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Human Rights Organizations Call on the UN to Aid Detained Vietnamese Blogger Le Quoc Quan

Le Quoc Quan

Written by Eva Galperin – Re-Published from eff.org (Creative Commons) On 27 December 2012 prominent Vietnamese activist and blogger Le Quoc Quan was arbitrarily arrested and detained by local authorities while taking his daughter to school. The arrest was the

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Posted in Censorship, Free Speech, Human Rights, Internet Censorship

Internet Censorship: Netizens Sway Opinion with ‘People’s’ Paper

Huynh Ngoc Chenh

An award-winning blogger in Vietnam said online activists in his tightly ruled country are becoming an effective source of information and are educating the public about their political rights through their “people’s newspaper.” But while these activists are competing with

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Posted in Censorship, Internet Censorship

Internet Censorship: Media Watchdog Calls Vietnam, China ‘Spy States’

China Internet

Written by Richard Finney China and Vietnam are among five “State Enemies of the Internet” identified Tuesday by a global media watchdog, which for the first time also listed an equal number of private-sector companies accused of selling monitoring equipment

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Posted in Censorship, Internet Censorship

Free Speech: Jailed Vietnamese Blogger Named ‘Woman of Courage’

Ta Phong Tan

Written by By Rachel Vandenbrink   A Vietnamese blogger languishing in jail after challenging her one-party Communist government leaders on social justice issues was honored in the U.S. Friday as an “International Woman of Courage” in a move highlighting Hanoi’s

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Special Report: 2012 Deadly Year for World’s Journalists

Turkish Journalist

The year 2012 was one of the deadliest years for journalists, said the Committee to Protect Journalists on Thursday, with a total of 70 killed. The high death toll was attributed to the conflict in Syria and violence against reporters

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Posted in Censorship, Special Report, World News

Media Censorship: Vietnam on Media ‘Risk List’

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  Vietnam is one of the top 10 countries in the world where press freedom suffered the most setbacks during 2012, a leading media advocacy group said this week, citing stepped-up imprisonment of journalists as a reason for the decline.

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Posted in Censorship, Government Control, Human Rights, Internet Censorship, Media Censorship, Political Censorship

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 Journalist Held For ‘Graft’

Vietnamese authorities have arrested a journalist who wrote a series of exposes on corruption for allegedly bribing a traffic cop, according to a state media report. The official Thanh Nien newspaper said Hoang Khuong, 37, whose real name is Nguyen

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Posted in Government Control, Media 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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Vietnam: Court Reduces Blogger’s Sentence

A Vietnamese court halves the jail term of a professor convicted of publishing anti-state essays. A Vietnamese court on Tuesday reduced the jail sentence of a French-Vietnamese professor and blogger following an outcry from Paris and the European Union over

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Posted in Free Speech, Human Rights, Internet Censorship

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