Imaging if I went to jail for writing this

Posted on Sep 17, 2012 in Media Coverage & Events, News & More | No Comments
Imaging if I went to jail for writing this

IMAGINE IF I WENT TO JAIL FOR WRITING THIS for stating my opinion for promoting what I believe in for talking badly about IU, or Indiana, or the nation for critcizing the president like so many openly do Share

Is it the start of the end for Vietnam’s ruling party?

Posted on Aug 29, 2012 in News & More | No Comments
Is it the start of the end for Vietnam’s ruling party?

  Roger Mitton Source: The Phnom Phenh Post The media was awash last week with stories about Vietnam’s dire economic situation, which, as the Wall Street Journal noted, “is going from bad to worse”. On Tuesday, the local Tuoi Tre newspaper revealed that the powerful banking mogul, Nguyen Duc Kien, had been arrested for financial […]

Joint Letter Requesting the Immediate Release of 17 Vietnamese Social Activists and Bloggers

Posted on Aug 29, 2012 in News & More | No Comments
Joint Letter Requesting the Immediate Release of 17 Vietnamese Social Activists and Bloggers

August 27, 2012 Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung Socialist Republic of Vietnam Office of the State 1 Bach Thao Hanoi, Vietnam Re: Request for the immediate release of 17 Vietnamese social activists and bloggers and the withdrawal of all charges Share

Another journalist arrested, held incommunicado for past month

Posted on Aug 18, 2012 in News & More | No Comments
Another journalist arrested, held incommunicado for past month

Source: RSF As the Vietnamese authorities continue to arrest and convict bloggers, Reporters Without Borders has just learned that they have also been holding the journalist and political essayist Pham Chi Dung for the past month. Share

Vietnam: Halt crackdown on freedom of expression

Posted on Aug 9, 2012 in News & More | No Comments
Vietnam: Halt crackdown on freedom of expression

Press releases – Amnesty International 7 August 2012Viet Nam’s government must halt its ongoing crackdown on freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, Amnesty International said today after mass arrests during a peaceful protest in the capital Ha Noi. Share

U.S. Embassy’s Statement on Lieng Self-immolation

Posted on Aug 2, 2012 in News & More | No Comments
U.S. Embassy’s Statement on Lieng Self-immolation

Source: U.S. Embassy in Hanoi We were deeply concerned and saddened to hear of Ms. Dang Thi Kim Lieng’s July 30 self-immolation reportedly related to circumstances surrounding the detention of her daughter Ta Phong Tan.  Vietnamese authorities arrested Tan in September 2011, and she is scheduled to be tried August 7 along with fellow founding […]

Appeal concerning the Ecopark project in Hung Yen, Vietnam

Posted on May 10, 2012 in News & More | One Comment
Appeal concerning the Ecopark project in Hung Yen, Vietnam

May 8th, 2012 Sir Graeme Davies, President, British University Vietnam Professor Geoffrey Crossick, Vice-Chancellor, University of London Dr Keith Sharp, Director, University of London International Programmes at LSE Professor Michael Gunn, Vice-Chancellor, Staffordshire University Dr Antony Stokes LVO, British Ambassador to Vietnam Dear Sirs, We the undersigned, as a group of concerned academics and professionals […]

Vietnamese Blogger Dieu Cay

Posted on Apr 20, 2012 in News & More | No Comments
Vietnamese Blogger Dieu Cay

Source: Humanrights.gov 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 […]

Viet Nam must release jailed blogger facing ‘propaganda’ trial

Posted on Apr 18, 2012 in News & More | No Comments
Viet Nam must release jailed blogger facing ‘propaganda’ trial

Amnesty International The Vietnamese authorities must end their persecution of a prisoner of conscience facing trial this week on politically motivated charges that could see him sentenced to a further 20 years’ imprisonment, Amnesty International said today. Blogger Nguyen Hoang Hai is due to be tried on 17 April for “conducting propaganda” against the state. […]

Amnesty Internal Document – Vietnam: Further information: Blogger’s “propaganda” trial imminent: Nguyen Hoang Hai

Posted on Apr 14, 2012 in News & More | No Comments
Amnesty Internal Document – Vietnam: Further information: Blogger’s “propaganda” trial imminent: Nguyen Hoang Hai

Source: Amnesty International USA URGENT ACTION BLOGGER’S “PROPAGANDA” TRIAL IMMINENT B logger Nguyen Hoang Hai, known as Dieu Cay ( ” the peasant’s pipe ” ) , in prison since 2008, will be brought to trial shortly for ” conducting propaganda ” against the state . His lawyer was recently allowed to visit him , […]

