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VIETNAM - CORONAVIRUS: S'approvisionner en vaccins, un casse tête pour le dragon vietnamien !
07.06.2021 (Gavroche Thaïlande) - Les chambres de commerce américaine, européenne, britannique et australienne disent qu'elles ne peuvent pas faire grand-chose pour aider le Vietnam à s'approvisionner en vaccins Covid-19 rapidement comme certains l'ont suggéré. ...

Covid-19: Tokyo to send vaccine doses to Hanoi
07.06.2021 by Ngoc Lan (AsiaNews) - 1.2 million doses of AstraZeneca already sent to Taiwan. Covid-19 cases rising since April and only 1% of the Vietnamese population vaccinated. The cooperation between Japan and Vietnam also concerns the dispute with China over the islands in the South China Sea. ...

Why Vietnam Needs to Adopt a Biological Defense Strategy
07.06.2021 By Phuong Pham (The Diplomat) - Despite its initial success, COVID-19 has revealed Vietnam’s lack of preparedness for biological threats.
Once regarded as a role model for its successful containment of COVID-19, Vietnam is now in the midst of its fourth wave, ...

COVID: Vietnam PM tells officials to ease virus restrictions
07.06.2021 (Taipei Times) - Bloomberg - Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on Saturday called on local governments to ease overly strict pandemic prevention measures that affect production and business activity, and prevent the nation from achieving its dual goals of fighting the virus and developing the economy. ...

Südostasien ächzt unter Welle - Corona erfasst die Vorzeigestaaten
05.06.2021 Von Kai Stoppel (n-tv) - Im vergangenen Jahr zieht das Coronavirus um den Erdball - doch Südostasien ist kaum betroffen. Die Fallzahlen sind niedrig, Todesfälle gibt es kaum. Länder wie Thailand und Vietnam werden für ihr konsequentes Vorgehen gelobt. Doch plötzlich scheint das nichts mehr zu nutzen: Eine Corona-Welle rollt durch die Region. ...

'They Would Call Me Dragon Lady': The Complexity of Speaking Up as an Asian American Woman
04.06.2021 by Christine Lagorio-Chafkin (Inc) - The co-founder of Omni Bev and Luxie Beauty has faced racism and a spectrum of stereotypes. Now she's opening up about her fear--and her optimism for the future. ...

UAE suspends entry from Vietnam in latest Coronavirus precautions
04.06.2021 (ArabNews) - DUBAI: Entry into the UAE from Vietnam is being suspended for all incoming passengers on national and foreign carriers, and those carrying transit passengers, starting June 5, 2021 ...

Vietnam Bans All Religious Events After Protestant Church Service Triggers COVID Cluster
04.06.2021 by Maggie Gile (Newsweek) - Vietnam banned public gatherings of more than 10 people for the next two weeks, including religious gatherings, as they crack down on a COVID-19 cluster that appeared at a church, the Associated Press reported. ...

Viet Thanh Nguyens grandioser Roman »Die Idealisten« - Der Spion, der nichts liebte
03.06.2021 Von Marcus Müntefering (Der Spiegel) - In Viet Thanh Nguyens neuem Roman »Die Idealisten« hat es den Helden aus dem Umerziehungslager nach Paris verschlagen – starke Fortsetzung des Bestsellers »Der Sympathisant«. ...

WHO rules out new 'hybrid' Covid-19 variant in Vietnam
03.06.2021 (France24) - A coronavirus variant that Vietnamese authorities thought was a combination of the Indian and UK strains is not a new hybrid but part of the existing Indian strain, the World Health Organization's (WHO) representative in Vietnam told Nikkei. ...

Vietnamese Facebook User Draws Seven-Year Prison Term for ‘Anti-State’ Writings
02.06.2021 (RFA) - Dang Hoang Minh is the latest to be jailed for writings 'opposing the State' under Article 117 of Vietnam's Penal Code
A court in southern Vietnam’s southern Hau Giang province on Wednesday sentenced a Facebook user to seven years in prison for posting writings said by prosecutors to have misrepresented state policies, Vietnamese sources said. ...

Vietnamese Police Issue Nationwide ‘Special Warrant’ for Fugitive Journalist
02.06.2021 (RFA) - The special warrant and widespread media coverage are typically used only in the case of dangerous criminals, one source says.
Vietnamese authorities have issued a special warrant calling for the arrest of an independent journalist who evaded police following an attempt last week to detain him at his home in Hanoi, placing notices in major media outlets around the country on Tuesday ...

Le Vietnam suspend certains vols internationaux après la découverte d’un variant « très dangereux
01.06.2021 (Forbes) - Le Vietnam va suspendre les vols internationaux à destination de sa capitale Hanoi cette semaine et renforcer les restrictions dans la ville en raison d’une nouvelle vague de cas de Covid-19, a annoncé le gouvernement lundi, ...

Vietnam meldet neue Virusmutante – was darüber bereits bekannt ist
01.06.2021 von Ilona Kriesl (Stern) - Vietnam hat eine neue Variante des Coronavirus gemeldet. Sie vereint offenbar Merkmale der bereits bekannten britischen wie auch der indischen Variante, die ab sofort Alpha und Delta heißen. ...

Hilferufe aus Vietnam und Malaysia – zu wenig Impfstoffe und neue Lockdowns
31.05.2021 Manfred Rist, Phnom Penh (NZZ) - Lange galt Vietnam als Vorbild bei der Bekämpfung von Covid-19. Doch seit Ende April steigen die Infektionen, und es gibt nicht genügend Impfstoffe. Nun bittet Hanoi die USA um Unterstützung. ...

Police raid people-smuggling network in Germany, Slovakia
31.05.2021 (DW) - Police have carried out raids across Germany, as well as in Slovakia, in an operation against people smuggling gangs. Thay made two arrrests and found dozens of individuals at properties in several German states. ...

Kriminalität - Halle (Saale) : Großrazzia gegen Schleuser: Menschenhandel mit Vietnamesen
31.05.2021 (SZ) - Berlin/Bratislava (dpa) - Mit einer großen Razzia in mehreren Bundesländern und der Slowakei ist die Polizei gegen eine vietnamesische Schleuserbande vorgegangen. ...

Covid-19 au Vietnam : Hanoï annonce que l’arrivée des vols internationaux est suspendue à partir de mardi
31.05.2021 (Le Parisien) - Le Vietnam a annoncé ce lundi qu’à partir de mardi, l’arrivée des vols internationaux sur son sol allait être suspendue. Le pays fait face à une nouvelle vague de contaminations au Covid-19. ...

Coronavirus digest: Vietnam to test all 9 million residents in largest city
31.05.2021 (DW) - Vietnam is planning to test all 9 million people in its largest city for the coronavirus as it imposed further restrictions in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday to tackle a growing COVID-19 outbreak. ...

Vietnam Suspends Some International Flights After Discovering ‘Very Dangerous’ Coronavirus Variant Combining India And U.K. Strains
31.05.2021 Alison Durkee (Forbes) - Vietnam will suspend international flights into its capital city Hanoi this week and tighten restrictions in the city amid a new surge of Covid-19 cases, the government announced Monday ...

Vietnam: Behörden wollen 13 Millionen Menschen auf Corona testen lassen
30.05.2021 von Daniel Dillmann (Frankfurter Rundschau) - Die Behörden in Vietnam kämpfen gegen eine neuartige Variante des Coronavirus. Sie soll Ähnlichkeiten zu bisherigen Mutanten besitzen – und höchst ansteckend sein. ...

Vietnam, facing a surge and a new variant, tightens restrictions in its largest city
30.05.2021 By Richard C. Paddock (NYT) - Vietnam, which is coping with its worst outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, announced new restrictions for its largest city on Sunday, a day after its health minister said a “very dangerous” new variant of the coronavirus had been detected in the country. ...

Covid-19: un variant « très dangereux, beaucoup plus transmissible », découvert au Vietnam
30.05.2021 (intelligences) - Ce nouveau variant se propage très rapidement dans le pays, alors que le Vietnam semblait jusque-là très peu touché par le Covid-19. ...

Vietnam berichtet von neuer Variante des Coronavirus
29.05.2021 (Süddeutsche Zeitung) - Hanoi (dpa) - In Vietnam ist nach offiziellen Angaben der Regierung eine neue Variante des Coronavirus entdeckt worden. ...

Vietnam coronavirus outbreak threatens to disrupt tech supply chain
28.05.2021 (CNA) - A rapidly spreading COVID-19 outbreak has left factories operating below capacity in Vietnam's industrial northern provinces, where suppliers for Apple, Samsung and other global tech firms are located, industry sources said. ...

Vietnamese Police Go to Arrest Journalist, Miss Him at Home
26.05.2021 (RFA) - Police in Vietnam’s capital Hanoi tried on Tuesday to arrest an independent journalist charged with reporting on corruption and other issues deemed politically sensitive by authorities, but missed him at home, taking away a laptop computer and two mobile phones instead. ...

Taiwan und Vietnam verschärfen Corona-Maßnahmen
25.05.2021 (Der Spiegel) - Lange galt Südostasien als Vorzeigeregion in der Coronapandemie. Nun schießen die Fallzahlen in Taiwan und Vietnam in die Höhe. Die Länder reagieren mit strengen Maßnahmen – doch es fehlt an Impfstoff. ...

Vietnam's COVID resurgence prompts strict new lockdowns
25.05.2021 Author Hugh Bohane (Da Nang) (DW) - Vietnam is currently experiencing a record high in new COVID cases. Authorities are locking down entire streets, closing businesses, and curbing tourism to stop the spread. ...

