Legal Initiatives for VIETNAM co-director Quiynh-Vi Tran, was cited in the report on digital media and internet freedom (reporting period June 2019 - May 2020) by Freedom House.


Digital mobilization in Vietnam tends to be local, rather than national, in scale, and often revolves around environmental issues, as well as concerns about the expansion of China’s influence. In January 2019, before the current coverage period, a group of environmentalists created the Facebook page Save Tam Đảo to protest a project by the real estate developer Sun Group in the Tam Đảo National Park. The page received thousands of likes and followers within a few weeks.[54]

[54] Quiynh-Vi Tran, “#SaveTamDao: A Cry for Help from Vietnam’s Primary Rainforest,” The Vietnamese, January 22, 2019,….