MekongEye.com: Lê Quỳnh, Mar. 3, 2019 Duong Thi Canh lives near the sea at Hai Phong village in Ky Loi commune, Ha Tinh province. Her home is about 500 meters from Vung Ang 1 coal power plant in central Vietnam. “Since the operation of Vung Ang 1 coal power plant and Formosa, the air has…
“…As the European Union and Vietnam are currently negotiating a Free Trade Agreement, the promotion and protection of fundamental rights must remain a common benchmark. The EVFTA commits the European Union and Vietnam…”
Freedom Now is proud to nominate Vietnamese journalist Nguyen Van Hoa for the 2019 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize. A videographer for Radio Free Asia, Nguyen has been imprisoned in Vietnam since January 2017 for his reporting on the Formosa environmental disaster.
AUSTIN, Texas – A Texas government order – prompted by San Antonio Bay Estuarine Waterkeeper and Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) client Diane Wilson – will require Formosa Plastics, Texas, to pay $112,500 in fines for six pollution events and an additional $9,375 for a wastewater sampling error (total fine = $121,875). The pollution events contaminated…
In a Ho Chi Minh City court-room, five activists were the latest to receive lengthy jail terms for their involvement in an environmental campaign that followed the Formosa toxic spill in 2016.
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the record 20-year prison sentence … and calls on the European Parliament to block any trade agreement with Vietnam.
In 2016, toxic waste from the Taiwanese-owned Formosa steel plant caused a massive marine life disaster in Vietnam. Two years later with activists in prison and local livelihoods destroyed, the fight for justice is far from over and has seen significant collaboration between Taiwanese and Vietnamese.