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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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GMA News.tv : Thailand blocks news event on Vietnam human rights

    BANGKOK, 13 September 2010 (GMA News.TV) — The Thai government blocked a news conference planned Monday on Vietnamese human rights because it feared the disclosures might insult the neighboring country. The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand was hosting the news conference in Bangkok by two international human rights …

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The Nation : Rights activists banned from talking here

    The Foreign Ministry has banned two French activists from launching a report in Bangkok today on human rights abuses in Vietnam. The ministry pressed the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand (FCCT) to cancel the event scheduled for this morning, but it asked the government to reconsider its request, …

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The Straits Times : Thailand denies activists entry

    BANGKOK, 13 September 2010 – THAILAND has refused entry to two human rights campaigners due to speak at a Bangkok press conference on Monday about alleged abuses in neighbouring Vietnam, a journalists’ organisation said. The move forced the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR), a long-time critic of …

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The West Australian : Thailand bars entry to Vietnam activists

    Thailand has refused entry to two human rights campaigners due to speak at a Bangkok press conference on Monday about alleged abuses in neighbouring Vietnam, a journalists’ organisation said. The move forced the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR), a long-time critic of the country’s communist regime, to …

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