Threats against anti-corruption blogs in Vietnam

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Delegates arrive to attend the closing ceremony of the Communist Party of Vietnam 13th National Congress, at the National Convention Centre, Hanoi, 1 February 2021, NHAC NGUYEN/AFP via Getty Images

Vietnam: Journalists and media watchdogs fear increased persecution

With the conclusion of the 13th Party Congress, watchdog groups foresee continued or worsened suppression of press freedom in Vietnam.

Visitors walk past remains of aircraft bombs displayed at an airbase museum in Quang Tri province, Vietnam, 8 December 2020, NHAC NGUYEN/AFP via Getty Images

Vietnamese magazine reporter held for “abusing democratic freedoms”

Phan Bui Bao Thy, a state-owned magazine bureau chief in Vietnam’s central province of Quang Tri, was arrested on a charge of “abusing democratic freedoms” for accusing local leaders of corruption in Facebook posts.

Media persons wait in line for a security check before the start of the opening session of the National Party Congress, in Hanoi, Vietnam, 26 January 2021, MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP via Getty Images

Vietnam: National Party Congress begins amid escalating crackdown on internet freedom

In the weeks leading up to the Congress, courts handed down several lengthy sentences to individuals based on their online activities.