Artist's rendering of people walking in hall with engraved words on one wall arranged around a stylized American flag (© Elia Architecture & Interiors)

A facade celebrating press freedom moves to Philadelphia

A stone tablet of the 45-word First Amendment is moving to Philadelphia, across from Independence Hall. Learn why and the message it sends to the world.
President Biden standing behind lectern during press conference (© Evan Vucci/AP Images)

What is the White House Correspondents’ Association?

Most journalists covering the U.S. president and presidency belong to the White House Correspondents' Association. Learn how it began and why it matters.
Murals on embassy walls (State Dept.)

U.S. Embassy in Beijing offers ‘Art for the People’

“Art for the People,” a new exhibition on the exterior walls of the U.S. Embassy in China, showcases freedom of expression through American street art.
Two women huddling as police officer looks at them (© Vladimir Gerdo/TASS/Getty Images)

U.S. calls on the Kremlin to end crackdown on press freedom

The United States is standing up for press freedom in Russia, where the Kremlin cracks down on reporters, independent newsrooms and opposition voices.
Seventeen people posing for group photo on stage (State Dept./Saadia Dayal)

U.S. supports transgender health clinics in India

For the past three years, the U.S. Consulate General Kolkata has helped foster public-private relationships to bring transgender health clinics to India.
Firefighters in full gear smiling (© John Minchillo/AP Images)

Women tackle firefighting’s risks and rewards

Women in the United States are rising up the ranks of firefighting and leading all-female crews in a field traditionally dominated by men. Learn more here.
Two girls holding books while standing in front of library (Courtesy of Deyar Nasiri)

Teen sisters donate books that give voice to Muslim girls

Mena and Zena Nasiri started a nongovernmental organization to donate books featuring strong Muslim women to schools — and the movement quickly grew.
Soldiers in distance with reddish smoke behind them in area with trees and plants (© AP Images)

U.S., partners urge Burma’s military to release journalists

The United States and international partners are calling for the release of journalists and others unjustly detained in Burma after a military coup.
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5 ways USAID empowers women as leaders against climate crisis

When they have a seat at the table, women contribute to decisionmaking on natural resources and potential climate solutions.