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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.
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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.
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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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Blinken presses Beijing on violations of rules-based order

Secretary of State Antony Blinken is urging Beijing to curb its aggressive behavior, faulting the PRC's conduct in Xinjiang, Hong Kong and elsewhere.
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Black women have always been leaders for voting rights

Black women have been leaders in the fight for rights for hundreds of years, paving the way for today's Black Americans in politics.
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Report: Governments target critics during COVID-19

Authoritarian governments are using the COVID-19 pandemic to justify restrictions on speech and punishments against critics, Human Rights Watch says.
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The Quad: Supporting democratic values in the Indo-Pacific

The U.S., Australia, India and Japan are working together to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change and to advance Indo-Pacific security.