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  • South Sudan's President Salva Kiir prays at the John Garang Memorial during events marking the third anniversary of South Sudan's independence in Juba, July 9, 2014.

    Audio Unfulfilled Promise Of South Sudan Independence

    With the memories of July 9, 2011 fresh in mind, now is the time to honor fully the Cessation of Hostilities agreement of January 23 to end the violence, especially which targets civilians.

  • Zhang Shaojie Nanle in the County Detention Center, January, 2014 (Courtesy Liu Weiguo China Aid).

    Audio Chinese Imprison Christian Pastor

    Chinese Christian pastor Zhang Shaojie was convicted July 4th and sentenced to 12 years in prison in retaliation for his peaceful advocacy on behalf of his church community.

  • Belarus – former political prisoner Ales Byalyatski (Bialiacki). Minsk, 25jun2014

    Audio Ales Byalyatski Freed

    The United States applauds the release from prison of Belarusian human rights activist Ales Byalyatski.


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As many as 27 million men, women and children live in modern slavery all around the world. In its “Trafficking in Persons Report for 2014,” the U.S. Department of State analyzed conditions in 188 countries and territories, including the United States, and ranked their governments based on their efforts to fight modern-day slavery. In this week/today’s “Policy Brief” segment, we'll take a closer look at Russia’s ranking:
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Video Policy Brief: Tip Report - Russia

As many as 27 million men, women and children live in modern slavery all around the world. In its “Trafficking in Persons Report for 2014,” the U.S. Department of State analyzed conditions in 188 countries and territories, including the United States, and ranked their governments based on their eff
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Video Policy Brief: Ending Sexual Violence In Conflict

World leaders came together in London recently to push for an end to sexual violence in conflict. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, called for a zero-tolerance policy. In this week/today’s “Policy Brief” segment, we'll take a closer look:
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Video View From Washington: A Bleak Human Rights Picture

It’s been more than a year since the election of President Hassan Rouhani in Iran, and despite his campaign promises, Iran’s human rights situation has not improved.
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Video Punto de Vista: Fighting Human Trafficking in Central America (Spanish)

In this week's "Punto de Vista," We'll take a closer look at the human trafficking situation in Central America, and its connection to the recent surge in migrants traveling across the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Video Policy Brief: TIP Report - Central America

As many as 27 million men, women and children live in modern slavery all around the world. In its “Trafficking in Persons Report for 2014,” the U.S. Department of State analyzed conditions in 188 countries and territories, including the United States, and ranked their governments based on their eff

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Africa

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir prays at the John Garang Memorial during events marking the third anniversary of South Sudan's independence in Juba, July 9, 2014.

Audio Unfulfilled Promise Of South Sudan Independence

With the memories of July 9, 2011 fresh in mind, now is the time to honor fully the Cessation of Hostilities agreement of January 23 to end the violence, especially which targets civilians. More

Americas

President Obama and Chilean President Bachelet.  (June 30, 2014)

Audio U.S.-Chile Relations

President Barack Obama met with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet on June 30 to underscore their countries’ long-standing partnership rooted in a strong commitment to democratic traditions. More

Asia

Zhang Shaojie Nanle in the County Detention Center, January, 2014 (Courtesy Liu Weiguo China Aid).

Audio Chinese Imprison Christian Pastor

Chinese Christian pastor Zhang Shaojie was convicted July 4th and sentenced to 12 years in prison in retaliation for his peaceful advocacy on behalf of his church community. More

Europe

Middle East

Candles placed next to a picture of three Israeli teenagers who were abducted and killed, in Tel Aviv's Rabin Square June 30, 2014.

Audio Mourning Murdered Youths

Tensions are high between Israelis and Palestinians in the wake of the vicious killing of three kidnapped Israeli teenagers and the brutal murder of a Palestinian teen who was kidnapped and killed after the bodies of the three Israeli teens were discovered. More

Human Rights

The Ladies in White leader Berta Soler was among those detained.

Audio Arbitrary Detentions Continue In Cuba

The government of Cuba appears to be intent on keeping up pressure on political activists in the island nation, as seen in a recent wave of arbitrary detentions aimed at repressing free speech and dissent. More

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Benghazi Attacks

Benghazi Attacks