Freedom Of Expression

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Pompeo: ‘The international human rights project is in crisis’

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo called on countries to renew their commitment to protecting the human rights of all people.
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U.S. and U.N. stand for universal human rights [video]

On December 10, 1948, the U.N. ratified the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a document inspired by U.S. principles of democracy.
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China’s pattern of human rights abuse continues

The Chinese Communist Party continues its campaign of human rights abuse with the detention of journalists and civil rights advocates.
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Report: Iran’s regime answers protests with ‘torture epidemic’

Iran's regime tortured numerous protesters after nationwide demonstrations last year, according to a new report. Learn more about the regime's brutality.
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Who gets to use messaging apps in Iran?

Lawmakers in Iran are working to ban foreign-owned messaging apps for Iranian citizens even as the regime uses those apps to spread propaganda.
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Americans are free to live where they choose

Moving is a pain, but in America, at least you don't have to check in with the federal government about the move, as you would in China. Learn more.
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Cuba’s ‘outrageous’ bid to join the U.N. Human Rights Council

Cuba wants a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council. Find out why its government's human rights record makes it such a poor candidate.
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Confucius Institutes advance Chinese propaganda on campuses

The U.S. is requiring the Chinese Communist Party to provide information on their Confucius Institutes' activities in U.S. classrooms.
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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.