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PROMOTE

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

In Vietnam, journalists continue to be
imprisoned for expressing their views
because the government wants all news
censored. This situation must stop.

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SUPPORT

JOURNALISTS IN PRISON

We can help by spreading news about
their imprisonments, publish their writings,
campaign for their release, and financially
help their family while they are in prison.

IMAGINE BEING IMPRISONED FOR JUST SPEAKING YOUR MIND?

That’s what happened to these people. Phong Tan and Ba Sam are bloggers; Duy Thuc is an entrepreneur and a human rights activist; Bui Hang is a defender for land-lost farmers. They are currently all locked behind bars, some for years, if the world forgets about them. Their crimes? Expressing their views and advocating changes. They need our help to get out of prison. FJC needs your help to campaign for their release. Let’s not forget them!

FREE JOURNALSISTS CLUB IN A NUTSHELF

Free Journalist Club was founded in 2008 in Vietnam, by Dieu Cay and his co-founders, bloggers Ta Phong Tan and Uyen Vu.  FJC soon became inoperative when both Dieu Cay and his co-founder, blogger Ta Phong Tan, were imprisoned for their online writings. After arriving in the United States following his release, Dieu Cay reunited with blogger Uyen Vu. They gathered like-minded friends and reactivated the club. Now with members working on a volunteer basis, contributing both their own time and money, Free Journalists Club continues the up hill battle to fight for freedom of expression in Vietnam.
To foster freedom of the press in Vietnam by supporting independent journalists and bloggers who often face abuse, arrest, and imprisonment for expressing their views or disseminating news that the Vietnamese government wishes to censor.
Raise global awareness when journalists are abused, harassed or imprisoned, and campaign for their release. Provide support to family of imprisoned journalists as needed, both financially and as a communication channel to the outside world. Build an online repository of information about prominent prisoners of conscience, and publish their writings. Establish working relationships with organizations sharing similar goals such as Freedom House, Committe to Protect Journalists, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and others.

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