The Announcement of the bloggers and freelancers on the case of journalist Hoang Khuong

Dated: Sep 17, 2012.

Dear friends,

In the context of corruption is a national disaster, the situation of abusing powers to misappropriate and extract money of people is increasingly common, the goal of journalist Hoang Khuong is justified, significantly contributing to the effort of the whole people aimed at cleaning up the administrative mechanism of the state.

In the extremely difficult and dangerous operational conditions of the Vietnam media , although  each reporter  always has to daily face the tangible and intangible threats, the reporting method of journalist Hoang Khuong is a courage, morality, honor and conscience of a genuine journalist. 

The articles of Hoang Khuong, namely “Where road accidents are settled off the records“, “Traffic cop takes bribe to return bike“, “Cops blatantly take bribes, threaten drivers” … not only contribute to shed light on the dark corners of those people who are in charge of maintaining, preserving disciplines and laws, but also is the strongest evidence of the justified motive of journalist Hoang Khuong.

Based on the goal and journalism in the reference with the standards of ethical values, fundamental fairness and transparency of a proper legal background and journalist Hoang Khuong’s achievements which have contributed to the state. We, bloggers and freelancers, believe and recognize that:

– Hoang Khuong is a professional journalist with conscience, responsibility and putting the common good of society first.

– Hoang Khuong is an accountable Vietnamese citizen, he dared engage himself in actively contributing to healthy social and development of the state.

Therefore:

– In a trial the news agency where journalist Hoang Khuong works for did not allowed to participate in litigation to prove that his acts absolutely had no signs of criminal violations. Furthermore the nature of his acts have been contributing to reduce the risk of corruption in society. Thus it is illogical to sentence journalist Hoang Khuong. The verdict of 4 years’ imprisonment to him is an unfair judgment.

– This is not only unfair judgments against journalist Hoang Khuong, but also a suspended sentence for conscientious journalists actively fighting against corruption. It is a noose hanging over the Vietnam media.

– The conviction is entirely contrary to the spirit of all commitments of the Party and the government in combating against wrongdoings, abuse of power, abuse of office, betraying the aspirations and efforts of the people in the mission of eliminating corruption , embezzlement, bribery and authoritarianism which have shattered Vietnam society.

Although journalist Hoang Khuong was imprisoned by unjust judgment, his journey will be followed by our pace and sympathy of the people. He might be detained but his mission, which is a common mission of most people, might be not.

The most significant, practical, beneficial to our dear country is that we always stand beside him, in his front line, and continue engaging ourselves in the battle between the good and the evil.

Dear friends,

That is the announcement  on the conviction of journalist Hoang Khuong, which was launched by a number of bloggers and freelancers. We hope that everyone reads and shares information. If anyone agrees to sign, please send information including your name – the blog name and email to: lentiengvihoangkhuong@gmail.com

All bloggers please post this announcement on your blog if possible.

Sincere thanks to everyone!

Signatories

1. Blogger Hành Nhân
2. Blogger Huỳnh Công Thuận
3. Blogger Huỳnh Thục Vy
4. Blogger Trịnh Kim Tiến
5. Blogger Quang Minh Đỉnh
6. Blogger Mẹ Nấm
7. Blogger Vũ Đông Hà
8. Blogger Phạm Văn Hải
9. Blogger Phương Bích
10. Blogger Đào Hữu Nghĩa Nhân
11. Blogger Nguyễn Ngọc Lịch
12. Blogger Lê Anh Hùng
13. Nhà báo Nguyễn Quốc Chính
14. Blogger Lê Dũng
15. Nhà báo Bình Minh – Báo Trí Nhân Media
16. Blogger Nguyễn Thị Mỹ Linh
17. Blogger David Thiên Ngọc
18. Blogger Nguyễn Bá Chổi
19. Blogger Jimmy Hoàng Lê
20. Blogger Phi Vũ
21. Ký giả Trương Minh Đức
22. Linh mục DDCT Ân Thanh – Truyền thông Chúa Cứu Thế Sài Gòn
23. Nhà báo tự do Lê Diễn Đức
24. Facebooker Nguyễn Hồ Nhật Thành
25. Facebooker Võ Quốc Anh
26. Facebooker Trần Hoài Bảo
27. Facebooker Nguyễn Văn Dũng
28. Facebooker Nguyễn Văn Hùng
29. Phóng viên VNRs Huỳnh Nguyễn Minh Toàn
30. Facebooker Trần Đức Anh
31. Facebooker Võ Trường Thiện
32. Facebooker Lý Liêm Chandler
33. Facebooker Đoàn Hương Giang
34. Facebooker Trần Xuân Huyền
35. Facebooker Nguyễn Lân Thắng
36. Facebooker Nguyễn Tiến Nam
37. Facebooker Bùi Thị Trúc Phương
38. Facebooker Huỳnh Trung Tín
39. Facebooker Mịchael Ngo
40. Facebooker Hoàng Xuân Lĩnh
41. Facebooker Lê Sinh Mẫn
42. Facebooker Lê Quốc Tuấn
43. Facebooker Bùi Việt Hà
44. Blogger Tô Oanh
45. Blogger Nguyễn Hoàng Vi
46. Blogger Vũ Thế Phan
47. Blogger Trương Bá Thụy
48. Blogger Bùi Hằng (Bùi Thị Minh Hằng)
49. Blogger Đinh Tấn Lực
50. Blogger Nguyễn Lương Khanh
51. Facebooker Trần Phong
52. Facebooker Châu Văn Thi
53. Facebooker Trịnh Anh Tuấn
54. Facebooker Phương Nguyễn
55. Facebooker Lê Thị Hy Vọng
56. Facebooker Phạm Đình Diệm
57. Facebooker Đặng Văn Lập
58. Nhà báo tự do Nguyễn Quang Duy
59. Facebooker Trịnh Văn Toàn
60. Facebooker Nguyễn Đình Khôi
61. Facebooker Trương Minh Tịnh
62. Facebooker Vũ Thùy Liên
63. Facebooker Lê Trung
64. Facebooker Lê Công Qui
65. Blogger Lê Hiền Đức
66. Nhà báo tự do Tạ Dzu
67. Facebooker Nguyễn Quang Duy
68. Facebooker Nguyễn Văn Khải
69. Facebooker Phạm Đức Tuấn
70. Nhà báo – Blogger Huỳnh Ngọc Chênh
71. Blogger Nguyễn Nghĩa
72. Linh mục Đinh Hữu Thoại – DCCT Sài Gòn – Truyền thông Chúa Cứu Thế
73. Blogger D.D – Australia
74. Blogger Nguyễn Ngọc Già
75. Blogger Hồ Quang Huy
76. Blogger Phạm Bá Hải
77. Blogger Trịnh Hội

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