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Blogging behind Vietnam's bamboo cyberwall

24 Jun 2010: Helmet under her arm, Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh arrives after traveling 450 kilometers by motorbike, evading the security police, to tell CNN the story of her imprisonment for blogging in Vietnam. Read more

Mekong Delta Under Threat

12 Jul 2009: Climate change impacts will force the displacement and migration of large populations in Vietnam, particularly the Mekong Delta, international experts reckon. Read more

IPA Protests Ban on Vietnamese Publisher

20 Feb 2009: Deeply concerned about the three-month ban imposed on the Da Nang Publishing House in Vietnam, the International Publishers Association (IPA) wrote to the Vietnamese Minister of Information and Communications, seeking clarification and transparency about the motives and circumstances leading to this temporary ban, and on the “severe mistakes” committed by Da Nang, as reported in State media. IPA also called on the Vietnamese authorities to reinstate the license of Da Nang at the end of the probation period in mid-March 2009. Read more

New Legislation, Legal Updates

Oct 2009: A new decree issued by the Government details and guides the implementation of a number of articles of the Civil Code and the Intellectual Property Law on copyright and related rights. Read more

Vietnam is drafting a right to information law with the help of ARTICLE 19

11 May 2009: ARTICLE 19 has been working with the Vietnamese Ministry of Justice, which is drafting a right to information law, to help ensure that the draft is as consistent as possible with international standards and best national practice. Read more