Tag Archives: Vietnam

Stifling the public sphere: Russia, Egypt, Vietnam


featuring Zachary Abuza Professor, National War College @ZachAbuza Sherif Mansour Middle East and North Africa Program Coordinator, Committee to Protect Journalists @SherifMnsour Maria Snegovaya PhD Candidate in Political Science, Columbia… Read more »

Funding opportunities: labor rights in Bangladesh, Burma, Vietnam


  The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) announces an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for projects that promote internationally recognized… Read more »

How Hanoi buys influence in Washington, D.C.


Vietnam’s Communist authorities are conducting a successful PR campaign in Washington campaign with the assistance of leading think-tank and the Podesta Group, one of the city’s leading lobbyists, reports suggest…. Read more »

Obama ‘under fire’ for hosting Vietnam Communist party leader


President Obama is coming under criticism for meeting this week with the leader of the Vietnamese Communist Party, despite the nation’s continued crackdown on human rights, according to The Hill:… Read more »

Hardliner in Oval Office sends wrong message to Vietnam


President Barack Obama will receive Nguyen Phu Trong (above), the head of Vietnam’s Communist Party Tuesday in the Oval Office, in an extraordinary meeting for an unelected leader in the… Read more »

Vietnam frees high-profile dissident lawyer and blogger


One of Vietnam’s most prominent dissidents vowed to continue his anti-China activism after being released from prison on Saturday after serving two and a half years on tax evasion charges,… Read more »

Rights abuses by Vietnamese authorities scrutinized


A group of activists yesterday visited blogger Ta Phong Tan, who is currently detained at Prison No 5 in north central Vietnam, Vietnam Right Now reports. The prominent online activist jailed for “anti-government… Read more »

Will TPP ‘help Vietnam’s workers to pursue their rights’?


Vietnam is still a one-party state, with laws that criminalize political dissent, notes Tom Malinowski, the U.S. assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights and labor. At the same… Read more »