Illustration with film scenes in background and Juraj Jánošík and roll of film unwinding in the foreground (State Dept./D. Thompson)

The historic film made by Slovak American immigrants

"Jánošík," which premiered in 1921, was one of the first feature-length films. It was made by two Slovak American brothers.
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Women govern some of the largest U.S. cities

Learn about some of the American women who are running for, and winning, the top city government seat: the mayor.

The U.S. protects the right to protest injustice [video]

People in the United States use the freedoms guaranteed in the First Amendment to change their government and work towards a more perfect union.

Obama: Through democracy, countries can realize their full potential

What defines a strong nation in the 21st century? It's not the control of territory, but “individual rights, good governance and personal security.”
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Pompeo: We’re doing the hard work of diplomacy

In a speech to the Heritage Foundation, the secretary underscored his commitment to work with countries to achieve successful multilateral relationships.
Two men sitting in internet cafe, one working on laptop, the other talking on cellphone (© Vahid Salemi/AP Images)

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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The Charter of the United Nations turns 75

The U.N. charter laid out the principles that guide the United Nations. Learn how this document was shaped, and why it helps ensure the U.N.'s success.

Ukraine’s new generation of police officers

As part of its countrywide police-reform effort, Ukraine swore in its first class of new patrol police recruits at an official ceremony in Kyiv.
Gerybel Torres and Manuel Barroeta sitting in room (State Dept.)

Venezuelan journalists describe persecution [video]

Journalists Manuel Barroeta and Gerybel Torres describe the persecution they faced while living in Venezuela but express hope for the future of the country.