Freedom Of Expression

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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.
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Iran has jailed 1.7 million in Tehran region, report says

A report by Reporters Without Borders reveals four decades of the Iranian revolutionary regime's lies and its abuses of Iranian citizens.
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Iran’s 41-year ‘brain drain’

An estimated 5 million Iranians, most with advanced university degrees, have left Iran since the Iranian revolution in 1979.
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Americans speak their beliefs [video]

Democracies don't discourage free expression of beliefs, they promote it. Freedom of speech has been woven into the fabric of the U.S. since its founding.
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Report outlines Beijing’s global media manipulation

Beijing uses propaganda, censorship and control of digital networks to manipulate public opinion around the world, a new report says.
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The power of peaceful protest [video]

See how peaceful protests can lead to positive social and political changes, especially if they include a wide representation of citizens.