Vietnam expands COVID-19 lockdown measures as infections hit record
25.05.2021 (CNA) - HANOI: Vietnam widened lockdown measures in its industrialised north on Tuesday (May 25) to combat its biggest COVID-19 outbreak so far, as authorities reported a daily record in new cases that was more than double the previous high. ...

Chinese President Xi Jinping calls for greater cooperation with Vietnam after leadership overhaul
25.05.2021 Sarah Zheng (SCMP) - Xi urges both sides to expand trade and infrastructure connectivity in call to new President Nguyen Xuan Phuc ...

Las diferentes caras de la igualdad de género en la política de Vietnam
24.05.2021 The 88 Project, Traducido por Gabriela Garcia Calderon Orbe (Global Voices) - El Gobierno vietnamita presume de sus logros en la búsqueda de la igualdad de género. Refiriéndose a la proporción de mujeres representantes en la Asamblea Nacional de Vietnam, que es del 27 %, el Gobierno insiste en su mito del desarrollo progresivo de la política vietnamita y, a veces, incluso en su superioridad sobre otros países en este ámbito. ...

Civis-Medienpreis für Podcasterinnen von »Rice and Shine«
21.05.2021 (Der Spiegel) - Die beiden Journalistinnen Vanessa Vu und Minh Thu Tran erinnern in einem Podcast an einen Mordanschlag von Rechtsradikalen in Hamburg im Jahr 1980 – dafür erhalten sie den »Top Award« der Civis-Stiftung. ...

Frauen wollen Repräsentation - Am Sonntag wird in Vietnam die Nationalversammlung gewählt
21.05.2021 Von Julia Behrens, Hanoi (Neues Deutschland) - Im Vorfeld der Wahl zur Nationalversammlung in Vietnam kämpfen Frauen für eine bessere Vertretung im Parlament. Dabei ist die Auswahl an Kandidierenden im Ein-Parteien-System Vietnams bereits im Vorfeld beschränkt. ...

China and the US: Who Has More Influence in Vietnam?
21.05.2021 By Mengzhen Xia and Dingding Chen (The Diplomat) - According to the latest Asian Barometer Survey, China has more influence – but a less positive image – in Vietnam compared to United States. ...

Vietnam's 4th wave of Covid-19 is its first 'real wave', after earlier blips
21.05.2021 Tan Hui Yee (The StraitsTimes) - Vietnam's fourth Covid-19 wave, which began late last month, is the country's biggest yet. ...

Covid-19 au Vietnam : bilan humain, vaccination et mesures préventives
21.05.2021 (LePetitJournal) - La quatrième vague épidémique poursuit sa course à travers 30 villes et provinces vietnamiennes, incitant le gouvernement à accélérer le déploiement de la campagne nationale de vaccination et à multiplier les mesures préventives, à l'image de la fermeture des petits restaurants saïgonnais ce vendredi à 18 h. ...

Vietnam: Stop silencing independent voices ahead of election
20.05.2021 (Article 19) - The recent arrests of independent candidates running in the upcoming National Assembly election, apparently in reprisal for their social media activity, underscores the intolerance that the Vietnamese government has for critical voices, said ARTICLE 19. ...

COVID-19 Continues to Spread in Vietnam’s North
20.05.2021 By Sebastian Strangio (The Diplomat) - Vietnam’s outbreak highlights the fact that victories against the coronavirus are fragile and easily reversed. Yesterday, the Vietnamese government reported 175 new locally transmitted infections of COVID-19, bringing the country’s total confirmed cases to 4,690. ...

Amid anti-Asian hate, I know my country has my back: Vietnamese American congresswoman
20.05.2021 Stephanie Murphy (USAToday) - Some will always regard me and other Asian Americans as less than fully American because of how we look. But patriots come in every color and creed. ...

As Banks Shun Coal, Vietnam Emerges an Unlikely Solar Champion
19.05.2021 By Nguyen Dieu Tu Uyen, Dan Murtaugh and John Boudreau (Bloomberg News) - Even countries with weak climate goals are getting swept up in the global clean energy transition. ...

49 Migranten vor belgischer Küste gerettet
19.05.2021 (Die Zeit) -  Die belgischen Behörden haben 49 Migrantinnen und Migranten aus Seenot gerettet. Das Boot mit Menschen, die größtenteils aus Vietnam stammen, sei während einer Überfahrt nach Großbritannien auf dem Ärmelkanal in Not geraten, teilte die Staatsanwaltschaft Brügge mit. ...

Dozens of migrants rescued off the coast of Belgium
19.05.2021 (euronews) - Belgian authorities have rescued 49 migrants off the coast on Wednesday morning. Most of them are of Vietnamese origin, and probably seeking to reach England by boat, according to Bruges' prosecutor. ...

First US general of Vietnamese descent recalls harrowing escape from war
19.05.2021 By Joseph Lacdan (Army News Service) - WASHINGTON -- On a spring day in 1975, 9-year-old Viet X. Luong huddled with his family on a hot tarmac. ...

Vietnam’s National Assembly Vote: A Futile Gesture
19.05.2021 By Mu Sochua (The Diplomat) - The May 23 election is designed to affix a rubber stamp to the Vietnamese Communist Party’s monopoly on political power. As in previous elections, the Vietnamese Communist Party (VCP), which runs one of the few remaining single-party states in the world, is expected to dominate the polls and extend its rule for the next five years. ...

One of the world's most prolific hackers wants to say sorry

18.05.2021 LIEN HOANG (Nikkei Asia) - When I first meet Ngo Minh Hieu -- the once-notorious teen hacker who rose from a quiet Vietnamese seaside town to become what U.S. authorities have described as one of the most prolific identity thieves ever to grace a federal prison ...

Vietnam: Pham Doan Trang wird Ehrenmitglied des deutschen PEN
18.05.2021 (PEN-Zentrum Deutschland) - Das deutsche PEN-Zentrum ernennt die unabhängige Journalistin Pham Doan Trang zum Ehrenmitglied und fordert deren sofortige Freilassung. Sie gilt als eine der bekanntesten Kritikerinnen der vietnamesischen Regierung ...

Do China and Vietnam Have Similar Alliance Policies?
18.05.2021 By Khang Vu (The Diplomat) - Despite obvious areas of friction between China and Vietnam, their alliance policies are more similar than is often acknowledged. ...

Konzern aus Vietnam gegen Blogger: Autos, über jede Kritik erhaben
17.05.2021 Marina Mai (taz) - BERLIN - Der vietnamesische Autofabrikant Vinfast drängt auf den westlichen Markt. Dabei stört ihn ein Youtuber – dieser wird nun als „Volksfeind“ denunziert. ...

East Asia Pacific - Philippines Ignores China Fishing Ban in Disputed Waters
14.05.2021 By Ralph Jennings (VOA) - TAIPEI, TAIWAN - The Philippine government took another step this month in opposing China by telling its vast fishing fleet to ignore Beijing’s annual fishing ban in the South China Sea, where the two countries are locked in a sovereignty dispute. ...

Vietnamesische Landrechtsaktivisten zu acht Jahren Haft verurteilt
07/05/2021 Hong-An Duong (Forum Vietnam 21) - Ein Gericht in der nordvietnamesischen Provinz Hoa Binh hat am 06.05.2021 die Landrechtsaktivistin Can Thi Theu und ihren Sohn Trinh Ba Tu zu jeweils acht Jahren Haft und zu weiteren drei Jahren Hausarrest verurteilt. ...

China Seen Increasing Control in Disputed Asian Sea with Revised Maritime Law
07.05.2021 By Ralph Jennings (VOA) - TAIPEI - Analysts are raising concerns that a Chinese update to its maritime traffic law will help Beijing tighten control over disputed Asian seas by legalizing interception of foreign vessels and authorizing fines against their operators. ...

Independent Journalists Arrested in Vietnam
07.05.2021 (VOA) - The United States is concerned about Nguyen Thanh Nha, Doan Kien Giang, and Nguyen Phuoc Trung Bao, three independent journalists who were arrested by Vietnamese authorities on April 20th, as well as their colleague, Truong Chau Huu Danh, who was detained in late December. ...

Vietnam arrests banned book publisher's distributor
07.05.2021 (UCAnews) - The Public Security Department in Vietnam’s Phu Yen province arrested Nguyen Bao Tien on May 5 for restoring and spreading anti-state material. ...

Vietnamese Mother, Son Draw Eight-Year Prison Terms for Land-Rights Activism
05.05.2021 (RFA) - A court in northern Vietnam’s Hoa Binh province on Wednesday sentenced land-rights activist Can Thi Theu and her son Trinh Ba Tu to eight years in prison each for posting online articles and livestream videos criticizing the government for its handling of a deadly land-rights clash last year. ...

Vietnam: Free Democracy Activist Mother, Sons
04.05.2021 (Human Rights Watch) - (New York) – Family Members Face Trial for Criticizing Government. The Vietnamese authorities should immediately release the democracy campaigner Can Thi Theu and her two sons and drop all charges against them, Human Rights Watch said today. ...

At Vietnam’s southern tip, mangroves defend the land from the encroaching sea
02.05.2021 (South Africa Today) - Bordered by the sea on two sides and exposed to typhoons and rising sea levels, Vietnam’s Ca Mau province is among the most vulnerable regions of a country expected to face some of the worst future impacts from climate change. ...

Dong Tam Prisoners Sent to New Jails Far From Home
29.04.2021 (RFA) - Twelve villagers serving prison terms for their roles in a violent land-rights clash in Dong Tam outside Hanoi last year have been transferred from their former prison to detention centers far from their homes, placing a new burden on family members hoping to visit, sources say. ...

