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HCMC’s leader meets lawyers accompanied fight for Vietnamese AO victims

Secretary of the HCMC Party Committee Nguyen Van Nen who is on a business trip to France had a meeting with lawyers who accompanied Vietnamese-French woman, Tran To Nga in her fight for justice for herself and other Agent Orange (AO) victims.

Belgian parliamentarians propose draft resolution in support of VN's AO victims

The Belgian Chamber of Representatives on June 20 held a hearing on a draft resolution in support of Vietnamese Agent Orange (AO)/dioxin.

Swiss Party of Labour voices solidarity with Vietnamese AO victims

The Swiss Party of Labour has expressed its solidarity with Vietnamese-French woman Tran To Nga and all Agent Orange (AO)/dioxin victims of Vietnam after a French court rejected Nga’s lawsuit seeking justice for the victims.

Vietnam association for AO victims issues statement on Tran To Nga's lawsuit

The Vietnam Association for Victims of Agent Orange has affirmed it will provide support to Tran To Nga to continue her lawsuit against US firms that manufactured the toxic AO defoliant used by US forces during the war in Vietnam.

Inside This Peace named Best Documentary

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese filmmaker Linh Nga’s Inside This Peace has won the prize for the Best Feature Documentary at the California Women’s Film Festival.

Hue exhibition gives voice to Agent Orange victims

The Museum of History in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue is showcasing 200 photographs of Agent Orange (AO) victims and planning related activities following the lawsuit against producers of AO.

Young French carries on her grandma’s cause on community work

Frenchwoman Jade Owhadi first heard of Agent Orange (AO) from her French-Vietnamese grandmother when she was in high school. This gave her a new perspective on life and bolstered her passion for community work.

War correspondent's memoir published

The memoir of a 75-year-old Vietnamese-French woman, Tran To Nga, who was correspondent for the Liberation News Agency, the predecessor of Viet Nam News Agency, was released in HCM City

Social News 26/12

Hanoi Police discover goods trafficking cases, VNRC campaign to help the poor, AO victims, Man receives life sentence for trafficking heroin, Vietnamese cultural and historical figure honoured

Next court hearing for AO suit set for 2017

 VietNamNet Bridge – The next court hearing of an Agent Orange (AO) lawsuit filed by a French-Vietnamese woman against 26 US chemical companies is expected to be held in early 2017.

UN to screen film on Vietnamese Agent Orange victim

 A documentary featuring a young victim of Agent Orange, by director Courtney Marsh, will be screened shortly at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

Social News 25/1

Authorities bust traffickers for transporting firecrackers; Vietnam attends Global Young Scientists Summit; Luggage theft plagues Vietnam airports; American prepackaged caramel apples not yet registered in Vietnam

Wage workers represent one-third of Vietnam’s total employment

In Vietnam, about one-third of the employed people depend on wages for their livelihoods, compared to the global average of over 50 per cent.

Social News 9/9

 Authorities uncover illegal timber trade; Factory workers suffocate to death; Five children drown across weekend; HCM City seeks investors for playgrounds; Heavy rain damages Ca Mau Province dike

Social News 7/9

Formosa IP to recruit nearly 3,000 foreign workers; HCMC establishes paediatric organ transplant centre; Whirlwind destroys houses in Dong Thap; Mother's liver saves 1-year old daughter;

Korean firm fined for mistreating workers

A South Korean company specialising in assembling electronic components in the northern province of Hai Duong has been fined more than VND490 million (US$23,300) for 14 administrative violations.

Vinasat satellite services still run normally

Telecommunications Group said that its Vinasat satellite is operating normally, denying claims on social network and other sites that it “decided to interrupt supply telecommunication services for China” on May 14.

Retired Japanese teacher writes book on AO victims

 VietNamNet Bridge – Retired Japanese teacher Nishimura Yoichi will release his 1,000-page book, The Prayer for Vietnamese Victims of Agent Orange, this September.

Social News Headlines 3/3

 UK Prince presents helmets to children; Over 1,800 traffic fatalities in first two months; Low-quality bolts brought bridge down: minister; Vietnam ranks fifth in doing extra studies; Vietnamese concerned about Ukraine violence

A woman’s fight against the pain of Agent Orange

 Professor, Doctor Nguyen Thi Ngoc Phuong is a leading clinician/researcher on the effects of Agent Orange on the health of the Vietnamese people.