civil society

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Uyghurs abroad suffer ‘collective grief’

Many Uyghurs who live outside the People's Republic of China struggle with not knowing the fate of their loved ones in China.
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Ned Price: Why we welcome tough questions

As the State Department spokesperson who speaks daily with reporters from around the world, Ned Price knows the importance of a free press.
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U.S. spotlights human rights abuses worldwide

The State Department issued its 2021 human rights report, which informs efforts to prevent violations around the world.
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Beijing reins in Hong Kong

The People's Republic of China is expanding its repression in Hong Kong, encroaching on freedoms it once promised to protect.
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How anyone can request government records

In the United States, anyone can use the Freedom of Information Act to find out what the government is doing and how it's doing it.
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These women are building a safer, better world

Women around the world are defending human rights and the rule of law. Meet 12 who will be honored with International Women of Courage Awards.
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Celebrating World Radio Day

World Radio Day is an international day celebrated every year on February 13. Learn the important role radio still plays today.
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American museums shed light on racial justice

The United States keeps the civil rights movement alive through monuments and museums across the country. Visit five here.
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Ukrainian Americans show support for Ukraine

See what some Ukrainian Americans across the United States have to say about Russia's aggression against Ukraine.