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On 8888 anniversary, U.S. honors Burma’s push for democracy

The August 8, 1988, uprising continues to inspire calls for democracy in Burma. The United States has long supported Burma's democratic aspirations.
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U.S., international partners support Burma’s path to democracy [rolling updates]

The United States and partner nations support the Burmese people's calls for democracy. Learn more about efforts to deter human rights violations in Burma.
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Burmese protesters draw inspiration from ‘The Hunger Games’

Protesters in Burma are using a salute from an American author's series, "The Hunger Games," to oppose military rule and push for democracy.
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The dire cost of Burma’s internet shutdown [infographic]

Burma's military has blocked the internet to stymie calls for democracy. Learn more about the far-reaching effects of denying the right to information.
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A facade celebrating press freedom moves to Philadelphia

A stone tablet of the 45-word First Amendment is moving to Philadelphia, across from Independence Hall. Learn why and the message it sends to the world.
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U.S., partners urge Burma’s military to release journalists

The United States and international partners are calling for the release of journalists and others unjustly detained in Burma after a military coup.
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U.S. and partners seek to deter human rights violations

The United States has issued its annual human rights reports, documenting abuses worldwide. Learn about U.S. efforts to deter violations.
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U.S. sanctions Burmese officials for attacks on protesters

The United States is imposing sanctions on Burmese officials responsible for attacks on protesters calling for restoration of the country's democracy.
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Condemning violence, nations call for democracy in Burma

The United States and a growing number of nations are condemning the military coup in Burma and supporting the rights of peaceful protesters.