Lam Le

Independent Journalist — Writer — Editor

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam

Email: lam.le52@googlemail.com

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I am an investigative journalist based in Hanoi, Vietnam. I go beyond the headlines to examine long-lasting and overlooked impacts of unjust policies on marginalised 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.

Nowadays, I divide my time between Earth Journalism Network which involves editing Vietnam stories for Mekong Eye, and freelance writing.

Previously, from 2016-2018 I was Deputy Editor at VnExpress International, Vietnam’s most read English language newspaper.

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.