Reporters Without Borders Germany calls for the the immediate and unconditional release of Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang.  She is one of the three recipients of 2019 Press Freedom Award.


Note:  Original texts in German.

We call for the immediate and unconditional release of Pham Doan Trang. The Vietnamese #journalist was arrested on Tuesday evening for alleged "anti-state propaganda" - the latest example of the persecution of critical voices in Vietnam. "I don't just want freedom for myself, it's too easy. No, I want something bigger - freedom for Vietnam," Trang wrote in a May 2019 letter with the intent that if she were arrested, it would be made public. We honored Trang with the 2019 Press Freedom Award for High Impact Journalism. In a video message she told us about the state of press freedom in Vietnam.