Freedom Of Expression

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U.S. says Maduro should not have representative on U.N. Human Rights...

The U.S. strongly opposes having a representative of the former Maduro regime occupy a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council.
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Huang Qi: the activist who reported human rights violations

Find out why human rights activist and journalist Huang Qi will spend the next 12 years in a Chinese prison and why the U.S. objects.
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Who’s been censoring your movie?

The Chinese government censors everything the government disagrees with. It even coerces foreign movie studios to edit and change their films.
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Iranian women’s strength on display at Smithsonian exhibit

Take a look at life in Iran through the artistic expression of Iranian female photographers in a popular exhibit at an art gallery in Washington.
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Iran’s regime tightens grip on press freedoms

The Iranian regime has stopped issuing press credentials to some foreign news organizations, stepping up its assault on press freedoms.
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Chinese students welcome at U.S. schools

The U.S. values Chinese exchange students in its schools and affords them numerous ways to participate in their new communities.
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‘Unbearable pain’ inside Iran’s prisons

What is it like inside Iran's notorious prisons? Widespread torture, rape and other inhumane conditions are rampant, groups say.
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Combined 55-year jail time for defying Iran’s hijab law

The U.S. urges nations to condemn an Iranian court's sentencing of three women to a combined 55 years in prison for protesting the regime's hijab law.
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Academic freedom matters for everyone

Learn why academic freedom — the freedom to preserve truth and share information — is important to more than just professors and students.