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RSF – Candidate countries for UN Human Rights Council set a poor example

By   /  November 15, 2013  /  Forum, Highlights  /  Comments Off on RSF – Candidate countries for UN Human Rights Council set a poor example

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* Updated on Thursday 14 November 2013. Published on Friday 8 November 2013.   Vietnam, China, Cuba, Russia and Saudi Arabia were elected yesterday to the United Nations Human Rights Council, joining Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, Kazakhstan and Ethiopia. “The risk of coalitions hostile to freedom of information is now very real,” Reporters Without Borders […]

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RSF – Petition/Call for intern. support for release of 35 bloggers jailed in Vietnam

By   /  July 24, 2013  /  Forum, Highlights  /  Comments Off on RSF – Petition/Call for intern. support for release of 35 bloggers jailed in Vietnam

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Reporters Without Borders has just launched a petition for the immediate and unconditional release of 35 Bloggers jailed in Vietnam   U.S. President Barack Obama said in May 2012 that “we must not forget journalists like blogger Dieu Cay, whose 2008 arrest coincided with a mass crackdown on citizen journalism in Vietnam.” (Wikipedia) Vietnam’s President […]

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State secrets revealed in Vietnam

By   /  December 24, 2012  /  Forum  /  Comments Off on State secrets revealed in Vietnam

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[Asia Times Online] State secrets revealed in Vietnam By David Brown   One afternoon in mid-December, Colonel Tran Dang Thanh shared his views on foreign affairs with an audience of deans and professors drawn from Hanoi’s many universities. Like all Vietnamese Communist Party business, Thanh’s comments were considered state secrets. However, unbeknownst to Thanh, who […]

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