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  • Vietnam: Clinton Should Spotlight Internet Freedom , -- posted on 31 Aug 2012
  • Vietnamese Catholics demonstrate despite government threats, -- posted on 19 Jul 2012
  • Blogger Slashed by Thugs, -- posted on 14 Jul 2012
  • Vietnam: Free Catholic Activists, -- posted on 23 May 2012
  • Vietnamese Blogger Dieu Cay, -- posted on 21 Apr 2012

    
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    Press Vietnam to Tear Down Web Firewall; Release Imprisoned Bloggers


    (New York) - United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should publicly press Vietnam to respect freedom of expression and Internet freedom, and release prominent Internet bloggers when she visits Hanoi on July 10, 2012.

    Restrictions on Internet freedom have been a serious problem in Vietnam since May 2004, when the government began to firewall critical websites.

    A new draft Decree on Management, Provision, and Use of Internet Services and Information on the Network revealed by Ministry of Information and Communications in April 2012 extends many speech crimes to the Internet and requires companies to filter whatever the government finds objectionable. In a country where newspapers, TV, and radio are strictly controlled by the government, the Internet is one of the few bastions of free expression.

    Posted on 31 Aug 2012
    Thousands of Catholics joined in public demonstrations in the Vinh diocese on July 15, protesting government-sponsored violence against Catholics and the desecration of a ...
    Posted on 19 Jul 2012
    The attack on the Vietnamese netizen comes amid a crackdown on anti-China demonstrations.




    Posted on 14 Jul 2012
    Four Advocates Facing Trial for Social Activism

    May 22, 2012

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    [clockwise from top left] Catholic activist Chu Manh Son; Catholic activist Dau Van Duong; Catholic activist Hoang Phong; Catholic activist Tran Huu Duc
    Posted on 23 May 2012
     
    Imprisoned Since 2008
    Nguyen Van Hai, better known as Dieu Cay, which means "the peasant's water pipe," has been imprisoned in Vietnam since 2008.  Dieu Cay is creator of the popular blog "BlogDieuCay" and a founding member of the Free Journalist Club, which was formed in 2008 following Dieu Cay's call to allow for the creation of private media outlets and promotes freedom of expression and independent journalism. He has written on various issues related to human rights and corruption in Vietnam, including sensitive topics such as land rights and religious freedom.

    Posted on 21 Apr 2012

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