VTimes Series on Agent Orange

vtimes logoDuring 2010, VTimes, a San Jose-based Vietnamese-language weekly, published a series of articles and columns about Agent Orange in Vietnam. Vietnam Reporting Project fellows Henry Liem and Duc Ha, along with VRP editor De Tran, reported the following stories.

Resolving the Agent Orange legacy in Vietnam: Declaration and Strategic Planning
Giải quyết di sản chất da cam ở VN: Tuyên cáo và kế hoạch chiến lược

VTimes issue 211, June 11, 2010
Henry Liem writes about the Dialogue Group’s Declaration and Strategic Planning report.

Quang Tri (province) and Agent Orange
Quảng Trị và hóa chất Da Cam

VTimes issue 211, June 11, 2010
Henry Liem reminisces about his hometown in Quang Tri as he sits in a café in Saigon on a rainy day… Later he visits families with children believed to be affected by Agent Orange.

It’s all about Karma and your given name
Nghiệp chướng và tên gọi

VTimes issue 212, June 18, 2010
Henry Liem visits the family of an old friend, whose brother has a child with Agent Orange symptoms. The family doesn’t blame the Americans. “It’s fate,” they said.

A Luoi, Khe Sanh, Hue, Hanoi, Saigon
A Lưới, Khe Sanh, Huế, Hà Nội, Sài Gòn

VTimes issue 213, June 25, 2010
Henry Liem visits Agent Orange families in Central Vietnam. He interviews Agent Orange officials there. He also attends a press conference by the Dialogue Group on Hanoi.

The legacy of a war
Hệ lụy của một cuộc chiến

VTimes issue 213, June 25, 2010
Duc Ha looks back at the legacy of Agent Orange in Vietnam and its lasting effects 35 years after the war.

Agent Orange and Yellow Skin
Người da vàng và Hóa Chất Da Cam

VTimes issue 216, July 16, 2010
De Tran reports from the Quang Nam Province, one of the areas most affected by Agent Orange. He visits families from both sides of the Vietnam War – North and South Vietnamese.

Returning to ‘Nam
Trở Lại Nam

VTimes issue 219, Aug. 6, 2010
Duc Ha writes about his return to Vietnam, his impression after visiting victims of Agent Orange.

Agent Orange: A Wound Not Healed
Hóa Chất Da Cam: Vết thương chưa lành

VTimes issue 232, Nov. 6, 2010
Duc Ha writes about the pain and scars left behind in Vietnam more than three decades after the war ended and asks why Vietnamese Agent Orange victims are rarely mentioned in conversations about compensations.

Tran Thi Hoan: A Fortunate Person
Trần Thị Hoan: Người Nhiều May Mắn

VTimes issue 220, Aug. 13, 2010
Duc Ha profiles Tran Thi Hoan, a 23-year-old who was born without legs, believed to be caused by Agent Orange. The IT graduate now works for Nokia and she has testified in the United State on behalf of AO victims.

About de tran

De Tran is publisher and editor of VTimes, a Vietnamese-language newspaper in Silicon Valley. Before founding VTimes in 2006, De was the founding publisher and editor of Viet Mercury, the Vietnamese-language weekly published by the San Jose Mercury News and the first Vietnamese newspaper published by a U.S. media company. De was one of the first Vietnamese writers working in mainstream journalism in the United States. He was a columnist and a demographics writer for the San Jose Mercury News. He was part of the Mercury News staff that won a Pulitzer Prize in 1990.

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