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Bennett Murray

Bennett Murray is a freelance journalist who most recently served as the Vietnam bureau chief for Deutsche Presse-Agentur. He has reported across the Asia-Pacific region since 2013. 

Articles by Bennett Murray

A woman kneels down next to a child and both smile
As lives are turned upside down by war, Bennett Murray reports from Kyiv on the defiant mood in the Ukrainian capital.
A blue and yellow metro train
Written well before Russia’s recent invasion, this 2020 profile of Ukraine, by Bennett Murray, provides context to the often-...
Bennett Murray speaks to Avery Ng, the leader of Hong Kong’s most leftwing party within the democracy movement.
Vietnam is a Southeast Asian country on the South China Sea known for its beaches, rivers, Buddhist pagodas and bustling cities. Hanoi, the capital, pays homage to the nation’s iconic Communist-era leader, Ho Chi Minh, via a huge marble mausoleum. Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) has French colonial landmarks, plus Vietnamese War history museums and the Củ Chi tunnels, used by Viet Cong soldiers
The Vietnam of yesteryear that many Westerners use as a reference point for the nation is long outdated, writes Bennett Murray.

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