Man posing for photo in office (© Kevin Wolf/AP Images)

Once interned in China, Uyghur American fights for religious freedom

Learn more about Nury Turkel, the Uyghur American lawyer who has been appointed to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.
Flags behind man signing document on a table as people stand around him (© AP Images)

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.
Protesters on the National Mall (© AP Images)

Americans march

Marching and protesting are integral aspects of what it means to exercise freedom of speech and what it means to stand together in unity.
Police officers kneeling in front of police headquarters (© Eric Gay/AP Images)

U.S. officials answer calls for police reform

Local governments in the U.S. are passing police reforms after the death of George Floyd. See how departments are responding to the public outcry.
People walking in a crowd (© Jake May/The Flint Journal/AP Images)

Police leaders march in solidarity with peaceful protesters

Police in the United States have joined marches for reform after a man's death in police custody. See how law enforcement is supporting peaceful protests.
Michael R. Pompeo at lectern with woman standing nearby (State Dept./Ron Przysucha)

Pompeo: No country cares more for religious freedom

Learn more about the State Department's 2019 International Religious Freedom report, which tracks religious freedom in countries around the world.
Illustration of a Chinese official blacking out words on a speech balloon (State Dept./D. Thompson)

In China, you can’t say these words

The Chinese government censors newspapers, television, social media and the internet to control their citizens. Here is a list of words you can't say.
People sitting in front of computers against wall (© Ebrahim Noroozi/AP Images)

Iran’s regime spends billions to limit citizens’ internet access

Iran is spending billions on an intranet that would block access to the internet. Find out about the regime's plan to control access to information.
Still from GIF on world reaction to China's treatment of Hong Kong (State Dept.)

Countries around the world support Hong Kong’s freedom [infographic]

Countries around the world are coming out in support of Hong Kong's autonomy and freedoms, which are threatened by Beijing's new national security law.