• Citizen journalism in Vietnam

    Citizen journalism in Vietnam

    VRNs (Mar 24th, 2015) – Manila, Philippines –  The authorities are so afraid of social media’s pervasive power to connect people and ideas that they have tried everything to block it.  But so far, they have failed and now have to live with it. 1. Article 25 of the Constitution of Vietnam in 2013 reads: […] Read more
  • Protest Letter from the Interfaith Council of Vietnam

    Protest Letter from the Interfaith Council of Vietnam

    VRNs (March 14, 2015) – PROTEST LETTER FROM THE INTERFAITH COUNCIL OF VIETNAM About the Thua Thien-Hue province government’s ban on the meeting of the Invalid Soldiers of Republic of Vietnam at Phuoc Thanh pagoda in Hue City. To: All the Vietnamese people in the country and overseas. All the democratic governments, the international and United […] Read more
  • 24 Vietnamese CSOs Report on Human Rights violation 2014 in Vietnam

    24 Vietnamese CSOs Report on Human Rights violation 2014 in Vietnam

    VRNs (Feb 01st , 2015) – Saigon Vietnam, Jan 30, 2015 To: -       NGOs’ submission to Human Rights Council -       Mr. David Kaye, Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression -       Mr. Heiner Bielefeldt, Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief -       Mr. Michel Forst, Special Rapporteur on […] Read more
  • Vietnam: Tight Control of Critics, Democracy Advocates in 2014

    Vietnam: Tight Control of Critics, Democracy Advocates in 2014

    VRNs (Jan 31 th, 2015) – New York, UAS – No Light at the End of the Tunnel for Activists (New York, January 29, 2015) – The human rights situation in Vietnam in 2014 continued to be characterized by one-party rule, politically motivated convictions, lack of labor rights, widespread police abuse, and an escalating land crisis, Human Rights Watch said today […] Read more
  • Vietnam: Plainclothes Agents Target Rights Campaigners

    Vietnam: Plainclothes Agents Target Rights Campaigners

    VRNs (Jan 28th, 2015) – New York, USA – Bloggers Assaulted for Visiting Fellow Activist (New York, January 26, 2015) – The Vietnamese authorities should immediately stop using violence against human rights campaigners, Human Rights Watch said today. In January 2015, leading bloggers were targeted by plainclothes agents and beaten. Human Rights Watch said the attacks […] Read more
  • RECLAIMING THE ASEAN COMMUNITY FOR THE PEOPLE ACSC/APF 2015 – CSO STATEMENT

    RECLAIMING THE ASEAN COMMUNITY FOR THE PEOPLE ACSC/APF 2015 – CSO STATEMENT

     VRNs (Jan 25, 2015) – Malaysia – 1. PREAMBLE 1.1. This ASEAN Civil Society Conference and ASEAN People’s Forum marks the 10th anniversary since the first regional gathering of civil society in Malaysia. We, the civil society in Southeast Asia[1], welcome the commitment of ASEAN in the years since to establish a people-centric ASEAN and […] Read more
  • Vietnam civil society organizations’ comments to the 2015 ACSC/APF statement

    Vietnam civil society organizations’ comments to the 2015 ACSC/APF statement

    VRNs (Jun 06th, 2015) – Saigon –  To: Members of the Malaysian National Organizing Committee, Regional Steering Committee and Drafting Committee of the 2015 ASEAN APF/ACSC           We would like to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves to you: We are the non-profit, non-partisan civil society organizations (CSOs) completely independent of controlling Vietnam government. Our […] Read more
  • A Sermon Delivered by Father Nguyễn Văn Toản On the First Sunday of Advent (NOV 30, 2014)   

    A Sermon Delivered by Father Nguyễn Văn Toản On the First Sunday of Advent (NOV 30, 2014)  

    VRNs (04.01.2015) – Saigon – Translator’s Introduction: In July 1989, a few weeks after Gorbachev declared at an European Union Conference in Strasbourg that henceforth the Soviet Union will not interfere in the internal affairs of Eastern European countries, a Romanian pastor and long time opponent to the Romanian communist regime named Laszlo Tokes gave an interview […] Read more
  • Interfaith Council of Vietnam: Regarding the oppression of religious freedom by the Vietnamese Communist Government

    Interfaith Council of Vietnam: Regarding the oppression of religious freedom by the Vietnamese Communist Government

    VRNs (Dec 12 - Statement by the Interfaith Council of Vietnam regarding the oppression of religious freedom by the Vietnamese Communist Government -          Representatives of religious and community organizations -          All Vietnamese Compatriots Ladies and Gentlemen: In commemoration of the 66th International Human Rights Day, a day that activists from all over the US to partake […] Read more
  • Vietnam CSOs’ Message on International Human Rights Day – Dec 10, 2014

    Vietnam CSOs’ Message on International Human Rights Day – Dec 10, 2014

    VRNs (Dec 02nd, 2014) – Saigon – The authorities of Communist dictatorship in Hanoi have restricted or deprived of the fundamental human rights of Vietnamese people set forth in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights and in the International Covenants on Civil rights, Political, Cultural, Economic and Social although Vietnam has signed and pledged to observe. The […] Read more