Press Freedom

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China’s pattern of human rights abuse continues

The Chinese Communist Party continues its campaign of human rights abuse with the detention of journalists and civil rights advocates.
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The spirited history of presidential debates

Technology has changed U.S. presidential debates since the days of Abraham Lincoln, but debates still give voters important information about candidates.
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Cuba’s ‘outrageous’ bid to join the U.N. Human Rights Council

Cuba wants a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council. Find out why its government's human rights record makes it such a poor candidate.
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Visiting Cuba fuels regime’s repression

Learn how Cuba's state-dominated economy funnels revenue from tourism, rum and cigar sales to a regime that abuses its people.
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Iran’s regime targets critics’ relatives to silence dissent

Iran's regime jails relatives of activists to silence critics living abroad. Learn more about the regime's pattern of punishing families.
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How anyone can request government records

In the United States, anyone can use the Freedom of Information Act to find out what the government is doing and how it's doing it.
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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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America’s free press offers diverse views on protests

A free press allows for a respectful exchange of opinions. Find out what America's newspapers have written about recent protests.
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The U.S. protects the right to protest injustice [video]

People in the United States use the freedoms guaranteed in the First Amendment to change their government and work towards a more perfect union.