Freedom Of Expression

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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.
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How the U.S. protects academic freedom

Academic freedom — the ability to study, learn, collaborate and publish freely — is essential to research and innovation, and it must be protected.
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New reports find widespread forced labor in China

Two new reports show how the Chinese Communist Party is forcing Uighurs and other ethnic Muslims to work in factories across China.
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Poetry helps American physicians to heal

A growing number of American doctors are embracing the healing power of poetry, both to help people cope with illness and to express themselves.
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Explained: State Department’s human rights reports

Find out who uses the information from the State Department's Country Reports on Human Rights Practices and how they use it.
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The U.S. stands for human rights

The U.S. State Department's human rights reports call out the worst violators. See how regimes in China, Iran and Venezuela continue to harm their people.
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Maduro threatens universities’ independence

An attempt by Maduro and his cronies to undermine the autonomy of Venezuela's universities violates the nation's constitution.
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Iranian president begs voters to be regime’s ‘savior’

Iran's leaders know that their government is failing. See what the regime is asking its people to do in parliamentary elections scheduled for February 21.
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South Korean film makes Oscar history

"Parasite," a South Korean dark comedy, made Academy Awards history by being the first foreign-language film to win the Oscar for Best Picture.