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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