveals how prominent bloggers remain behind bars despite the margin for critical debate opening.…

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Vietnam Tightens the Squeeze on Its Bloggers

A mushrooming blogosphere has challenged the state’s media monopoly, drawing a heavy-handed bid to bring the Internet under government control. By Shawn W. Crispin Blogger Pham Viet Dao attends a conference on social media in Hanoi on December 24, 2012. Dao was arrested on June 13, 2013, on accusations of anti-state activity. (Reuters/Nguyen Lan Thang)

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