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IPS : Communist Party Steps on Already Stifled Newspapers

BANGKOK, Jan 27, 2011 (IPS) – A week after Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party ended its pivotal congress of the country’s political elite, there is little evidence in the state-controlled media of a possible return to the openness that once saw high-profile corruption scandals exposed in print here. “This is the …

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The Irrawaddy : Thailand Again Bars Vietnamese Activist

    BANGKOK, 15 October 2010 (The Irrawaddy) – Thailand has drawn fire by again preventing a prominent Vietnamese dissident from speaking at a conference in Bangkok, one year after the founding of the Asean Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights. The president of the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights, Vo …

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The Nation : EDITORIAL
Thailand has tarnished its own rights image

    Government clampdown on human rights press conference does not follow the Asean objective to promote discussion of the issue Thailand’s human rights record will come under further scrutiny this week because the Foreign Ministry has just pressured the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand (FCCT) into cancelling a scheduled …

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DPA : Vietnam pressured Thailand to block visas, activists say

  a href=”http://www.dpa.de” target=”_blank”>   HANOI, 13 September 2010 (dpa) – Vietnam was behind Thailand’s decision to block two activists from travelling to Bangkok to present a report on human rights in Vietnam, the activists said Monday. The Paris-based International Federation for Human Rights and the Vietnam Committee on Human …

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AFP : Thailand denies entry to Vietnam activists: group

  Agence France Presse   BANGKOK, 13 September 2010 (AFP) – Thailand has refused entry to two human rights campaigners due to speak at a Bangkok press conference Monday about alleged abuses in neighbouring Vietnam, a journalists’ organisation said. Airport security officers are seen at Suvarnabhumi international airport in Bangkok. …

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The Bangkok Post : FIDH slams Thai-Vietnam collusion

    The Paris-based International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) has strongly criticized Thailand collusion with Vietnam in censoring discussions on Vietnam’s human rights issues in the Thai soil. “We are dismayed by the Thai authorities’ decision to ban entry on the Thai territory of two well-known human rights defenders …

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