Defend the Defenders

DTD is both a website covering human rights in Vietnam and an RSF partner NGO that has organized seminars on cyber-security for Vietnamese bloggers and cyber-activists jointly with RSF. Human rights-related information published by news media and NGOs (both local and international) is collected by DTD, translated into Vietnamese and posted on its site. It has also produced weekly reviews of the Vietnamese and foreign press since 2014. And finally, thanks to a growing network of citizen-journalist contributors, it posts its own articles, interviews and videos, often with English-language translations. As a result, it constitutes a bridge between an international community seeking detailed recent information from local sources, and Vietnamese civil society, which is often unable to access foreign media and NGO reports because of government censorship or technical problems.