Vietnamese Journalist Gets Eight Years for ‘Anti-State’ Writings
24.04.2021 (RFA) - A court in Vietnam sentenced a journalist to eight years Friday for writing anti-state stories and sharing them on social media, her lawyer told RFA. ...

Top Software Development Companies in Vietnam – Shortlisted by The Vietnam Software Industry Insights
23.04.2021 By Thanh Pham (SiteProNews) - Owning an office located in Hanoi – Vietnam, VINASA is an organization established with the aim of creating a new industry of the country – the software industry. ...

Global firms dominate Vietnam electronics exports
23.04.2021 (Retail News Asia) - In the first quarter this year, exports of phones and components were worth $14.1 billion, 99 percent of it by foreign firms. ...

Exports from Vietnam to EU reach US$10 billion in first quarter of 2021
23.04.2021 by Mette Larsen (ScandAsia) - A new Investment Review (VIR) report citing data from the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT), shows that Vietnamese exports to the EU have seen an 18 percent on-year growth ...

Japan, Thailand, Vietnam Vie with China for Influence in Impoverished, Landlocked Laos
23.04.2021 By Ralph Jennings (VOA) - TAIPEI - Laos is getting a new round of aid and investment offers this year as foreign governments hope to dilute China’s increasing influence over the poor, landlocked country, observers in the region say. ...

Human Rights Law NGO Hits Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand for Using Coronavirus to Control Media
22.04.2021 Eugene Whong (RFA) - An international human rights law NGO Thursday criticized the governments of Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam for using the COVID-19 pandemic to enact new laws that would allow them to more tightly control the media. ...

Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam
22.04.2021 (Reporters without borders) - Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate release of three Vietnamese journalists who were arrested this week after denouncing abuses by two senior officials, and urges the authorities to stop hounding journalists trying to provide their fellow-citizens with independent reporting. ...

Vietnamese Facebook User Jailed for Two Years for ‘Abusing Democratic Rights’
22.04.2021 (RFA) - A court in southern Vietnam’s Can Tho City on Thursday sentenced a Facebook user to two years in prison for posting articles and livestream videos criticizing Vietnam’s communist government online, family members and media sources said. ...

Vietnamese land activists to go on trial - Mother and son accused of anti-state campaign declare their innocence from detention in jail
22.04.2021 (UCA News) - A well-known female activist and her son, who both help victims of forcible evictions in northern Vietnam, are set to stand trial for an alleged anti-state campaign as part of the government’s crackdown on dissidents. ...

Nouveau coup de filet de la police vietnamienne : trois reporters indépendants arrêtés
22.04.2021 (Reporters sans frontières) - Les trois journalistes avaient récemment dénoncé les malversations de deux cadres du parti au pouvoir. Reporters sans frontières (RSF) exige leur libération immédiate, et appelle les autorités à cesser de harceler systématiquement les reporters qui tentent de fournir une information indépendante à leurs concitoyens. ...

Three Vietnamese Journalists Arrested Over Reporting on ‘Toll Booth’ Schemes
21.04.2021 (RFA) - Police in southern Vietnam’s Can Tho city on Tuesday arrested three independent journalists connected with the publishing of articles online last year criticizing tollbooths set up under a controversial infrastructure funding program, state media sources said. ...

ASIA/VIETNAM - A "year of grace" for the diocese of Nha Trang, in the footsteps of Cardinal Van Thuan
19.04.2021 (Agenzia Fides) - Nha Trang (Agenzia Fides) - He is a spiritual son and a successor of the former Bishop of the diocese of Nha Trang, Venerable Cardinal Francis Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan, who greatly influenced his priestly life and his episcopal ministry ...

Sie war ein Popstar in Vietnam – heute ist Mai Khoi eine Dissidentin im Exil
19.04.2021 Katrin Büchenbacher (NZZ) - Do Nguyen Mai Khoi betritt die Bühne, streckt den Pokal und das Zertifikat in die Höhe, lächelt in die Kameras. Dann nimmt sie das Mikrofon in die Hand. «Das ist mein bisher grösster Erfolg», haucht sie. Ihre Stimme bricht. Die Tränen in den Augen wirken echt.
Bei den Wahlen 2016 nominieren sich mit Mai Khoi gleich zwölf Aktivisten selbst. Doch schon im Vorfeld streichen die Machthaber viele der unabhängigen Kandidaten unter einem Vorwand wieder von den Wahllisten – auch Mai Khoi. ...

Jailed Vietnamese RFA Blogger ‘Haggard,’ Showing Signs of Mental Decline at An Phuoc
19.04.2021 (RFA) - A jailed Vietnamese blogger serving an 11-year prison term for writing articles criticizing Vietnam’s government is showing signs of poor health and mental decline in the prison to which he was moved last week, his wife said Monday. ...
 
As in China, migrant workers in Southeast Asia are leaving behind a generation of children

18.04.2021 Sen Nguyen (SCMP) - Thach Di Thi Phuong Thuy and her husband have their eyes glued to a smartphone screen in their tiny studio apartment in an industrial township near Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. ...

US removes Vietnam, Switzerland from currency manipulator list
16.04.2021 (Al Jazeera) - Vietnam and Switzerland have been removed from the list of nations labelled by the United States as currency manipulators, reversing a decision made by the Trump administration in December. ...

EU-Freihandelsabkommen - Menschenrechte als Vertragsbedingung
16.04.2021 Von Caspar Dohmen (Deutschlandfunk) - Wenn die EU mit anderen Ländern Freihandelsabkommen schließt, dann soll es nicht nur um zollfreien Warenverkehr gehen, sondern auch um soziale und ökologische Standards. Der Handelsvertrag mit Vietnam ist seit letztem Jahr in Kraft, der Handel floriert. Doch profitieren davon auch Mensch und Umwelt? ...

Vietnam: Wieder Verhaftung einer Regimekritikerin
10.04.2021 jobo72 (JoBosBlog) - In Vietnam wurde erneut eine prominente Menschenrechtsaktivistin inhaftiert: Nguyen Thuy Hanh. Sie setzt sich für die Opfer des kommunistischen Regimes in Vietnam ein. ...

Menschenrechtsaktivistin in Vietnam inhaftiert
08.04.2021 (evangelisch.de) - Frankfurt a.M., Hanoi (epd). Amnesty International hat die Inhaftierung einer Aktivistin in Vietnam verurteilt und ihre sofortige Freilassung gefordert. ...

Libérons Pham Doan Trang !
07.04.2021 RSF en français (RSF Twitter Media Studio) - cela fait six mois que la journaliste Pham Doan Trang, lauréate du prix #RSF en 2019, est maintenue en détention arbitraire. ...

Free Pham Doan Trang
07.04.2021 (RSF Twitter Media Studio) - #Vietnam's journalist and #RSF laureate Pham Doan Trang was arrested six months ago. No news of her since then. ...

Winning: Vietnam Defends A Line In The Sand
03.04.2021 (Strategy Page) - Since 2019 Vietnam has been visibly improving its military facilities on several of the Spratly islands that China has been claiming even though the islands are closer to Vietnam and were often occupied by Vietnamese civilian or military facilities. ...

Vietnam: Journalists and media watchdogs fear increased persecution
03.04.2021 (IFEX) - With the conclusion of the 13th Party Congress, watchdog groups foresee continued or worsened suppression of press freedom in Vietnam. ...

Vietnamese people accuse H&M of kowtowing to Beijing over 'problematic map'
02.04.2021 by Vicente Vera (San José Spotlight) - Despite a fear of anti-Asian violence hanging over their heads, some Vietnamese residents lined up as early as 4 a.m. to get a COVID-19 vaccine at a new mobile clinic this week ...

Vietnamese people accuse H&M of kowtowing to Beijing over 'problematic map'
02.04.2021 (aninews) Social media users in Vietnam have accused Swedish fashion retailer H&M of kowtowing to Beijing after the company agreed to change the map online to show disputed territories in South China as part of China. ...

Pour résister à Pékin, l’“Alliance du thé au lait”
02.04.2021 Octave Larmagnac-Matheron (Philosophe Magazine) - La répression s’aggrave en Birmanie, où les manifestations contre la junte militaire continuent depuis février : plus de cent opposants ont été tués samedi dernier. Les condamnations ne se sont pas fait attendre. ...

Vietnam Asks U.S., Japan and EU for Help Accessing Vaccines
02.04.2021 Mai Ngoc Chau & Nguyen Dieu Tu Uyen (Bloomberg News) - Vietnam is seeking assistance from the U.S., Japan, European Union and United Nations organizations to help it obtain Covid-19 vaccines, according to a post on the Ministry of Health’s website. ...

Jailed Vietnamese Democracy Advocate Launches New Hunger Strike
02.04.2021 (RFA) - Jailed Vietnamese democracy activist Tran Huynh Duy Thuc has begun a new hunger strike, his third since October, aimed at reducing his 16-year sentence for subversion to five years in line with revisions to the penal code passed after his 2010 conviction, family members say. ...

Em, un livre très court qui nous emporte très loin
02.04.2021 (Baz'art) - "Em" est un livre très court qui nous emporte très loin, il faut en dire très peu, presque ne rien savoir. C’est une écriture sèche et blanche qui va formidablement bien avec le sujet qu'utilise la romancière Kim Thúy pour son quatrième roman...

Vietnam: Fresh crackdown as National Assembly election looms
01.04.2021 (Amnesty International) - The Vietnamese authorities must end their crackdown on independent election candidates and critical voices, Amnesty International warned, ahead of the country’s National Assembly elections scheduled to take place on 23 May. ...

