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The Importance of Human Rights Education

Human Rights

It is often said that knowledge is power, and this is especially true when it comes to knowledge of human rights. Simply put, this is the teaching of the history, laws and theories surrounding human rights. There’s a variety of

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Internet Censorship: Escalating Assault on Bloggers in Vietnam

Bloggers in Vietnam

Blogs in Vietnam have become prime targets of government repression, with more than 30 bloggers and netizens behind bars amid a crackdown on online dissent that has intensified over the past three years, an advocacy group said in a report

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Posted in Government Control, Internet Censorship

Media Censorship: Vietnam Writer, Priest Handed Jail Sentences

A court in central Vietnam sentenced a female writer to five years in prison and ordered an activist priest jailed for two years for “activities undermining the state,” official media said Friday. Ho Thi Bich Khuong, 44, was handed three

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Posted in Free Speech, Human Rights, Media Censorship

Vietnam: Ambassador Urged to Press Rights

Congress members want a greater focus on human rights in Vietnam. More than a dozen U.S. lawmakers have urged the newly appointed American Ambassador to Vietnam to give a higher priority to raising human rights issues in the communist-ruled nation.

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Posted in Human Rights, Internet Censorship, Political Censorship

Brave Vietnamese Writers Honored for Commitment to Rights

This week, Human Rights Watch awarded forty-eight writers from 24 countries 2011 Hellman/Hammett grants for their commitment to free expression and their courage in the face of persecution. Included in the diverse group are 28 winners from Asia, including eight

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Posted in Human Rights

Free Speech and the Internet

As the United Nations has said, access to the Internet is a human right. A report by the U.N.’s special rapporteur presented last month to the Human Rights Council in Geneva warns that this right is being threatened by governments

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Posted in Human Rights

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