Human rights

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Vietnam to host 44th meeting of Asia-Pacific News Agencies

The Vietnam News Agency will host the 44th Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA) meeting in Hanoi this week under the theme of “For Professional and Innovative Journalism.”At this meeting from April 18 to 20, the OANA executive board will mainly focus on three contents, ...

US Human Rights Report still includes unobjective assessments on VN's actual situation

Although the US latest report on human right practices acknowledges Viet Nam’s achievements in protecting human rights, it still includes some assessments that are not objective and do not reflect the actual situation in Viet Nam.Keep reading ...

Quang Minh

Law ensures citizens’ right to information access

The Ministry of Justice and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) co-held a seminar in Hanoi  on December 24 to introduce leaflets on the Law on Access to InformationCatherine Phuong, a UNDP representative in Vietnam, ensuring people’s right to information access is one of the ...

Vietnam tells Facebook to remove 'toxic information'

Facebook’s vice president of public policy for the Asia-Pacific, Simon Milner, expressed his company’s readiness to support Vietnam in areas relevant to the digital era. Facebook will discuss with Vietnam issues that many other countries also face, especially cybersecurity, and the two sides agreed to ...

Viet Tuan

Dong Nai: 20 sentenced for disturbing public order

The People’s Court of Bien Hoa city, the southern province of Dong Nai, on July 30 handed out sentences ranging from 12 months probation to 18 months in prison to 20 defendants under the charge of “causing public disorder” pursuant to Clause 1, Article 318 ...

VNA Reporter

Vietnam jails another 10 SEZ law protestors for blocking traffic

A court in the central province of Binh Thuan sentenced Pham Sang, 26, to three years and six months in jail on Monday for disturbing public order during protests that broke out against the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) draft law on June 10 and 11. ...

Tu Huynh

Major online newspaper suspended for three months in Vietnam

Prominent news site Tuoi Tre Online has been suspended after the Press Authority deemed it had published “untrue,” “nationally divisive” content. The announcement was made late on Monday by Luu Dinh Phuc, Director General of the Press Authority under the Ministry of Information and Communication.Keep ...

Vo Hai

Vietnam’s New Cyber Law Could Hobble Foreign Investors and Limit Basic Freedoms

Vietnam’s controversial new cybersecurity law may dent the country’s well-honed image as a darling of foreign investors, particularly those operating in the information technology space. Keep reading ...

Murray Hiebert

Vietnam arrests 8 people after economic zone law protests

Vietnamese police have arrested eight more people after protests a week ago over a proposed law on special economic zones that protesters fear would fall in the hands of Chinese investors.Keep reading   ...

AP Reporter

Persons in custody allowed to use scriptures, express religious belief

People in temporary custody or detention are now allowed to read scriptures and express their religious beliefs, according to a decree recently issued by the Government.Keep reading ...

Chi Kien

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