Indonesia Ventures Cautiously Into a Defense Pact
01.04.2021 (Asia Sentinel) - With its own security increasingly at stake in ‘China’s Lake,” Jakarta aligns with Tokyo.
The announcement was thin, to put it mildly. After two days of talks involving both sides defense and foreign ministers, Japan and Indonesia agreed to cooperate in defense procurement.

Vietnam receives over 800,000 AstraZeneca doses through COVAX
01.04.2021 (dpa) - Hanoi – Vietnam received 811,200 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine on Thursday morning, marking the first time the country has received vaccine doses through the international COVAX initiative, state media reported on Thursday....

Vietnamese Activist Sent Back to Detention After Mental Hospital Stay for ‘Evaluation’
01.04.2021 (RFA) - Detained Vietnamese land-rights activist Trinh Ba Phuong was returned this week to his former detention camp from a mental hospital in Hanoi, where he was sent for evaluation after refusing to cooperate with police investigators ...

The price of dissent: Women and political activism in Vietnam
31.03.2021 Written by The 88 Project (Global Voices) - ... The lack of female representation at the pinnacle of Vietnamese politics makes the contribution of female activists even more impressive. ...

Vietnam jails Facebook user for 10 years for spreading 'anti-state propaganda' posts
31.03.2021 (News24) - The ruling Communist Party of Vietnam has once again cracked down on dissent and criticism.
Activist Vu Tien Chi, 55, was on Tuesday jailed for 10 year ...

Vietnamese Activists Facing Death Refuse to Plead for Amnesty, Asserting Innocence
29.03.2021 (RFA) - Two Vietnamese land-rights activists facing the death penalty after being convicted for their roles in a deadly clash with police last year at the Dong Tam commune outside Hanoi are refusing to ask for amnesty in the case, saying the move would amount to a confession of their guilt. ...

Viet Nam: activist tortured, held in solitary confinement for over 300 days
23.03.2021 (Amnesty International) - The Vietnamese authorities must immediately end their torture and other ill-treatment of political activist Nguyễn Văn Đức Độ and release him immediately and unconditionally, Amnesty International said today. ...

Vietnamese Doctor Charged With ‘Harming People’s Trust in the Party’
23.03.2021 (RFA) - Police in north-central Vietnam’s Nghe An province arrested the owner of a private clinic on Monday, accusing the physician of undermining people’s trust in the Communist Party in a series of articles posted on social media, state media sources said. ...

Vietnamese Land Activist Sent to Mental Hospital for Refusing to Speak to Police
22.03.2021 (RFA) - Vietnamese land-rights activist Trinh Ba Phuong is being held in a state-run mental hospital after being transferred from his former detention center, according to his wife, who was informed of his whereabouts on Monday. ...

Internet et droits humains : déconnecter, mais à quel prix ?
22.03.2021 Par Clémence Maquet (siecledigital) - 2020 est l’année qui a mis au centre de nos vies la technologie, sous fond de pandémie mondiale. Parmi les conséquences, une augmentation de l’impact que peut avoir l’accès à internet sur les droits humains. ...

Vietnam Land Activist Sent to New Prison Without Word to His Family
19.03.2021 (RFA) - Vietnamese land-rights activist Trinh Ba Phuong has been transferred to a new detention center without word given to his family, according to his wife, who attempted to visit him at his former jail this week. ...

Authorities Sic ‘Hunting Dog’ on Vietnamese Political Prisoner in Tiny Cell
18.03.2021 (RFA) - Prison wardens in southern Vietnam unleashed a hunting dog on a political prisoner serving an 11-year sentence for subversion to silence his complaints about solitary confinement in a cramped cell, his family told RFA. ...

AstraZeneca vaccine rollout continues in Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines
16.03.2021 by Zazithorn Ruengchinda (ScandAsia) - Vietnam will continue its AstraZeneca vaccine rollout despite the news regarding blood clot risk because it has not yet recorded any case of blood clots as reported in some countries, a health official says. ...

Vietnam's true carbon threat: its kingdom of 50m motorbikes
15.03.2021 Atsushi Tomiyama (Nikkei Asia) - CO2-spewing old two-wheelers an obstacle to decarbonization. Vietnam has drawn unwanted attention in recent months for controversial coal-fired power plant projects. But the country has another big source of carbon emissions: its ubiquitous motorbikes. ...

Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia are “not free”
14.03.2021 by Mette Larsen (ScandAsia) - According to Freedom House’s 2021 freedom rankings, Thailand is described as ‘not free” which puts the country back to the position held during the coup years, Bangkok Post reports. ...

Video: Remembering the ‘Boat People’ of Vietnam, Who Escaped Communism for America
14.03.2021 (Epoch Times) - After the Vietnam war, many people escaped communism by boat and made their way to the United States. They would later be known as the “boat people.” ...

Vietnamese boat refugee celebrates 40 years of employment at Danish company
14.03.2021 by Mette Larsen (ScandAsia) - Friday 12 March 2021 marked the 40-year anniversary of Vietnamese boat refugee Nga Thi Van Doan’s employment at Danish Elvstrøm Sails A/S. ...

Malaria Detected Among Hunter-gatherers in Vietnam 7,000 Years Ago
14.03.2021 Ruth Schuster (Haaretz) - The conditions amenable to the mosquito had been thought to be correlated with agriculture creating stagnant water. Yet in Southeast Asia, the disease predated farming by at least thousands of years.

“em”, traces d’un Vietnam déchiré
13.03.2021 Par Stéphane Bugat (Bien Public) - Kim Thuy a quitté le Vietnam en 1975. Ce qu’elle nous en raconte dans ce livre d’apparence modeste est pourtant d’une justesse et d’une force rares. Le sort funeste infligé au Vietnam est-il vraiment sorti de nos mémoires ? ...

Vietnam Sentences Four for Involvement in US-Based Exile Government
13.03.2021 (RFA) - A court in Vietnam has sentenced four people on charges of “activities to overthrow the people’s government” for their involvement in an anti-communist Vietnamese government in exile, state media reported. ...

France sends ship to challenge Beijing over South China Sea - ‘Playing with fire'
13.03.2021 By Dylan Donnelly (Express) - FRANCE have sent a warship to Vietnam, in the latest Western warning to Beijing over their aggressive claims in the South China Sea. ...

CDU-Politiker legt Mandat nieder - Hauptmann stolpert über seine Geschäfte
12.03.2021 (Tagesschau) - ... Zur Hochkonjunktur des selbstgenähten Nasen-Mund-Schutzes also greift der Südthüringer CDU-Bundestagsabgeordnete Hauptmann zum Telefon und unterbreitet in mindestens zwei Landratsämtern ein Angebot: "Masken und Mundschutz über Kontakte aus Vietnam". ...

Die Vereinigten Staaten benennen Währungsmanipulatoren in Vietnam und der Schweiz
11.03.2021 By Meta Thomas (Neue Schweizer Zeitung) - Am Mittwoch hat das US-Finanzministerium Währungsmanipulatoren in Vietnam und der Schweiz benannt ...

10 Jahre Fukushima: Für den sofortigen Atomausstieg
11.03.2021 (Umweltinstitut München) - Vor zehn Jahren ereignete sich die Atomkatastrophe in Fukushima. Und sie ist noch nicht ausgestanden: ...

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s “The Committed” Is a Spy Thriller Where the Real Enemy Is Colonialism
11.03.2021 April Yee (Electric Literature) - The promise and problems of the protagonist of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s two novels—2015’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Sympathizer and 2021’s sequel, The Committed—spring from his two faces. ...

Vietnam upholds farmers' death penalty over land clash
11.03.2021 (UCA News) - Three police were killed during a bloody confrontation between authorities and farmers defending their land rights. A court in Hanoi has rejected the appeals of two brothers sentenced to death ...

Vietnamese Facebook User Arrested for Writings Criticizing the Government
10.03.2021 (RFA) - Police in northern Vietnam’s Ninh Binh province have arrested a Facebook user, charging him with defaming the government and distorting its policies, in the latest of a string of arrests aimed at shutting down criticism online of the country’s one-party communist state ...

Vietnam Court Upholds Sentences for Six Dong Tam Defendants
09.03.2021 (RFA) - An appellate court in Vietnam Tuesday upheld the sentences of six land-rights activists involved in a deadly clash with police last year at the Dong Tam commune outside the capital Hanoi ...

Vietnam begins COVID-19 vaccinations after successful virus containment
08.03.2021 By Thinh Nguyen (Reuters) - HANOI - Vietnam launched its COVID-19 vaccination programme on Monday with healthcare workers first in the queue, ...

Kriegsheldinnen, Männerersatz und viele Blumen – Vietnam hat gleich zwei Frauentage
08.03.2021 Manfred Rist, Phnom Penh (NZZ) - Im Unterschied zu Frauen in anderen südostasiatischen Ländern steht Vietnamesinnen die Tür zu allen Berufen und Hierarchiestufen weit offen. ...

The Vietnamese women who refuse to stay silent
07.03.2021 By Grace Bui (Asia Times) - As International Women’s Day nears, female activists in Vietnam are appealing for global attention to the persecution they often face.
Just before midnight on October 6, 2020, police raided the boarding house of Pham Doan Trang, a prominent Vietnamese author, journalist, and human-rights activist. ...

Mit diesen Streetfood-Rezepten aus Asien können Sie zumindest kulinarisch reisen
06.03.2021 Melina Runde (RND) - Zu reisen ist für viele momentan sehr unwahrscheinlich oder kaum möglich – vor allem in das weit entfernte Asien. Wieso also nicht eine kulinarische Reise von Vietnam bis Myanmar in den eigenen vier Wänden machen? ...

