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International Human Rights Day in Vietnam Marked By Launch of Blogger Network

BY Jessica McKenzie | Tuesday, December 10 2013

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Today a coalition of Vietnamese bloggers launched the Network of Vietnamese Bloggers (NVB), a new advocacy and watchdog group that will hold the Vietnamese government accountable for their United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) obligations and commitments. The launch was set for December 10 to coincide with International Human Rights Day.

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UNHRC Backs Freedom of Expression on the Internet

BY Lisa Goldman | Thursday, July 5 2012

Reuters reports that "...the U.N. Human Rights Council's 47 members states agreed on Thursday that this right should be protected by all states and access to the Internet should also be guaranteed." Both Cuba and China supported the resolution, though internet access is limited by the governments of both countries. US Ambassador Eileen Donohoe called the resolution "momentous," adding: Read More