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China’s pattern of human rights abuse continues

The Chinese Communist Party continues its campaign of human rights abuse with the detention of journalists and civil rights advocates.
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Pompeo: Beijing is undermining Hong Kong’s autonomy

Learn what Secretary of State Michael Pompeo means when he says Hong Kong no longer maintains its high degree of autonomy from China.
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Iranian regime official authorized police to kill protesters

The U.S. sanctioned Iran's interior minister for allowing police to kill protesters. Learn more about the regime's violence against its own citizens.
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Iran’s regime imprisons protesters, not perpetrators

Iran's regime is punishing protesters rather than those responsible for downing a civilian airliner. Learn more about the regime's response to the tragedy.
Ida B. Wells has been honored for her outstanding and courageous reporting on lynching in America. Read on to learn more about her work and legacy.

Ida B. Wells receives posthumous Pulitzer Prize

Ida B. Wells has been honored for her outstanding and courageous reporting on lynching in America. Read on to learn more about her work and legacy.
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Amid COVID-19, reporters still face persecution in China, Iran and Venezuela

In China, Iran and Venezuela, journalists risk imprisonment for reporting on COVID-19 and other subjects their governments consider sensitive.
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Want democracy? Keep the press free and active.

A strong democracy encourages a free press — one that keeps the public informed, enables a diversity of voices, and holds leaders accountable.
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The truth about Cuba’s medical missions

Cuba sends thousands of medical professionals to 60 countries, but not for altruistic reasons. Learn what's really happening with these missions.
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Chinese media: Press or propagandists?

The State Department recently designated five Chinese state-run media organizations as foreign missions, recognizing that they are controlled by the CCP.