La Chine, un empire à l’assaut du droit de la mer
05.03.2021 Par Nathalie Guibert (HeadTopics France) - En affichant sa souveraineté en mer de Chine du Sud, Pékin fait prévaloir des droits dits « historiques » sur les règles internationales adoptées en 1982 à Montego Bay. ...

Growing cooperation between Hanoi and Bangkok on South China Sea
04.03.2021 by Ngoc Lan (AsiaNews) - Hanoi - Vietnam and Thailand are geopolitically very close countries: they established bilateral relations in 1976 and are both members of ASEAN. ...

Vietnam Tapping Hackers to Silence Critics, Experts Warn
03.03.2021 By Ralph Jennings (VOA) - TAIPEI - An international advocacy group's claim that the Vietnamese government has tapped hackers to target activists shows that the communist Southeast Asian state is widening the use of technology to quash its biggest opponents, experts believe. ...

Pékin entame ses exercices militaires en mer de Chine méridionale
01.03.2021 Hajer Cherni (Agence Anadolu) - La Chine a procédé, ce lundi, à une série d'exercices militaires d'un mois en mer de Chine méridionale contestée, ont rapporté les médias locaux. ...

Vietnam genehmigt russischen Sputnik-V-Impfstoff und US-Impfstoff Moderna
26.02.2021 (RT DE) - Das vietnamesische Gesundheitsministerium hat die Verwendung des russischen Sputnik-V-Impfstoffs sowie des US-Impfstoffs Moderna im Land genehmigt. ...

Mitsubishi pulls out of Vinh Tan 3 coal project in Vietnam
26.02.2021 (Nikkei Asia) - TOKYO -- Japanese trading house Mitsubishi Corp. decided Thursday to withdraw from the Vinh Tan 3 coal-fired power plant project in Vietnam amid growing international concern about climate change, ...

Entführer des Vietnamesen Trinh von Berlin via Bratislava erhielten in Hanoi Orden
26.02.2021 (RTVS) - Die Entführer des vietnamesischen Politikers, Geschäftsmanns und ehemaligen Mitglieds der Kommunistischen Partei, Trịnh Xuân Thanh, der 2017 von Berlin aus über die Slowakei nach Vietnam verbracht wurde, haben vom vietnamesischen Präsidenten in Hanoi hohe staatliche Auszeichnungen erhalten. ...

Sansha City, l'étrange ville-champignon stratégique de Pékin en mer de Chine
26.02.2021 Repéré par Céline Deluzarche sur Bloomberg (korii.fr) - Le gouvernement chinois bâtit de toutes pièces une infrastructure civile pour prendre ses voisins de vitesse. ...

VIETNAM - HISTOIRE: Les boat-people, ces «Voix des dérisoires» racontées dans un livre
26.02.2021 (Gavroche Thaïlande) - «Mamie, as-tu quitté ton pays sur un petit bateau comme les gens qu’on voit à la télé ? Pourquoi as-tu quitté le Vietnam ?» ...

Vietnam strengthens fortifications in disputed South China Sea, satellite images reveal
26.02.2021 By Mike Yeo (DefenseNews) - MELBOURNE, Australia — Vietnam has continued to beef up its outposts in the disputed South China Sea with improved fortifications and infrastructure ...

La loi chinoise sur les garde-côtes va-t-elle provoquer de nouvelles tensions sur les mers d’Asie ?
25.02.2021 (The Conversation) - L’entrée en vigueur, le 1er février 2021, de la loi chinoise portant sur la police maritime, qui évoque la possibilité de l’usage de la force armée par les garde-côtes du pays, a été abondamment relayée par les médias des pays d’Asie du Sud-Est et du Japon. ...

Vietnam’s unresolved leadership question
25.02.2021 Hung Nguyen, George Mason University (East Asia Forum) - The 13th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) concluded on 1 February in Hanoi. Four notable developments emerged that will play a role in shaping the future of Vietnamese domestic politics. ...

Vietnam - Hacker-Angriffe auf Blogger und Menschenrechtsorganisationen
25.02.2021 Markus Reuter, Vincent Först (Netzpolitik) - Amnesty International berichtet von Attacken auf bekannte vietnamesische Blogger und Menschenrechtsorganisationen im Ausland. ...

Vietnamese hackers spent years harassing human rights activists with spyware
25.02.2021 Written by Shannon Vavra (CyberScoop) - For the past several years a Vietnamese hacking group best known for its attacks on the auto sector has been targeting activists and non-governmental organizations with spyware, ...

Human rights activists in Vietnam targeted by spyware
24.02.2021 Ellen Daniel (Verdict) - Human rights activists in Vietnam have been targeted by the notorious hacking group Ocean Lotus. ...

Vietnamese Hackers Target Human Rights Defenders: Amnesty
24.02.2021 (SWR) - Regimekritiker, die Zuflucht in Deutschland suchen, sind nach einer Recherche von BR und "Zeit Online" nicht sicher vor Cyberspionage. Die Recherche vom vergangenen Oktober hat aufgedeckt, dass zum Beispiel "kritische" Blogger aus Vietnam zu Zielen von Hackerangriffen und Cyberspionage wurden. ...

Vietnamese Hackers Target Human Rights Defenders: Amnesty
24.02.2021 By Ionut Arghire (SecurityWeek) - Between February 2018 and November 2020, Vietnam-linked hacking group Ocean Lotus targeted Vietnamese human rights activists in the country and abroad with spyware, a new report from Amnesty International reveals. ...

Viêt-Nam. Des militant·e·s visés par un groupe de pirates tristement célèbre
24.02.2021 (Amnesty International France) - Le groupe de pirates informatiques Ocean Lotus, soupçonné d’entretenir des liens avec l’État vietnamien, est à l’origine d’une campagne soutenue d’attaques lancées au moyen de logiciels espions contre des défenseur·e·s vietnamiens des droits humains, comme le révèle une nouvelle enquête menée par Amnesty Tech ...

Click and Bait: Vietnamese Human Rights Defenders Targeted with Spyware Attacks
24.02.2021 (Amnesty International) - A new Amnesty International investigation has identified a campaign of spyware attacks targeting Vietnamese human rights defenders (HRDs) from February 2018 to November 2020. ...

Vietnam: Activists targeted by notorious hacking group - new investigation
24.02.2021 (Amnesty International UK) - Notorious hacking group Ocean Lotus, which has been suspected of having links with the Vietnamese government, is behind a sustained campaign of spyware attacks on the country’s human rights activists, a new investigation by Amnesty Tech has revealed.

Ocean Lotus: Cyberangriffe auf Aktivisten aus Vietnam in Deutschland
24.02.2021 (Heise) - Von Stefan Krempl Amnesty International hat in Phishing-Mails Hinweise gefunden, dass die Gruppe Ocean Lotus einen in Deutschland lebenden vietnamesischen Blogger ausgespäht hat. ...

Des militants vietnamiens auraient été ciblés par des pirates informatiques
24.02.2021 (L'actualité) - BANGKOK — Le groupe de pirates informatiques Ocean Lotus a ciblé plusieurs militants vietnamiens des droits de la personne, a dénoncé mercredi Amnistie internationale, ce qui représente la plus récente attaque contre la liberté d’expression dans ce pays communiste.

Hacker-Angriffe auf vietnamesischen Menschenrechtler in Deutschland
24.02.2021 (Amnesty International Deutschland) - Der in Deutschland lebende vietnamesische Blogger und Demokratie-Aktivist Bui Thanh Hieu wurde von der Hacker-Gruppe Ocean Lotus angegriffen, die Verbindungen zur vietnamesischen Regierung haben soll. Auch weitere Menschenrechtsverteidigerinnen und -verteidiger sind betroffen. ...

In eigener Sache - ZDF verpflichtet Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim exklusiv
24.02.2021 (ZDF) - Aus dem Internet ins Fernsehen: Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim wird ab April regelmäßig im ZDF zu sehen sein. Sie bekommt unter anderem eine Show bei ZDFneo.

Critics Roll Their Eyes as Vietnam Applies to Join UN Human Rights Council
23.02.2021 (RFA) - Vietnam on Monday announced its candidacy to join the U.N. Human Rights Council, but claims by the country’s foreign minister that the one-party communist state fully protects “human rights and fundamental freedoms” drew swift scorn and disbelief from rights experts. ...

Vietnam's labor rights make two steps forward, one step back
22.02.2021 Author David Hutt (DW) - The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) is beneficial for both Hanoi and Brussels, but is Vietnam keeping its end of the bargain on labor rights?

Maske verweigern? Das ist in Vietnam undenkbar
21.02.2021 Von Claudio Sieber (Welt) - In Vietnam pflegt man schon lange einen Kult großzügiger Gesichtsbedeckungen. Selbst bei Hitze verhüllt man weit mehr als Mund und Nase – und das oft ziemlich kreativ. Schutz vor Corona ist nicht der eigentliche Grund dafür. ...

„Ma Baker“ am Mekong - Deutsches Disco-Fieber in Vietnam
21.02.2021 Von: Chris Humphrey, Bac Pham & Carola Frentzen (Der Farang) - HANOI: Wenn in Vietnam geheiratet wird, darf Boney M. so gut wie nie fehlen. Ob „Daddy Cool“ oder Dieter Bohlen, die Menschen am Mekong sind bis heute verrückt nach deutscher Disco-Musik aus den 70ern und 80ern. ...

Revisiting the Mekong River
20.02.2021 By Amado S. Tolentino, JR. (Manila Times) - THE Mekong River is the 12th longest river in the world and the largest international river within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean). ...

