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Nobel honors journalists with peace prize

The Nobel Committee awarded its peace prize to two journalists, highlighting the role of free expression in countering authoritarianism.
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How Russia’s ‘foreign agents’ law silences dissent

Russia uses its "foreign agents" law to silence critics and the media. U.S. rules disclose who is behind the messaging people receive. Know the difference.
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U.S. trade report details counterfeiting, online piracy

A U.S. government report highlights intellectual property rights violations worldwide. See which nations are taking action against copyright violations.
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Regimes target free press with ‘economic strangulation,’ report says

Authoritarian regimes are using economic pressure and legal hurdles to shutter newspapers and stifle press freedom, says Reporters Without Borders.
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Biden defends democratic values in talks with Russian President Putin

President Biden met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva to discuss areas of cooperation and disagreement between the two countries.
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Authoritarian regimes target journalists worldwide

Authoritarian regimes are harassing journalists beyond their borders, watchdog groups say. Learn how threats to press freedom span international boundaries.
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U.S. calls on the Kremlin to end crackdown on press freedom

The United States is standing up for press freedom in Russia, where the Kremlin cracks down on reporters, independent newsrooms and opposition voices.
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Nations support U.S. holding Russia to account

The U.S. is sanctioning Russian intelligence and others for malign activities, including attempting to undermine the 2020 U.S. election.
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U.S. and NATO partner to face global challenges

The United States and NATO allies are standing together against Russia's aggression near Ukraine and supporting a better future for Afghanistan.