Civil society groups are playing an increasingly important role in global affairs.
Journalists around the world face blackmail, exile, imprisonment, assault and murder as they try to do their jobs.
Alan Gross was working in Cuba as a subcontractor on a project for USAID when he was arrested.
In 1992, the Voice of America recognized a growing need to provide reliable news and information to Kurds.
The United States wants Bangladesh to be a prosperous, successful, democratic country.
Many journalists around the world who have been jailed, attacked, disappeared, and forced into exile or murdered for reporting truth.