18 February 2018

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01/20/2009 VIETNAM

In Hanoi journalists who wrote false stories about Catholics get prize

Journalists for paper and TV station slammed by Thai Ha Catholics for their false reports on their trial get an award. This is the latest act in a negative press campaign the authorities have pursued for months

See also

26/11/2008 VIETNAM
Vietnamese Catholics on trial denied access to their lawyer
Lawyer says he has evidence of their innocence but is afraid proceedings will turn into a political show trial that will prevent acquittal. The Federation of Vietnamese Catholic Mass Media calls on Hanoi to respect its own laws.

03/10/2008 VIETNAM
Now Hanoi trying to pit Buddhists against Catholics
Deputy public security minister tries to sow divisions among religious groups by raising an old claim about the land where the cathedral, seminary and ex- apostolic delegation now stand, claiming that it was once home to a pagoda. However, a government publication said that the pagoda was once located five kilometres to the north of the disputed land and that it was destroyed in the 1400s.

10/10/2008 VIETNAM
Amnesty International urges UN to look into what is happening in Hanoi
A report by the human rights organisation calls on the Vietnamese government to fulfill its duty with regards to civil and political rights and put an end to intimidation, violence, arrests, media campaigns and discrimination against Catholics.

08/01/2009 VIETNAM
New directive from Hanoi on Church property: nothing will be given back
A norm, with obscure provisions, affirms that the use of ecclesiastical property granted by the state to "organizations" must respect the purpose of this property, and not offend the sentiments of the faithful. Who will be harshly punished if they protest.

12/02/2009 VIETNAM – VATICAN
Vatican delegation to discuss diplomatic relations in upcoming visit to Hanoi
Vietnam’s official news agency reports the announcement, but does not mention rows between Church and authorities over the past year, which led some worshippers to be put on trial and a request for the removal of Hanoi Archbishop Kiet.

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