In a report by RSF, there are at least 62 women journalists who are languishing in prison, including Pham Doan Trang.  Vietnam's prominent journalist is known for her peaceful activism by authoring several books on law and co-founding Luat Khoa Tap Chi (Journal of Law.)


Note:  Original texts in Spanish.

The number of women journalists imprisoned for their work in the world today, 62, has never been so high and that "in extremely harsh conditions," reported Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Tuesday.

This figure represents a growth of 38% compared to the data registered a year ago, indicated RSF, which explained that this increase is due "mainly to three authoritarian regimes", China, Belarus and Burma.

All three have toughened their crackdown on a profession in which women are increasingly numerous.

In addition to these three regimes, in Vietnam there are 3 women detained like Pham Doan Trang, winner of an RSF award and sentenced to nine years in prison for "propaganda against the state".