About www.Vietnamrightnow.com

www.Vietnamrightnow.com: The most up-to-date, accurate and objective information on human rights in Vietnam.

Vietnam does not yet have a functional civil society. Freedom of expression is recognized in law but in practice, no privately-owned or independent newspapers are allowed. As a result, human rights defenders, lawyers, journalists, bloggers, and civil society activists are routinely harassed, persecuted and prosecuted for their work in defense of civil and political rights.

To promote press freedom and the development of a true independent civil society, a network of activists, thinkers and doers, in and outside of Vietnam, team up to develop and run ‘www.vietnamrightnow.com‘, an online news portal, in English. Our aim is to disseminate the most up-to-date, accurate and objective information on the current political and social conditions in Vietnam. Here we also house a database of past and present political prisoners of conscience of Vietnam so that anyone can get access to the particulars of each case.

As the premier news portal of its kind, VietnamRightNow is the world’s window to human rights in Vietnam. Right now.


Editor: Hao-Nhien Vu