Freedom Of Expression

Iranian woman at desk (State Dept.)video

Iranian women: Before and after Islamic Revolution [video]

Meet a few of the remarkable women who were thriving in Iran before Islamic fundamentalists overthrew Iran’s government in 1979.
Illustration of a Chinese student under the outline of a thought bubble (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Why is Beijing afraid of ‘freedom of thought’?

As part of China's ongoing crackdown against academic freedom, the Communist Party changed the charter of a prominent university.
Pictures and candles for a Day of the Dead display (U.S. Embassy Mexico City)

Honoring local holidays is a U.S. diplomatic tradition

U.S. Embassy staff members around the world often join in celebrating local holidays in their host countries, honoring all religions.
Words in box and drawing of manacled woman (© Tomomi Shimizu)

Japanese manga comic tells story of Uighur oppression

Japanese manga artist's short comic telling the story of one Uighur woman's experience in the Chinese internment camps has gone viral.
Secretary Pompeo speaking at lectern (© Matt Rourke/AP Images)

The U.S. stands with the Iranian people

The U.S. is supporting human rights in Iran after the regime's brutal crackdown on the Iranian people's expression of basic freedoms.
A map of Europe that includes flag insignias of China and the European Union

Beijing’s attempted censorship in Europe

Beijing uses economic and political power to try to threaten European countries and institutions into censoring events and conversations it doesn't like.
Computer keyboard with Chinese flag overlaid (© Karen Roach/Shutterstock)

Chinese censorship is a global problem

China has the most repressed internet of anywhere in the world, according to a new report. Even people outside China aren't safe.
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.