Blogger Pham Doan Trang Receives Award For Work to Improve Journalistic Freedom

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This is a great girl, and I believe that Vietnam needs people like Pham Doan Trang. You can understand that in Vietnam, political awareness and human rights in Vietnam are still very low. Most people have very little interest in politics and have enough knowledge about it.

ham Doan Trang (born in 1978 in Hanoi) is a Vietnamese author, blogger, journalist, and democracy activist. Pham Doan Trang publishes the book and sets up the Law website ( as an independent form of journalism in Vietnam. She was beaten and arrested many times. In 2017, Pham Doan Trang received the 2017 Homo Homini Award from People In Need, honoring her as "one of the leading figures of contemporary Vietnam dissident". Since March 2018, Pham Doan Trang has fled and hid in secret accommodation in Vietnam after her book The Popular Politics waeleased.

n Vietietnam, many people are fighting for human rights. However, it may not be the same as Hong Kongo because Hong Kong's law allows for the demonstration and public awareness activities that are very different from Vietnam. Therefore, the initial goal of human rights activists in Vietnam is basically to raise people's awareness of their rights. Doan Trang did this very well and I share it herenor her.

Paris Paris-based media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has awarded its 2019 Press Freedom Prize to three female journalists, including prominent Vietnamese blogger Pham Doan Trang, who authored a book on political engagement that angered authoritnoi.


Trang, who has vowed to remain in Vietnam until the country becomes a democracy, was awarded RSF’s Prize for Impact in absentia for her work which “has led to concrete improvements in journalistic freedom, independence and pluralism, or to an increase in awareness of these matters.”

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I've heard that the problem that Hong Kong has with China might become a potential problem for Vietnam. Why? China is trying to invade Vietnam. So, I thought I read something somewhere concerning an agreement between China government and Vietnam government concerning a merging or something in 2020.

27.09.2019 20:13

What you read is called the Chengdu Secret Treaty, a secret agreement between the two communist parties in 1990. Since it was not published, all speculation was speculative, I hope what many people still say in 2010 will not happen.
However, this modern era is unlikely to be invaded by force. China may become "colonist" or "fascist" in a different way.
In my opinion with the Hong Kong problem: It is a long-term war because it is difficult for China to make concessions, because if it makes concessions, it will create "precedents". And China cannot because it will have problems with Taiwan, Inner Mongolia, Tibet, etc. Interestingly, the fall often occurs under the domino effect. :) Too bad I found that is happening in Hong Kong has little impact on the morale of a small fraction of Vietnamese.

It is great that you are interested in the developments in Vietnam @joeyarnoldvn :)

30.09.2019 15:11

One of the reasons I'm not in Vietnam was because I wanted to eventually expose government corruption. While in Vietnam, people would tell me about the corruption. So, I've heard that some journalists have been imprisoned in Vietnam. So, I may not want to end up in jail. But then again, I may consider returning to Vietnam someday. Other than America, Vietnam has become my second favorite country, like a second home.

30.09.2019 15:59

Oh. Are you a Vietnamese original? Or is it partly Vietnamese?
I know you have lived in Vietnam for a long time, I thought you just came to work.

30.09.2019 16:07

No. I was born in 1985 in Oregon, USA. My ancestors are from Europe. So, Oregon is a state above California. So, I taught English in Vietnam from November of 2012 to November of 2017. So, for five years, I taught English, made friends with Vietnamese, experienced Tet each year, and learned a lot. Tôi thích cà phê sữa nóng và cơm gà.

30.09.2019 17:33

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30.09.2019 14:51