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Vietnam’s Mother Mushroom: ‘If I don’t speak about the future, who will?’

HO CHI MINH CITY (SAIGON) – Vietnam’s most famous dissident blogger – Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, known by her pen name Mother Mushroom, spent her first new year in exile barred from ever returning to her home in Nha Trang.

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Mai Khoi vs. Vietnam’s Cyber Law – CBC The World This Weekend

HANOI – Mai Khoi is a Vietnamese dissident artist, activist and musician. She’s been called Vietnam’s Lady Gaga for her pop star persona. But recently her music and art has become more like Pussy Riot, the Russian punk protest band.

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The singer raising her voice against Vietnam’s new cyber law

Do Nguyen Mai Khoi is among activists opposing a controversial law the government says will protect against cyber threats. Hanoi, Vietnam – Dressed in the traditional Vietnamese long gown known as “ao dai”, dissident artist Do Nguyen Mai Khoi holds

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Vietnam’s rap queen and traditional society’s changing voice

Emerging star Suboi ‘pushing the limits’ as one of the few female rappers in socially conservative Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – “Life is happy, so what?” sings Vietnamese artist Suboi in her new hit single N-sao. The song

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Digital Dictatorship in Vietnam seeks to silence dissidents

Activists fear new cyber law will allow authorities to crack down harshly on those promoting freedom of expression. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – Pham Doan Trang strums softly on an acoustic guitar. She’s performing the Vietnamese folk song Water

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