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  1. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam arrests bloggers in attempt to rein in criticism of Communist Party

    Posted Jun 15th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Viet Dao, 61, indicates the level of concern in the Communist Party over the threat posed by internet activism. Until a few years ago, the party had a monopoly on information. Now, scores ... leverage to force Hanoi to change tack. Dao was arrested at his home in Hanoi on Thursday for the offence of "abusing democratic freedoms", the Ministry of Public Security said on its ...

  2. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam jails 22 activists for subversion

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 02:31pm by AFP

    ... of Bia Son, but there is scant information about its aims beyond Vietnamese police accounts, which depict it as a terrorist group. Bia Son is a mountain in Phu Yen province. The group was run ...

  3. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam arrests 2 dissident bloggers

    Posted May 06th 2014, 11:31am by Associated Press in Hanoi

    ... that the struggle for basic democratic freedoms in the country would continue. “Dissident bloggers can be arrested, blogs can be shut down, but they are like wild grass with deep roots that can’t be dug up,” she wrote in a posting on the blog on Tuesday. “The government cannot control information on the internet, because no one can control the thoughts of other people.” “Dissident bloggers can ...

  4. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Rumours in Vietnam blame outside forces for deadly anti-Chinese riots

    Posted May 21st 2014, 11:18pm by Satish Cheney

    ... with Vietnamese-American political groups who have always lobbied various US government agencies to put pressure on Vietnam on its human rights and political freedom issues." However, the Hanoi-linked source ...

  5. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Anti-China riots in Vietnam ease after 1,400 protesters arrested

    Posted May 16th 2014, 11:52pm by Patrick Boehler, Teddy Ng, Keira Lu Huang

    ... of steel-wire fishing nets, wood piles, buoys and other floating objects in the water, resulting in a "grave threat to the freedom and safety of navigation in the South China Sea", he said. ...

  6. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam arrests demonstrators in renewed anti-Chinese protests

    Posted May 18th 2014, 01:20pm by Staff Reporter and AP

    ... was considered especially provocative. Vietnam’s government doesn’t allow basic political freedoms and routinely arrested free speech activists and others challenging one-party rule. Anti-China protests ...

  7. News - China - VIETNAM

    Vietnam allows anti-China protest over oil rig in disputed territory

    Posted May 11th 2014, 03:00pm by AP

    ... and arrested their leaders, many of whom are also campaigning for greater political freedoms and human rights. Faced with "widespread anger" among the Vietnamese population over China's ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - VIETNAM

    Hongkongers have narrow escape as they flee riots in Binh Duong, Vietnam

    Posted May 16th 2014, 03:12am by Denise Tsang

    ... an information-technology technician who gave his name only as Pang, after landing at Hong Kong airport at about 11pm on Wednesday. Watch: Protesters torch Chinese factories in Vietnam after South China Sea dispute ...

  9. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam PM urges nation to ‘defend fatherland’s sovereignty’ in row with China

    Posted May 16th 2014, 02:04pm by Associated Press in Hanoi

    ... on Thursday with his Chinese counterpart that in a world where information moves so fast, “issues afloat quickly become issues ashore as we’ve seen today in Vietnam.” People’s Liberation Army’s Chief ...

  10. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam sentences blogger to 15 months in prison for criticising state

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 09:00pm by AFP

    ... party member and a former official at the ministry of culture, was charged with "abusing democratic freedoms to infringe on the interests of the state" after a half-day trial in Hanoi. ... apologised for "having posted some incorrect information", but added that he did not think his posts had "badly influenced society". Ahead of the sentencing, Human Rights Watch ...




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