Lam Le

Journalist — Writer — Editor

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam

Email: lam.le@restofworld.org

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I am a journalist and writer based in Hanoi, Vietnam. I go beyond the headlines to examine long-lasting and overlooked impacts of unjust policies on marginalized groups. Some of my notable writings covered Vietnamese workers living in factories to keep the tech supply chain going during the pandemic, the illicit Vietnam-China surrogacy trade, and commentary on the narrative surrounding 39 Vietnamese migrants found dead in a container truck in Essex, UK. My work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Guardian, Rest of World, Al Jazeera, Mekong Review and others.

In May 2023, I started a year-long Labor x Tech Fellowship at Rest of World, covering how technology affects labor and the way we work in Vietnam and Southeast Asia.

Before that I was Vietnam Content Coordinator at Earth Journalism Network and an editor at Mekong Eye.

I’m fluent in English, Vietnamese and Polish, and hold a degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge, UK.


Portrait photo by Yen Duong.