Author Archives: Doan Trang

Had there not been a sudden inspection by the Ministry of Information and Communication, Mr. Kim Quoc Hoa may have been granted an award for his efforts to fight corruption.

Chief-editor prosecuted under Article 258

Mr. Kim Quoc Hoa, former chief-editor of the Nguoi Cao Tuoi [the Elderly], has just been prosecuted for “abusing democratic freedoms to infringe upon the State’s interests, the legitimate rights and interests of organizations and/or citizens” under Article 258 of…

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Another member of “Green Hanoi” assaulted and injured

Hanoi – At 7:30 AM on 5/11/15, Mr. Nguyen Chi Tuyen (a.k.a. blogger Anh Chi), a human rights activist in Hanoi, was suddenly attacked by 5 masked men while he was taking his kid to school on Ngoc Thuy St. in…

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TPP and the fanciful tales

As the Vietnamese government is trying to conclude their negotiations, the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement (TPP) becomes one of the most popular topics in political discussions in the country. For democracy and human rights activists, it provokes debates on…

Plainclothes police were filming the environment activists.

Voters barred from meeting national assembly members

A group of young, pro-democracy constituents on Friday were barred from entering a meeting between voters of Hoan Kiem district and the delegation of Hanoi national assembly deputies. In their previous public announcement, the Hanoi National Assembly delegation said they…

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Environmentalists exert more pressure on Hanoi authority

VNRN – The group “For A Green Hanoi” on Wednesday has met up with the “Citizen Meeting” office of the local People’s Committee to hand in a list of unanswered question, taking a step further in their cause to protect trees in…

Traffic jams are reported at 9am on avenues that lead to the capital of Hanoi.

Post-holiday “overpopulation” in urban cities

Thousands of people are flocking back to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city to start their working week after the six-day holiday. Photo courtesy of the VnExpress. In Vietnam, April 30 and May Day are a national holiday. April 30,…

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“Anti-state” Dieu Cay meets US President

US President Barack Obama on Friday held a talk with blogger Nguyen Van Hai (aka. Dieu Cay), who used to be considered “anti-state” and sentenced to almost 15 years of imprisonment by the police-dominated courts in Vietnam. The meeting is particularly…