Freedom Of Expression

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.
Image of man in suit, with earpiece, holding sheet of paper and speaking into microphone (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Chinese media: Press or propagandists?

The State Department recently designated five Chinese state-run media organizations as foreign missions, recognizing that they are controlled by the CCP.
Young boy hugging a woman (© Mukhit Toktassyn/AP Images)

Report: CCP conducts mass sterilization of minority women

The Chinese Communist Party is forcing Uyghur women to undergo sterilization and mandatory birth control to limit population growth, a new report says.
China Orphans Of The Statevideo

Life as a Uyghur student in Xinjiang [video]

The Chinese Communist Party is erasing the culture of Uyghurs and other minorities in Xinjiang. Learn about restrictions on students in this video.
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.
Three young women sitting in front of bulletin board with words and images pinned on it (© Gregory Rec/Portland Portland Press Herald/Getty Images)

Small grants boost U.S. artists and students

In the face of a national crisis, arts can help heal. Find out how small grants are helping artists and students across the U.S. to tell their stories.
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The U.S. protects the right to protest injustice [video]

People in the United States use the freedoms guaranteed in the First Amendment to change their government and work towards a more perfect union.
Protesters on the National Mall (© AP Images)

Americans march

Marching and protesting are integral aspects of what it means to exercise freedom of speech and what it means to stand together in unity.
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.