Press Freedom

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Venezuelan journalists describe persecution [video]

Journalists Manuel Barroeta and Gerybel Torres describe the persecution they faced while living in Venezuela but express hope for the future of the country.
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Press freedom under attack by Maduro in Venezuela

For International Press Freedom Day, meet six of the many journalists the former Maduro regime has harassed or detained.
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Iran sinks in press freedom index

Media rights group Reporters Without Borders says Iran has slipped further toward the bottom of its World Press Freedom Index.
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American journalist’s ‘crime’ was writing about everyday life in Iran

Iran imprisoned Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian for 18 months on spying charges. His memoir tells the story of a terrifying ordeal.
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5 ways the Cuban revolution has failed the people of Cuba

The Cuban Communist Party has failed to deliver on the promises of the revolution that ushered it into power 60 years ago.
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Iran has jailed 1.7 million in Tehran region, report says

As Iran's revolutionary leaders mark their 40th anniversary, a new report reveals four decades of the regime's lies and its abuses of Iranian citizens.
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40 years of broken promises in Iran [video]

In 1979, Ayatollah Khomeini promised to improve the lives of Iranian citizens. Instead, Iran’s corrupt regime has delivered 40 years of failure.
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‘Climate of intimidation’ exists in Chechnya, fact-finding mission concludes

The Russian government has “not lived up to its responsibilities” to address the “grave situation” in Chechnya, a new report says.
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Uighur families pay price for relatives’ U.S.-based reporting

Radio Free Asia has told the world about China's mass detentions of Uighurs and other Muslim minorities. Its reporters say their kin are paying a price.