Human rights defender of the month – Nguyen Van Hai aka Dieu Cay

Posted on Apr 14, 2012 in News & More | No Comments
Human rights defender of the month – Nguyen Van Hai aka Dieu Cay

Source: Civil Rights Defenders Blogger Nguyen Van Hai (pen name Dieu Cay) has drawn the ire of the Vietnamese government with his human rights promotion and criticism of the authorities. They have kept him behind bars since 2008, and during the past 18 months, his family and lawyers have had no access to him. In […]

The Release of Political and Religious Prisoners and Detainees in Vietnam

Posted on Apr 14, 2012 in Media Coverage & Events, News & More | No Comments
The Release of Political and Religious Prisoners and Detainees in Vietnam

The Release of Political and Religious Prisoners and Detainees in Vietnam To: President Barack Obama 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Washington, DC 20500 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton The United States Department of State 2201 C Street NW Washington, DC 20520 Cc: President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Truong Tan Sang So 1 Hoang Hoa […]

Hewing quest for democracy and prosperity

Posted on Jan 4, 2012 in News & More | No Comments
Hewing quest for democracy and prosperity

Tran Huy Duy Thưc Source: Dan Luan How should the independence of a state or nation be understood? The perception which attributes the independence means its state is ruled by a group of people who have the same race with the vast majority’s is rather widespread. This wrong embracing helps autocracies capitalized on it to […]

Concern over the South China Sea

Posted on Dec 14, 2011 in News & More | No Comments
Concern over the South China Sea

Tuan Quang Pham, Liem Nguyen, Minh Khanh Nguyen, Tien Khoa Dao, Anh Tuan Kiet Hoang, Quang Thiep Lam, Suan Li Mai, Dang Hung Nguyen, Duc Hiep Nguyen, Van Hieu Nguyen, Luong Quang Nguyen, Thanh Van Tran, Duy-Thoai Pham School of Chemical Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2166, Australia Source: Science In “China’s […]

Call for support for Vietnamese blogger behind bars for more than two years

Posted on Nov 22, 2011 in Media Coverage & Events, News & More | No Comments
Call for support for Vietnamese blogger behind bars for more than two years

Source: RSF Reporters Without Borders expresses its gravest concern over the fate of the Vietnamese blogger and democratic activist Nguyen Tien Trung, in custody for more than two years and sentenced in January last year to seven years’ imprisonment and three years’ house arrest for subversion. “We request the immediate and unconditional release of de […]

Angry words over East Asian seas

Posted on Oct 21, 2011 in News & More | No Comments
Angry words over East Asian seas

David Cyranoski Nature 478, 293-294 (2011) Chinese territorial claims propel science into choppy waters. Clashes at sea. Disputed borders. It is not the usual stuff of science. But researchers and scientific journals are being pulled into long-simmering border disputes between China and its neighbours. Confrontations involving research vessels are raising tensions in the region, while […]

Uncharted territory

Posted on Oct 21, 2011 in News & More | No Comments
Uncharted territory

Nature 478, 285 (20 October 2011) Political maps that seek to advance disputed territorial claims have no place in scientific papers. Researchers should keep relationships cordial by depoliticizing their work. Muhammad Ali observed that the wars of nations are fought to change maps — and he was a man who knew how to fight. Yet […]

China contaminates Scientific Journals with South East Sea’s dispute

Posted on Oct 21, 2011 in News & More | No Comments
China contaminates Scientific Journals with South East Sea’s dispute

Dear my friends, In early August, some Vietnamese scientists found in the article: “China’s Demographic History and Future Challenges” published on Science Magazine, Vol 333 (6042), from page 581 to 587, the author Xizhe Peng from China deliberately attached “9-dotted water line” into Chinese map. Share

Concerns rise about jailed Vietnamese blogger

Posted on Sep 11, 2011 in News & More | No Comments
Concerns rise about jailed Vietnamese blogger

Source: CPJ Bangkok, July 27, 2011–The Committee to Protect Journalists is gravely concerned about the health of Nguyen Van Hai, a Vietnamese blogger held in government detention since April 2008, and calls for his immediate and unconditional release on humanitarian grounds. On July 5, a prison guard where Hai is believed to be held in […]

China’s map incorrectly claiming most of Southeast Asia Sea as her territorial waters

Posted on Sep 10, 2011 in News & More | No Comments
China’s map incorrectly claiming most of Southeast Asia Sea as her territorial waters

08 September 2011 RE: China’s map incorrectly claiming most of Southeast Asia Sea as her territorial waters Dear Sir: We are a group of Vietnamese academics and professionals living in Vietnamand various parts of the world. We wish to alert your publication to the cartographic legerdemain that academics and professionals from China have been using […]

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