Cultural Preservation

Illustration of people opening door on side of large copyright symbol (State Dept./D. Thompson)

U.S. copyright law makes thousands of classics free for all

Thousands of songs and stories entered the public domain on January 1, 2021, allowing anyone to freely enjoy or adapt classics from 1925.
Man in uniform holding gun and standing on dirt road in front of building (© Thomas Peter/Reuters)

Report: China uses big data to identify Uyghurs for detention

New evidence shows China's Communist Party is using big data to target Uyghurs for detention based on lawful activities, a rights group says.
Grilled meat on skewers with ethnic symbols on handles (© Deb Lindsey/Washington Post/Getty Images)

Uyghur restaurateurs serve culinary diplomacy

Whether it's overt or subtle, two U.S. Uyghur restaurant owners in the U.S. use their eateries to explain how China mistreats their people. Learn more here.
Blue-and-white candles in a menorah next to potato pancakes on a silver plate (© Larry Crowe/AP Images)

Celebrating Hanukkah, safely and joyfully, in 2020

Learn how American Jews will embrace their traditions at Hanukkah, while keeping themselves and their neighbors safe during a public health crisis.
Aerial view of monastery and confluence of rivers near town (© Vano Shlamov/AFP/Getty Images)

Preserving an invaluable monastery in Georgia

The U.S. Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation is providing more than $600,000 for the preservation of Jvari Monastery's major church.
Protester holding sign with hand on Chinese flag background (© Emrah Gurel/AP Images)

Nations urge China to end human rights abuses

The Chinese Communist Party is one of the worst human rights abusers in the world. Learn more about how Beijing represses its people.
Sam Brownback speaking at lectern (© Andrew Harnik/AP Images)

U.S. Ambassador Sam Brownback on religious freedom

Sam Brownback, the U.S. ambassador at large for international religious freedom, discusses the importance of fighting religious oppression around the world.
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.
Hand holding red carnation against sky (© Hani Mohammed/AP Images)video

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.