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  • The State of Freedom
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    The State of Freedom

    Participants talked to reporters about the Freedom House annual survey on political rights and civil liberties. They focused on each major region of the globe and highlighted spots of…

  • Freedom in the World Survey
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    Freedom in the World Survey

    The panelists gave a year end summary report of the work of Freedom House representatives for this past year. They described the political life and civil liberties of the people in the…

  • Human Rights Day
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    Human Rights Day

    President Clinton presented the Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award on the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. President Clinton praised the work…

  • Chinese President Protest Rally
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    Chinese President Protest Rally

    Protestors gathered in Lafayette Park across from the White House to protest the visit of Chinese President Jiang. Representatives from labor, human rights groups and religious…

  • emThe Courage to Stand Aloneem
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    The Courage to Stand Alone

    Authors, activists, and public officials read portions from The Courage to Stand Alone: Letters from Prison and Other Writings. It is a collection of writings by Wei Jingsheng, who has…

  • Multicultural Childrens Book Festival
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    Multicultural Children's Book Festival

    Ms. Lord, chairman of the festival, talked about the reasons for the festival and some of the authors involved. This is the first annual festival at the Kennedy Center.

  • Minorities and US Foreign Policy
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    Minorities and U.S. Foreign Policy

    Mr. Jackson spoke about the absence of African-Americans in determining U.S. foreign policy. He also emphasized the relationship between democracy and economic justice in both the U.S. and…

  • Washington Sunday Journal
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    Washington Sunday Journal

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning headlines; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…