“Hanoi Blogger Verdict Brings Protest by U.S.,” Wall Street Journal, October 3, 2013 A9 http://on.wsj.com/1c9qRBw
A U.S.-trained lawyer was prosecuted for tax evasion after posting a blog post criticizing the government’s monopoly on power in Vietnam. He’s an activist and has been arrested or detained multiple times.
If real-time monitoring is possible in Vietnam, what risks elsewhere? What are the relative values of his post versus the impact on Vietnam’s reputation and relationships? What are the headlines worth to him?