Hoang Tu Duy
|Native name||Hoàng Tứ Duy|
November 29, 1971 |
|Occupation||spokesperson, writer, democracy activist|
Hoàng Tứ Duy (chữ Hán: 黃四維; also known as Duy "Dan" Hoang) is a Vietnamese-born American democracy activist. He is currently the spokesperson for Viet Tan, an unsanctioned political movement in Vietnam. Before becoming a full-time democracy activist, he worked as an investment banker for over 10 years. He has testified before US Congressional committees on human rights issues and written for the Wall Street Journal, Asia Times Online and leading Vietnamese-language publications.
He currently lives in Washington, D.C.
Early life and career
He was a principal financial officer at the International Finance Corporation, the private-sector arm of the World Bank, where he was responsible for IFC's local currency financing programs in Asia and Eastern Europe. He was hired to head Deutsche Bank's investment banking activities in Vietnam in 2007. However, he was reportedly denied entry by government authorities.
He has a long history of organizing for the Vietnamese community, actively serving as board member and organizer.
He is a co-founder of VOICE, a non-profit organization that focuses on advocacy for the protection of Vietnamese refugees, as well as addressing other issues confronting the conscience of our community.
He also served on the board of Vietnamese-American Public Affairs Committee, a grassroots organization aiming to empower Vietnamese Americans through civic engagement. As a VPAC member, he testified before the House Committee on Ways and Means about US-Vietnam trade relations.
He is active on raising awareness about the dangers of bauxite mining in the Central Highlands in Vietnam. He has testified before US Congressional committees on human rights issues, calling on the international community to support democratic reforms in Vietnam.
As the number of Internet users reached critical mass in Vietnam and the government ramps up its crackdown on bloggers and digital activists, Viet Tan launched the Internet Freedom Campaign, with Duy being an outspoken advocate for Vietnamese netizens to access the net. He testified before a Congressional Briefing on Internet Freedom in Vietnam and spoken to conferences on strategies to promote access.
- May Vietnam Follow South Africa, Chicago Tribune, May 20, 1994.
- A Damaged Brand, Wall Street Journal, November 15, 2007.
- South China Seizure, Wall Street Journal, February 6, 2008.
- Uncomfortable anniversary in Vietnam, Asia Times Online, September 10, 2008.
- Mr. Obama, Set Vietnam Free, Wall Street Journal, January 30, 2009.
- Vietnam bauxite plan opens pit of concern, Asia Times Online, March 17, 2009.
- China rift opens in Vietnam, Asia Times Online, January 14, 2009.
- Vietnam teeters towards a currency crisis, Asia Times Online, September 22, 2009.
- Hanoi’s Problems Run Deeper Than The Dong, Wall Street Journal, February 11, 2010.
- A Rights Agenda for Vietnam, Wall Street Journal, July 20, 2010.
- A sinking ship in Vietnam, Asia Times Online, April 6, 2012.
- Vietnam to target social media, The Diplomat, April 25, 2012.
- Rights before weapons for Vietnam, Asia Times Online, August 20, 2014.
- "Viet Tan".
- "Geneva Summit 2010 Speakers Profile". Retrieved 15 October 2011.
- Shawn, Crispin (January 18, 2008). "Democratic pebble in Vietnam's shoe". Asia Times. Retrieved 15 October 2011.
- "Vietnamese Professionals Society North American Conference 2004". VPS. Retrieved 15 October 2011.
- "Vietnamese American National Gala Recognizes the Contributions of Vietnamese Americans; 'Celebrating Three Decades of Progress'". Retrieved 15 October 2011.
- "VOICE Summer 2009 Newsletter" (PDF).
- "Refugees From Vietnam Unimpressed With Kerry". CNS News.
- "Hearing before the Committee on Ways and Means, 106th Congress" (PDF). Committee on Ways and Means. Retrieved 2 November 2011.
- "Pro-reform party coddled in US, branded terrorists in Vietnam". AFP. 2007-06-16. Archived from the original on October 27, 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-19.
- "Leadership of Viet Tan". Viet Tan. Retrieved 15 October 2011.
- "Vietnam mining project sparks protests". Al Jazeera. Retrieved 11 October 2011.
- "Testimony before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight" (PDF). Retrieved 1 October 2011.
- "Country Spotlight: Vietnam". Alliance of Youth Movements. Retrieved 31 October 2011.
- "Viet Tan's Internet Freedom Campaign". Viet Tan. Retrieved 2 November 2011.
- "Congressional Briefing on Internet Freedom in Vietnam". Viet Tan. Retrieved 28 October 2011.
- "Princeton University's Center for Information Technology Policy: Internet Security, Internet Freedom". Retrieved 31 October 2011.
- Duy Hoang, Angelina Huynh, and Cuong Nguyen. Vietnam’s blogger movement: A virtual civil society in the midst of government repression. Viet Tan, April 1, 2009.
- Michel Tran Duc and Duy Hoang. Denial of Service: Cyberattacks by the Vietnamese Government. Viet Tan, April 27, 2010.
- Duy Hoang and Angelina Huynh. Rule by Law: How Communist Vietnam Suppresses Political Opposition. Viet Tan, November 18, 2010.
- Duy Hoang and Trinh Nguyen. Facebook and Civil Disobedience in Vietnam. Viet Tan, March 4, 2011.
- Speech at The 2006 Rafto Symposium – Bergen, Norway. November 3, 2006.
- Congressional Briefing on Internet Freedom in Vietnam - Washington, D.C.. October 14, 2009.
- USIP/ICNC 2010 Course, Democracy Promoters, Diasporas, and Diplomats - Washington, D.C.. November 23, 2010.
- Wired for Change: Hacking Our Way Back to Democracy - New York City, February 16, 2011.
- Keynote at the 6th International Vietnamese Youth Conference - Manila, Philippines. August 16, 2011.