AP is reporting two journalists in Hanoi were sentenced to up to seven years in prison for "abusing freedom and democracy." The two journalists covered a corruption scandal at the Transportation Ministry in 2005. They are accused of undisclosed innaccuracies in their reporting. It's a scarry reality check for anyone who writes about Vietnam.
Recently I had my own unwelcome experience with the Vietnam government's Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment when I discovered that they plagerizing three of my articles. Unfortunately they did not respond to emails and just hung up on me when I tried to call.