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Democratic partners condemn crackdown in Belarus

The United States and partner nations have sanctioned Belarusian officials in an effort to deter the regime's human rights violations.
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Biden defends democratic values in talks with Russian President Putin

President Biden met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva to discuss areas of cooperation and disagreement between the two countries.
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The dire cost of Burma’s internet shutdown [infographic]

Burma's military has blocked the internet to stymie calls for democracy. Learn more about the far-reaching effects of denying the right to information.
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U.S. defends religious freedom, a universal right

The State Department's Report on International Religious Freedom tracks assaults on the right to worship. Learn how the U.S. defends religious freedom.
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Asian Americans in politics

From local governments to Congress and the Office of the Vice President, Americans of Asian descent are making their mark in U.S. politics.
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U.S. supports the human rights of transgender people around the world

Learn more about transgender rights from three activists: Tashnuva Anan Shishir from Bangladesh, Zoe Joffre from Mexico and Chaber from Poland.
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A free press requires an open internet

Free expression on the internet is a human rights issue, and organizations such as Access Now and the Freedom Online Coalition are standing up for it.
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How the U.S. supports workers’ rights around the world

The U.S. fights for the rights of workers worldwide. Learn more about U.S. efforts to improve working conditions in countries around the world.
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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.