Horst Faas with Nick Ut

Remembering Hoorst Faas

VRP fellow Nick Ut remembers about his friend and former Associated Press boss Hoorst Faas, who died Thursday at age 79.

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Agent Orange: Behind the pretty pictures in Vietnam

Inside a tourist-packed museum featuring sobering pictures of the Vietnam War, the young woman and several dozen other physically challenged people showed off their artwork, ranging from handcrafted paintings to bright bouquets of bead flowers.

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‘Leaves Keep Falling’ to be screened at Artivist Film Festival

The Artivist Film Tour kicks off its 2012 program on Jan. 25 and 26 at Columbia University with a medley of five award-winning short films addressing the festival’s mission: Raising Awareness for Humanity, Animals, and the Environment through informative and inspiring international films. The program begins with an international travel through the USA, Philippines, Vietnam, […]

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Agent Orange – Vietnam’s Last Battle

  By De Tran DANANG, Vietnam – The famed China Beach where war-weary GIs once went on R&R is now lined with luxury beachfront villas, five-star resorts, and even a golf course designed by the great Greg Norman. Not far from this sun-drenched, white-sand stretch of paradise, I met a 57-year-old illiterate subsistence farmer and […]

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Charles Bailey Honored by Government of Vietnam

Charles Bailey has received the Huân chương Hữu nghị Việt Nam, the highest honor accorded by the Government of Vietnam to non-citizens in recognition of his work as the Ford Foundation’s representative in Vietnam for more than a decade. The citation from the president of Vietnam reads:  “[presented] to Dr. Charles R. Bailey, an American […]

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Have Agent Orange studies ignored Vietnamese vets in the U.S.?

In a first-person article appearing on the New California Media website, health reporter Ngoc Nguyen highlights the lack of studies regarding the health effects Agent Orange/dioxin exposure has had on Vietnamese soldiers who immigrated to the United States following the Vietnam War. American forces sprayed 19 million gallons of Agent Orange and other herbicides during […]

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VRP panel planned for Berkeley Agent Orange conference

  Representatives of the Vietnam Reporting Project will discuss its award-winning coverage of the consequences of Agent Orange contamination in Vietnam at the upcoming conference “Agent Orange and Addressing the Legacy of the War in Vietnam.” VRP Director Jon Funabiki,  editor De Tran and photographer Catherine Karnow will participate in the “Vietnam Reporting Project: The […]

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‘Leaves Keep Falling’ selected for Media That Matters Film Festival

“The Leaves Keep Falling,” a short film by Julie Winokur and Vietnam Reporting Project fellow Ed Kashi, will be screened at the 11th annual Media That Matters Film Festival in New York on Oct. 27. Videographer/photographer Ed Kashi and photographer Catherine Karnow traveled to Da Nang, Vietnam as Vietnam Reporting Project fellows in the summer […]

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Nick Ut, AAJA Lifetime Achievement Award

VRP Fellows Receive AAJA Awards

Three Vietnam Reporting Project Fellows received journalism awards from the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) at its 2011 convention in Detroit, Michigan on Saturday, August 13. AP Photographer Nick Ut received AAJA’s Lifetime Achievement Award, its highest honor, given to an individual “who has demonstrated courage and commitment to the principles of journalism over the […]

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‘Unfinished Business’ receives APME Journalism Excellence Award

The Plain Dealer has won the 2011 APME Journalism Excellence Award in International Perspective for it’s six-part series “Unfinished Business,” by VRP fellow Connie Schultz.

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