Vietnam shores up its spratly defenses
19.02.2021 (Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative) - Vietnam continues to make modest improvements to its facilities in the Spratly Islands. ...

Les évêques vietnamiens appellent à l’entraide et à la solidarité durant le temps du Carême
19.02.2021 (Eglises d'Asie) - Au début du temps du Carême, avant le mercredi 17 février, jour des Cendres, plusieurs évêques vietnamiens se sont adressés aux fidèles. Les évêques ont notamment appelé les catholiques vietnamiens à la solidarité et à l’entraide face à la pandémie et à ses conséquences économiques et sociales ...

Vietnamese reporter Phan Bui Bao Thy detained over critical Facebook posts
19.02.2021 (CPJ) - Bangkok, February 18, 2021 – Vietnamese authorities should immediately and unconditionally release journalist Phan Bui Bao Thy and stop jailing reporters for their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. ...

Jailed Vietnamese Blogger Held in Isolation, Denied Visits in Mental Hospital
18.02.2021 (RFA) - A Vietnamese blogger held in a mental hospital while awaiting trial for criticizing Vietnam’s one-party communist state was refused a visit from supporters on Wednesday, with authorities saying he is being kept in isolation as a “political case.” ...

Reportage : Hmong dans la brume
18.02.2021 Par Antoine Besson (Le Petit Journal) - Site touristique emblématique du Vietnam, les célèbres rizières en terrasse de Sapa attirent des milliers de visiteurs chaque année. Pourtant, de nombreuses adolescentes sont encore contraintes de choisir entre l’école et leur famille naissante. ...

Profits from propaganda: Facebook takes China cash to promote Uyghur disinformation
18.02.2021 By William Turvill (PressGazette) - Facebook is taking money from China to promote “propaganda” playing down the plight of Uyghur Muslims, a Press Gazette investigation has found. ...

Vietnamese State Media Bloggers Held on Defamation Charge for Criticizing Officials
16.02.2021 (RFA) - Two journalists employed by official media are being held by police in central Vietnam’s Quang Tri province on charges of “abusing press freedoms” for posting articles online criticizing provincial leaders, state media and other sources say. ...

Vietnamese magazine reporter held for “abusing democratic freedoms"
16.02.2021 (RSF) - Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Phan Bui Bao Thy, a state-owned magazine bureau chief in Vietnam’s central province of Quang Tri, who is being held on a charge of “abusing democratic freedoms” for accusing local leaders of corruption in Facebook posts. ...

Un journaliste vietnamien arrêté pour avoir “abusé de ses libertés démocratiques”
16.02.2021 (RSF) - Interpellé pour avoir révélé des faits de corruption impliquant deux dirigeants locaux, le journaliste Phan Bui Bao Thy, qui travaille pour un magazine d’Etat, risque sept ans de prison. Notant qu’il a agit dans un esprit d’intérêt général, Reporters sans frontières (RSF) exige sa libération immédiate et inconditionnelle. ...

Corona-Ausgangssperre für zwei Millionen Bewohner in Nordvietnam
15.02.2021 (nau.ch) - Zwei Millionen Bewohner sind von einer 15-tägigen Ausgangssperre in Nordvietnam betroffen. Besonders ansteckende Varianten des Coronavirus sind dort im Umlauf. ...

Stay-at-home orders in Vietnam Covid-19 hotspot
15.02.2021 (Digital Journal) - Two million people in Vietnam will be put under a raft of restrictions starting Tuesday, after their northern province became the epicentre of a growing Covid-19 outbreak. ...

Vietnamese pop star and activist Mai Khoi brings talents to Pitt
15.02.2021 By Sinead McDevitt, Senior Staff Writer (The Pitt News) - Mai Khoi is a Vietnamese pop-star-turned-activist who has spoken out against censorship in Vietnam, attempted to run for a seat in Vietnam’s National Assembly and campaigned for Facebook to step in and stop the activities of pro-government censorship groups on the site. ...

How Coast’s Vietnamese community celebrated Lunar New Year

14.02.2021 By Isabelle Taft and The Sun Herald (Washington Times) - BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - For Jennifer Bui’s family, celebrating Tet, the Vietnamese Lunar New Year, looked different during the pandemic. ...

Finnish Home Care Allowance keeps Vietnamese and Chinese immigrants from getting a job

11.02.2021 by Mette Larsen (ScandAsia) - According to a report released by Finnish pro-market think tank, Business and Policy Forum (EVA), migrant women who move to Finland are less likely to find work than those who move to other parts of the Nordic region such as Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. ...

Vietnamese Police Say Prisoner Died After a Fall, Revising Earlier Suicide Claim

11.02.2021 (RFA) - State-run VNExpress reported Thursday that on Jan. 6, 23-year-old Duong Quoc Minh, detained since Nov. 6 on charges of disrupting public order, fell and hit his head while resisting prison escorts at the Chi Hoa detention camp in Ho Chi Minh City, according to a representative of the camp. ...

As China authorizes use of force by coast guard, Japan considers response
10.02.2021 By Eric Johnston (The Japan Times) - Osaka – On Feb. 1, China’s new coast guard law went into effect. It allows the Chinese coast guard to fire upon vessels around the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, which are claimed by both China and Japan ...

Inside China’s deadly Rhino horn trade: Corrupt officers, personnel and prosecutors

10.02.2021 By Abbianca Makoni (Everning Standard) - Prosecutors, police officers, international airlines and even diplomats in South East Asia have been working with criminal gangs to smuggle millions of pounds worth of endangered Rhino horns through border crossings so they can go on to reach customers in China and Vietnam. ...

Book Review: A Pho Love Story by Loan Le
09.02.2021 by Amna (Pop-Culturalist) - I have finished my first book of 2021, and it is the fantastic debut novel A Pho Love Story by Loan Le. I enjoyed every minute of this heartfelt romantic comedy ...

Vietnam expects to receive first COVID vaccines before end of March
05.02.2021 By Khanh Vu (Reuters) - HANOI - Vietnam is expected to get access to the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines under the COVAX sharing scheme within the first quarter ...

Vietnam reports 37 more local COVID-19 infections, all linked to a factory in Hai Duong
04.02.2021 (Reuters) - HANOI - Vietnam on Thursday reported 37 more local COVID-19 infections in a fresh outbreak, all linked to a factory in the northern province of Hai Duong ...

Young people on a mission in north-eastern Vietnam for the Lunar New Year
04.02.2021 by Ngọc Lan (AsiaNews) - At the initiative of the Redemptorists, a group of 40 young people brought gifts and solidarity to villages in Nà Rí district, one of the areas most affected by COVID-19. ...

Neuer Corona-Ausbruch in Vietnam
02.02.2021 (Der Farang) - HANOI: Bei dem seit Monaten ersten größeren Corona-Ausbruch in Vietnam ist Behörden zufolge die ansteckendere, zunächst in Großbritannien festgestellte Variante des Erregers nachgewiesen worden. ...

Vietnam: Mit Zensur und Wirtschaftswachstum durch die Krise
01.02.2021 Marina Mai (DerStandard) - Die kommunistische Führung des südostasiatischen Landes managt die Corona-Pandemie mit harten Methoden. Die KP-Spitze wurde wiedergewählt. ...

Vietnam Catholics urged to obey Covid-19 measures
01.02.2021 (UCANews) - Lunar year-end ceremonies, patron feasts and priestly retreats suspended as virus spreads.
Three dioceses in Vietnam have canceled pastoral activities and called on Catholics to take preventative measures to stem the new coronavirus outbreak. ...

Climate Change - Greta Thunberg joins Asian charge against Vietnam coal plant
01.02.2021 Hidefumi Fujimoto (Nikkei Asia) - TOKYO -- Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg has lent her support to young climate protesters in Japan, South Korea and Vietnam to oppose the Vung Ang 2 coal-fired power plant project in Vietnam. ...

Großbritannien will trans-pazifischem Abkommen beitreten
31.01.2021 (FAZ) - Genau ein Jahr nach seinem EU-Austritt will sich Großbritannien für eine Aufnahme in das Handelsabkommen der Pazifikanrainerstaaten bewerben. ...

Le Royaume-Uni va postuler pour adhérer à l’accord de libre-échange transpacifique
31.01.2021 (Le Monde) - Les négociations entre Londres et les partenaires du CPTPP, qui rassemble onze pays, devraient commencer cette année, a précisé le ministère du commerce international. ...

UK Set to Formally Apply for Trans-Pacific Trade Bloc Membership
31.01.2021 By Reuters (VOA) - LONDON - Britain will next week formally apply to join a trans-Pacific trading bloc of 11 countries, with negotiations set to start later this year, the government has said. ...

Vietnam: In der Hand der Apparatschiks
31.01.2021 Von Arne Perras (Süddeutsche Zeitung) - Vietnam hat das Coronavirus bisher wirksam bekämpft. Das lässt die kommunistische Partei stärker erscheinen, als sie tatsächlich ist. ...

Der sehr spezielle Genosse Trong
31.01.2021 (Süddeutsche Zeitung) - Die Kommunistische Partei gewährt beim Kongress in Hanoi ihrem Chef eine dritte Amtszeit - und bricht dafür sogar die eigenen Regeln. ...

Trong se consolida como el político más poderoso de Vietnam en cuatro décadas
31.01.2021 Eric San Juan (HolaNews) - Nguyen Phu Trong se consolida como el político más poderoso de Vietnam desde el fin de la guerra en 1975 tras ser reelegido este domingo para un tercer mandato de cinco años como secretario general del Partido Comunista ...

Vietnam: Trong élu pour un 3e mandat inédit à la tête du Parti communiste
31.01.2021 (RFI) - Le secrétaire général du Parti communiste au pouvoir au Vietnam, Nguyen Phu Trong, a été réélu ce dimanche 31 janvier pour un troisième mandat ...

