Category: Vietnam

Vietnam’s ‘digital dictatorship’ seeks to silence dissidents

     

The European Union (EU) must urge Vietnam to end its ongoing crackdown on peaceful dissent, repeal its repressive laws, and immediately release all political prisoners, according to human rights groups,… Read more »

Does Vietnam have carte blanche for crackdown on dissent?

     

Human rights advocates are expressing concern over an intensified crackdown on dissent in Vietnam. Some analysts suggest that the Communist regime is emboldened by perceptions that it is a strategically… Read more »

Vietnam’s punitive authorities target democracy advocates

     

  Vietnam’s authorities should quash the politically motivated conviction of pro-democracy activist Nguyen Van Tuc and immediately release him without conditions, Human Rights Watch said today. The court of appeals… Read more »

Vietnam: time to realize John McCain’s unsecured legacy

     

Senator John McCain’s legacy is secure in terms of US-Vietnam reconciliation, but it falls to us to realize his commitment to realizing democracy in Vietnam, writes Dr. Cu Huy Ha Vu (right),… Read more »

Three potent threats to liberal democracy

     

For much of the 20th century, the main threat to liberal and democratic societies came from militant and totalizing ideologies: fascism and communism, or revolutionary socialism, writes Will Marshall (left), President… Read more »

Is Vietnam going the way of China?

     

Activist Pham Doan Trang (above) said she was held for questioning by security officials for several hours on Saturday over her most recent book Politics for the Masses, which is outlawed… Read more »