Civil Society

Statue of girl standing in street (State Dept.)video

Freedom of speech and power of the arts [video]

The United States government respects the right of writers and artists to express themselves freely. Learn more about freedom of speech in America.
Silhouettes of journalists holding cameras, microphones and notepads (State Dept./D. Thompson/Shutterstock)

America’s free press offers diverse views on protests

A free press allows for a respectful exchange of opinions. Find out what America's newspapers have written about recent protests.
President Trump signing document surrounded by standing people (© Evan Vucci/AP Images)

President Trump orders police reforms

President Trump has ordered numerous police reforms after the death of George Floyd. See which cities are also taking steps to limit excessive force.
Man speaking into microphone (© Wojtek Radwanski/AFP/Getty Images)

Jewish groups honor Islamic leader who fights anti-Semitism

Muslim World League Secretary General Dr. Sheikh Mohammed al-Issa received an award for his work combating anti-Semitism and uniting people.
Safiya Khalid wearing blue Islamic headscarf posing for portrait (© Michele Stapleton)

Refugees who made their mark as Americans [photo gallery]

As we take a #stepwithrefugees on World Refugee Day, ShareAmerica highlights a few people who made their mark as Americans.
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.
Woman sitting next to window covered with floral-patterned curtain (© Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images)

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.
Woman in face mask holding package with man behind her with thumbs up (© COVIDsitters)

COVIDsitters help frontline workers

A movement that started in Minnesota is bringing child care and pet-sitting services to health care workers on the frontlines of fighting coronavirus.
Man and woman embracing (© AP Images)

Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders who shaped U.S. society [photo gallery]

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. Meet a few Asian and Pacific Islander Americans who made their mark in the United States.