Vietnam general secretary Trong elected to unprecedented 3rd term
31.01.2021 (Nikkei Asia) - HANOI -- The Communist Party of Vietnam on Sunday decided to give General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong an unprecedented third five-year term as the nation's top leader. ...

Chinesische Kampfjets und ein amerikanischer Flugzeugträger – die Spannung im Westpazifik steigt an
29.01.2021 Patrick Zoll (NZZ) - Eine Woche nach dem Amtsantritt der Regierung Biden wird deutlich, dass der Machtwechsel in den USA zu keiner Entspannung im Westpazifik führt. ...

Vietnam says areas worst-hit by latest virus outbreak 'basically under control'
29.01.2021 (Times Of India) - Vietnam's health minister said on Friday a new Covid-19 outbreak was "basically under control" in the areas most affected, as cases spread to Hanoi ...

Jailed Vietnamese RFA Blogger Refuses to Appeal Sentence, Destroys Petition Form
29.01.2021 (RFA) - A jailed Vietnamese blogger has refused to appeal his 11-year prison term imposed for writing articles criticizing Vietnam’s government, tearing up a petition form given to him after prison guards told him what to write on it, his lawyer says ...

Tet Is Full of Traditions, but You Can Have It Your Way
29.01.2021 By Andrea Nguyen (NYT) - Plenty of rule-bending and innovation has been brought to Vietnamese Lunar New Year feasts as the diaspora has grown. ...

Muskelspiele in der Straße von Taiwan
28.01.2021 Von Lea Deuber und Paul-Anton Krüger (Süddeutsche Zeitung) - Alles nur Routine, versicherten Peking und Washington anfangs, lange geplante Militärübungen. Und tatsächlich war der Flugzeugträger USS Theodore Roosevelt bereits am 23. Dezember aus dem Heimathafen San Diego ausgelaufen. ...

Coronavirus jolt in Vietnam casts pall over Communist Party's coronation congress
28.01.2021 By Phuong Nguyen, Khanh Vu (Reuters) - Vietnam’s worst single-day coronavirus outbreak so far, its first for nearly two months, gatecrashed the Communist Party’s carefully choreographed five-yearly congress on Thursday - a major headache for a government that has prided itself on keeping the pandemic at bay. ...

Nationalkongress in Vietnam - Die Partei hat immer recht
28.01.2021 Von Lena Bodewein und Holger Senzel, ARD-Studio SIngapur (Tagesschau) - Aufgebahrt und einbalsamiert liegt der Gründer der kommunistischen Partei in einer tiefgekühlten Halle. Auch auf den Straßenmärkten ist "Onkel Ho" allgegenwärtig ...

East Asia Pacific - China’s Diversion of Upstream Mekong Flows Seen Drying Up Southeast Asia
28.01.2021 By Ralph Jennings (VOA) - TAIPEI - Analysts say Chinese officials are diverting so much water from dams along the upper Mekong River system that Southeast Asian countries are going dry during prime agricultural seasons and turning to other powers for help. ...

Mai Khoi, 'the Lady Gaga of Vietnam,' finds a safe space in Pittsburgh to create 'Bad Activist'
27.01.2021 Scott Mervis (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) - If you live or shop on the North Side, you could be standing next to the woman deemed “the Lady Gaga of Vietnam” without even realizing it. ...

Vietnam’s General Secretary Trong Maneuvers to Stay on Top
27.01.2021 By: David Brown (Asia Sentinel) - With 13th party congress underway, Trong seeks to neutralize successors. By all indications, ...

Vietnam: National Party Congress begins amid escalating crackdown on internet freedom
27.01.2021 (Article 19) - Vietnam has escalated its attack on online freedom of expression in advance of the national Communist Party Congress, which opens today, said ARTICLE 19. ...

Offener Brief - Hungerstreik der inhaftierten Menschenrechtsverteidiger Tran Huynh Duy Thuc und Nguyen Bac Truyen
27.01.2021 (Renate Künast) Die Menschenrechtssituation in Vietnam besorgt mich als Vorsitzende der ASEAN Parlamentariergruppe zutiefst. Neben meiner Patenschaft für den inhaftierten Journalisten Dr. Pham Chi Dung ...

Supporters Mark Anniversary of Vietnamese Land Activist’s Death Under Watchful Eye of Police
27.01.2021 (RFA) - Supporters on Wednesday marked the one-year anniversary of the death of Vietnamese activist Le Dinh Kinh, who was shot and killed by authorities during a deadly land-rights clash, as plainclothes police loitered about keeping close tabs on the gathering, according to the slain activist’s family member. ...

Pressemitteilung - Erklärung von Dr. Pham Chi Dung zu seiner Verurteilung
26.01.2021 (Renate Künast) - Die Bundestagsabgeordnete Renate Künast erklärt zu dem Statement des vietnamesischen Journalisten Dr. Pham Chi Dung über seine Verurteilung am 5. Januar 2021 in Ho Chi Minh Stadt, Vietnam: ...

Much to change and remain the same in Vietnam’s leadership
23.01.2021 Le Hong Hiep (East Asia Forum) - The 15th Plenum of CPV Central Committee, which took place on 16–17 January 2021, made decisions on Vietnam’s top political positions to be adopted at the Party’s forthcoming 13th National Congress. ...

Erstickte Flüchtlinge - Lange Haftstrafen für Menschenhändler
23.01.2021 (DLF) - In London sind vier Mitglieder einer Schleuserbande zu langen Haftstrafen verurteilt worden. Nach Überzeugung des Gerichts waren sie dafür verantwortlich, dass in Großbritannien in einem Lastwagen 39 Menschen erstickt sind. ...

UK court sentences seven for Essex lorry deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants
23.01.2021 Terry Ang (Jurist) - The Central Criminal Court of England and Wales sentenced seven persons to a total of 92 years in prison after their failed smuggling attempt resulted in the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants. ...

Vietnamese EVs Are Coming To The United States
23.01.2020 by Jared Rosenholtz (CarBuzz) - There's no BMW engine under the hood this time. Back in 2018, Vietnamese car company VinFast revealed a sedan and SUV based on BMW platforms. ...

Migrants vietnamiens retrouvés morts : jusqu'à 27 ans de prison pour les responsables
22.01.2021 (euronews) - Quatre hommes ont été condamnés vendredi à Londres à des peines allant de 13 à 27 ans de prison pour la mort de 39 migrants vietnamiens retrouvés dans la remorque d'un camion en Angleterre en 2019 ...

EU lawmakers condemn Vietnam over human rights crackdown
22.01.2021 By James Pearson (Metro) - HANOI (Reuters) – The European parliament has chastised Vietnam over a government crackdown on activists in the Southeast Asian country and called on EU member states to condemn the campaign ahead of a major ruling Communist Party congress next week. ...

Vietnam: Crackdown Ahead of Party Congress - Dissidents Sent to Prison Amid Preparations for Key Political Event
22.01.2021 (HRW) - (Bangkok) – The Vietnamese government’s crackdown on dissidents has been unrelenting prior to the major Communist Party Congress set to begin on January 25, 2021, Human Rights Watch said today. ...

Vietnam Jails Environmental Activist for 7 Years Over Facebook Posts
22.01.2021 By An Hai (VOA) - WASHINGTON - A Vietnamese court sentenced an activist to seven years in prison Wednesday over her Facebook posts criticizing economic and cyber security laws, the government’s handling of the pandemic, and environmental issues. ...

Die Menschenrechtslage in Vietnam, insbesondere der Fall der für die Menschenrechte eintretenden Journalisten Pham Chi Dung, Nguyen Tuong Thuy und Le Huu Minh Tuan
21.01.2021 (Europäisches Parlament) - Entschließung des Europäischen Parlaments vom 21. Januar 2021 zur Menschenrechtslage in Vietnam, insbesondere der Fall der für die Menschenrechte eintretenden Journalisten Pham Chi Dung, Nguyen Tuong Thuy und Le Huu Minh Tuan ...

Human rights situation in Vietnam, in particular the case of human rights journalists Pham Chi Dung, Nguyen Tuong Thuy and Le Huu Minh Tuan
21.01.2021 (European Parliament) - European Parliament resolution of 21 January 2021 on the human rights situation in Vietnam, in particular the case of human rights journalists Pham Chi Dung, Nguyen Tuong Thuy and Le Huu Minh Tuan ...

Situación de los derechos humanos en Vietnam, en particular el caso de Pham Chi Dung, Nguyen Tuong Thuy y Le Huu Minh Tuan, periodistas defensores de los derechos humanos
21.01.2021 (Parlamento Europeo) - Resolución del Parlamento Europeo, de 21 de enero de 2021, sobre la situación de los derechos humanos en Vietnam, en particular el caso de Pham Chi Dung, Nguyen Tuong Thuy y Le Huu Minh Tuan, periodistas defensores de los derechos humanos ...

Situation des droits de l’homme au Viêt Nam, en particulier le cas de Pham Chi Dung, Nguyen Tuong Thuy et Le Huu Minh Tuan, journalistes spécialisés dans les droits de l’homme
21.01.2021 (Parlement européen) - Résolution du Parlement européen du 21 janvier 2021 sur la situation des droits de l’homme au Viêt Nam, en particulier le cas des journalistes défenseurs des droits de l’homme Pham Chi Dung, Nguyen Tuong Thuy et Le Huu Minh Tuan ...

‘Calamitous Year’ For Vietnamese Democracy - False hope of help from Trump
21.01.2021 By: David Brown (Asia Sentinel) - By almost any measure, 2020 was a calamitous year for Vietnam's democracy movement. ...

