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Stories about Vietnam

3 May 2015

New to America, This Young Vietnamese Refugee Wanted to ‘Erase’ His Past

A brother and sister remember their abrupt start to a new life in America after they fled collapsing South Vietnam. It's one story among the many collected by StoryCorps.

21 April 2015

Vietnamese Netizens Are Getting Bolder Online, Despite Tough Laws

Global Voices Advocacy

"Thanks to social media it has become possible and even trendsetting to publicly question the Communist Party’s legitimacy."

16 March 2015

Vietnamese Photojournalist Continues Hunger Strike After Four Years Behind Bars

Global Voices Advocacy

In addition to the lengthy prison sentence and subsequent house arrest, Minh Man has faced increasingly unfair and discriminatory treatment in detention.

17 December 2014

Southeast Asia's Public Transport Woes in Photos

Motorbike riders without helmet, overloaded jeepneys, and train passengers on roof carriages are some of the common public transport spectacles we see in the streets of Southeast Asia.

1 December 2014

Vietnamese David Beckham Fan Shows How Not to Ride a Scooter With a Child

The football star posted a Facebook photo of the woman not wearing a helmet while riding a scooter, snapping a photo of Beckham and holding a child on her lap.

18 November 2014

At Home and Around the World, Supporters Demand Justice for Vietnamese Blogger Dang Xuan Dieu

Global Voices Advocacy

A former inmate released from detention last month revealed that the activist blogger is being tortured in prison. Supporters in Vietnam and around the world are campaigning for his release.

3 November 2014

Corporate Critics Say Vietnam's New Tech Regulations Are Bad for Business

Global Voices Advocacy

Vietnam has drafted two Internet-related decrees which impose stricter regulations on tech companies, Internet users, and online transactions. Are these regulations necessary or are they excessive?

29 October 2014

Understanding Southeast Asia in 19 Infographics

Global Voices looks at 19 infographics that help explain the promising future ahead for Southeast Asia, as well as the obstacles to greater regional prosperity.

28 August 2014

Activist Blogger in Vietnam Gets 3 Years Behind Bars for ‘Obstructing Traffic’

Global Voices Advocacy

A court has sentenced a prominent Vietnamese activist blogger to three years in prison for posing a “serious obstruction to traffic.” Her two other companions will join her behind bars.

2 August 2014

The World’s First Dengue Vaccine Could Be Available in Southeast Asia Next Year

Up to 100 million people across the world are infected with dengue each year. Will the vaccine finally stop the spread of the virus?

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