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
26/11/2008 VIETNAMVietnamese 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 VIETNAMNow 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.