Freedom Of Expression

A shirtless child wearing a surgical mask and a slingshot around his neck making peace signs (© Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images)

In photos: Protesters around the world demand their rights

See photographs of protests from Venezuela, Iran and Iraq as citizens around the world demand their rights and fundamental freedoms.
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Faces of religious persecution: Reverend Barroso [video]

The Reverend Mario Félix Lleonart Barroso was persecuted for his faith while serving his congregation as a Baptist minister in Cuba. This is his story.
Xi Jinping and Nicolás Maduro walking near red carpet and troops (© Andy Wong/AP Images)

When authoritarian governments misuse tech

As Chinese telecom firms plan to introduce 5G technology around the world, what will happen when this tech falls into despotic hands?
Man standing on balcony (© Fred DuFour/AFP/Getty Images)

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.
Mike Pompeo sitting (© Timothy D. Easley/AP Images)

U.S. defends South American democracies with ‘realism and restraint’

The United States is seeking to protect free expression of democratic values in the hemisphere through policies that blend "realism and restraint."
People in street and line of stones across it (© Majid Khahi/ISNA/AP Images)

Iranian regime’s ghoulish death tax

Iran's regime is billing the families of murdered protesters for their loved ones’ bodies, human rights observers are reporting.
Man standing in street with hand to face (© AFP/Getty Images)

Iranian regime used internet blackout to hide atrocities

The Iranian regime used the nearly weeklong internet blackout to cover the state's violent crackdown on nationwide protests.
Illustration of a Chinese official blacking out words on a speech balloon (State Dept./D. Thompson)

In China, you can’t say these words

The Chinese government censors newspapers, television, social media and the internet to control their citizens. Here is a list of words you can't say.
Overhead view of crowd next to cars filling street (© AP Images)

Iran shuts down internet access to hide protests

Despite reports that the Iranian regime has cut internet access to stymie citizen protests, Iranians are still finding ways to post protest images online.