Cultural Preservation

Police officer standing guard in front of palace (© Damir Sagolj/Reuters)

U.S. names special coordinator to stand up for Tibetans

The State Department official will work to counter the deteriorating human rights and increasing repression of the Tibetan community.
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Iran’s regime must stop persecuting the Baháʼí [video]

The U.S. is calling on Iran's regime to end its persecution of the Baháʼí religious community, who have faced discrimination in Iran since 1979.
Chinese flag behind razor wire (© Gred Baker/AFP/Getty Images)

Beijing’s attack on Uyghurs isn’t counterterrorism

The Chinese government claims its oppression of Muslims is counterterrorism. But the evidence shows that they are cracking down on religious minorities.
Illustration of laptop with man onscreen blowing shofar, next to candles and holiday foods (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Americans blend tradition, creativity for Rosh Hashanah

Learn how Jewish Americans are adapting their holiday rituals to accommodate the observance of Rosh Hashanah during a public health crisis.
Three people holding up signs written in Mongolian (© Byambasuren Byamba-Ochir/AFP/Getty Images)

How the Chinese government uses language to oppress minorities

China's government is forcing ethnic Mongolian children to learn Mandarin in school instead of their native language in a campaign of cultural assimilation.
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Preserving Albania’s centuries-old sites

A recent earthquake damaged three of Albania's most famous historic sites. Learn how a U.S. government program is helping to restore these treasured spots.
Damaged boat sitting on shore, seen through blown-out building (© Ramon Espinosa/AP Images)

U.S., Bahamas salvage hurricane-damaged artifacts

When Hurricane Dorian struck The Bahamas in 2019, local museums were hard hit. But U.S. partners are helping Bahamians to save irreplaceable museum objects.
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What does a million look like? [video]

The Chinese Communist Party has interned 1 million Uyghurs since 2017. Learn more about the staggering scale of the CCP's internment of minorities.
Silhouettes of people carrying coffins (© AP Images)video

25 years later: Remembering the Srebrenica genocide

In July 1995, more than 8,000 innocent victims were killed in the Srebrenica genocide. The U.S. is honoring the memory of those killed.