Press Freedom

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Huang Qi: the activist who reported human rights violations

Find out why human rights activist and journalist Huang Qi will spend the next 12 years in a Chinese prison and why the U.S. objects.
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Iranian workers choose: Wages or lashes?

Workers in Iran are tired of working without pay. But they risk lashes and prison time if they peacefully protest for their unpaid wages.
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Iran’s regime tightens grip on press freedoms

The Iranian regime has stopped issuing press credentials to some foreign news organizations, stepping up its assault on press freedoms.
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U.S. sanctions Iranian regime’s ‘chief apologist’

New U.S. sanctions target Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, for profiting from the regime's malign activities and bribing foreign officials.
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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.