Support Press Freedom in Vietnam

by Reporters Without Borders-USA
Support Press Freedom in  Vietnam
Support Press Freedom in  Vietnam
Support Press Freedom in  Vietnam
Support Press Freedom in  Vietnam
Support Press Freedom in  Vietnam
Support Press Freedom in  Vietnam

Project Report | Mar 8, 2016
RSF and Viet Tan's call for improved press freedom

By Leigh Burke | Project Leader

The dismal record of press freedom in Vietnam remains a high priority for Reporters Without Borders and for our human rights partners including Viet Tan. In February, there was an opportunity for a renewed call and increased attention to freedom of information in Vietnam.

In advance of President Barack Obama's hosting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit on February 15 and 16 in California, Christophe Deloire, Secretary General of Reporters Without Borders and Duy Hoang, US-based leader of Viet Tan published an op-ed in the Huffington Post calling for serious human rights improvements. Since the signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), RSF and Viet Tan have called for a stronger focus on human rights violations and improved freedom of information as the agreement is implemented. 

Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Tom Malinowski also declared that the TPP provided a significant opportunity to compel Hanoi to release bloggers in prison and cease the harassment of cyber activists and dissidents. RSF is hopeful that Vietnam's overall positions on freedom of information will improve as they implement TPP policies.

Read the attached op-ed and follow the progress of Vietnam and their human rights/press freedom challenges.

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Reporters Without Borders-USA

Location: Washington, DC - USA
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Yegi Rezaian
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Yegi Rezaian
Washington , DC United States

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