Hammered and sickled: Vietnam’s protests mounting
21.01.2021 (Democracy Digest) - Vietnam’s Communist Party is in a weaker position than it seems. Protests are mounting and economic growth will be hard to revive, the Economist observes: Although the party does not allow any formal opposition, informal criticism has been growing. ...

Houston police officer charged in Capitol riot after FBI agents find deleted selfies on phone
20.01.2021 By Wilson Wong (nbcnews) - After federal agents found footage from the deadly U.S. Capitol riot in his deleted photos folder, Tam Pham admitted he went inside the building to look at “historical art.” ...

Legendary Vietnamese Singer Le Thu Passes Away at 78 After Getting COVID-19
19.01.2021 Carl Samson (YahooNews) - Le Thu, a Vietnamese American songstress who rose to fame in the 1960s and 70s, died at the age of 78 after suffering from COVID-19 ...

Rights groups snub Vietnam prisoner over hunger strike
17.01.2021 By Kaylee Uland and Nguyen Quynh Thien Trang (Asia Times) - For political prisoners in authoritarian Vietnam, sometimes a hunger strike is the only tool they have left.
“Only skin and bone, but his mind is very strong.” This is how Vietnamese political prisoner Tran Huynh Duy Thuc’s family described his condition after their most recent visit with him. ...

Vietnam - Events of 2020
14.01.2021 (HRW) - Vietnam continued to systematically violate basic civil and political rights in 2020. The government, under the one-party rule of the Communist Party of Vietnam, tightened restrictions on freedom of expression, association, peaceful assembly, movement, and religion. ...

Vietnam: Rights Violations Intensify
13.01.2021 (HRW) - Vietnamese authorities increased restrictions on basic political and civil rights in 2020, especially freedom of expression and association, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2021. ...

Sechs Drogenschmuggler zum Tode verurteilt
13.01.2021 (Der Farang) - HANOI: Ein Gericht in Vietnam hat sechs Drogenschmuggler zum Tode verurteilt. Den zwischen 27 und 33 Jahre alten Angeklagten wurde vorgeworfe ...

Konfuzius-Institute - Propaganda an der Uni
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Face à l’emprisonnement de journalistes au Vietnam, l’UE privilégie le dialogue
07.01.2021 Par : Vlagyiszlav Makszimov (Euractiv) - L’UE s’est montrée hésitante mercredi 6 janvier à l’idée de recourir à des sanctions commerciales contre le Vietnam, après l’annonce faite par le pays de lourdes condamnations visant des journalistes, le dernier acte de répression du parti communiste vietnamien au pouvoir à l’égard de mouvements dissidents. ...

Vietnam ramps up crackdown on dissent ahead of Communist Party congress
07.01.2021 (SCMP) - Authorities in Vietnam are ramping up their crackdown on dissent just weeks before the Communist Party’s national congress, with the jailing of prominent journalist Pham Chi Dung on Tuesday just the latest in a string of sentences handed down to critics of the state. ...

L'Union européenne appelle à la libération immédiate de trois journalistes vietnamiens
06.01.2021 (RTBF) - Trois journalistes vietnamiens ont été condamnés mardi à des peines de 11 à 15 ans de prison pour avoir critiqué le régime communiste, sur fond de répression croissante à l'approche du congrès du Parti communiste ...

VIETNAM - JUSTICE: Trois journalistes condamnés à de lourdes peines
06.01.2021 (Gavroche Thailande) - La condamnation de Pham Chi Dung à 15 ans de prison, et à 11 ans chacun pour Nguyen Tuong Thuy et Le Huu Minh Tuan, ...

Trois journalistes vietnamiens emprisonnés
06.01.2021 (VOA) - Trois journalistes vietnamiens ont été condamnés mardi à des peines de 11 à 15 ans de prison pour avoir critiqué le régime communiste, sur fond de répression croissante à l'approche du congrès du Parti. ...

Menschenrechtsbeauftragte Kofler zur Verurteilung von drei Journalisten in Vietnam zu langen Haftstrafen
05.01.2021 (Auswärtiges Amt) - Zur Verurteilung der vietnamesischen Journalisten Pham Chi Dung, Nguyen Tuong Thuy und Le Huu Minh Tuan sagte die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Menschenrechtspolitik und Humanitäre Hilfe im Auswärtigen Amt, Bärbel Kofler, heute (05.01) ...

Human Rights Commissioner Kofler on the sentencing of three journalists to lengthy jail terms
05.01.2021 (Auswärtiges Amt) - The Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Assistance at the Federal Foreign Office, Bärbel Kofler, issued the following statement today (5 January) on the sentencing of the Vietnamese journalists Pham Chi Dung, Nguyen Tuong Thuy and Le Huu Minh Tuan ...

Un tribunal de Vietnam condena a penas de entre once y 15 años a tres periodistas independientes
05.01.2021 (Europa Press) - Un tribunal vietnamita ha condenado a penas de entre once y 15 años de cárcel a tres periodistas independientes acusados de "divulgar propaganda contra el Estado", en un caso judicial visto con recelo por organizaciones defensoras de los Derechos Humanos. ...

Vietnam: three IJAVN journalists given a total of 37 years in prison
05.01.2021 (notimerica) - Un tribunal de la ciudad vietnamita de Ho Chi Minh ha iniciado este martes un juicio contra tres periodistas de la Asociación de Periodistas Independientes de Vietnam (IJAVN, por sus siglas en inglés) por cargos "anti-estatales". ...

Vietnam: three IJAVN journalists given a total of 37 years in prison
05.01.2021 (RSF) - Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled by sentences totalling 37 years in prison that a people’s court in Ho Chi Minh City passed today on three members of the Independent Journalists Association of Vietnam (IJAVN). ...

Renate Künast fordert die Freilassung des vietnamesischen Journalisten Dr. Pham Chi Dung
05.01.2021 (Renate Künast) - Die Bundestagsabgeordnete Renate Künast erklärt zu der Verurteilung der vietnamesischen Journalisten Dr. Pham Chi Dung, Nguyen Tuong Thuy und Le Huu Minh Tuan am 5. Januar 2021 in Ho Chi Minh Stadt, Vietnam ...

Vietnam sentences 3 independent journalists to more than 10 years in prison
05.01.2021 (CPJ) - Bangkok, January 5, 2021 – The Committee to Protect Journalists today strongly condemned the convictions and harsh prison sentences handed down to Vietnamese journalists Pham Chi Dung, Nguyen Tuong Thuy, and Le Huu Minh Tuan, and called for their immediate and unconditional releases. ...

Hohe Haftstrafen für Journalisten in Vietnam
05.01.2021 (DW) - Menschenrechtler sind empört über das drakonische Vorgehen gegen die drei Reporter. Sie müssen 15 beziehungsweise elf Jahre ins Gefängnis, weil sie "staatsfeindliche Propaganda" verbreitet haben sollen. ...

Hasta 15 años de prisión a periodistas en Vietnam por críticas
05.01.2021 (La Jornada) - AFP Hanoi. Tres periodistas de Vietnam fueron condenados a penas de entre 11 y 15 años de prisión por haber criticado al régimen comunista en un momento en que la represión crece con motivo de la celebración del congreso del Partido. ...

Vietnam : trois responsables de l’Association des journalistes indépendants condamnés à un total de 37 ans de prison
05.01.2021 (RFS) - Deux des trois reporters ont été condamnés à onze ans de prison, tandis que le président de l’association écope d’une peine record de quinze ans derrière les barreaux. Reporters sans frontières (RSF) dénonce un jugement purement politique, dont la seule motivation est d’intimider l’ensemble des citoyens vietnamiens qui se battent pour avoir accès à une information fiable et indépendante. ...

Asia dilemma: social networks pressed by Turkey and Vietnam to censor critics - YouTube and Facebook weigh reputation damage of bowing to repressive governments
03.01.2021 Momoko Kidera (Nikkei Asia) - ISTANBUL -- YouTube and Facebook weigh reputation damage of bowing to repressive governments. Turkey, Vietnam and other emerging Asian countries have ramped up pressure on social media platforms to restrict critical content, with some degree of success. ...

Konfuzius-Institute: „Eiskalte Propaganda eines autoritären Regimes“
02.01.2021 Carl-Heinz Pierk (Die Tagespost) - Wie Peking an deutschen Hochschulen Einfluss nimmt. Menschenrechtler warnen vor "trojanischem Pferd der chinesischen Diktatur". ...

Vietnam reports first case of new coronavirus variant
02.01.2021 (Reuters) -  HANOI - Vietnam has detected its first imported case of the new coronavirus variant that is spreading rapidly around Britain, the health ministry said on Saturday. ...

Le Vietnam détecte son premier cas de souche britannique de coronavirus
02.01.2021 (Marseille News) - Le Vietnam a détecté ce samedi son premier cas de la nouvelle souche de covid-19 du Royaume-Uni chez une femme de 44 ans mise en quarantaine à son arrivée dans le sud du pays sur un vol de rapatriement le 22 décembre. ...

Vietnam detecta su primer caso de la cepa británica del coronavirus
02.01.2021 (LatinUs) - EFE.- Vietnam detectó este sábado su primer caso de la nueva cepa de Covid-19 procedente de Reino Unido, en una mujer de 44 años que llegó en un vuelo de repatriación. La paciente fue puesta en cuarentena a su arribo el pasado 22 de diciembre. ...




































‘LET US BREATHE!’ CENSORSHIP AND CRIMINALIZATION OF ONLINE EXPRESSION IN VIET NAM

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