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  • Democratic Platform Drafting Committee Holds Second Day of Hearings
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    Democratic Platform Drafting Committee Hearing, Day 2 Afternoon Session

    The 2016 Democratic Platform Drafting Committee held its second day of hearings to listen to party officials and policy experts on education, jobs, and the economy. “Moving America Forward:…

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  • State Department Briefing on Human Rights
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    State Department Briefing on Human Rights

    Michael Posner briefed reporters after the annual U.S.-China human rights dialogue. He said that human rights in China “continue to deteriorate.” He reaffirmed U.S. skepticism on the Chinese…

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  • History of Human Rights Policy
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    History of Human Rights Policy

    Senior diplomats spoke about the evolution of human rights policy at a day-long conference to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. They…

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  • State Department 2011 Human Rights Report
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    State Department 2011 Human Rights Report

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton released the 2011 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, which examines the status of human rights in countries around the world. She said 2011 had been both a “tumultuous and momentous”…

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  • International Religious Freedom Report
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    International Religious Freedom Report

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Michael Posner and Suzan Johnson Cook spoke to reporters on the latest congressionally-mandated State Department report on religious freedom around the world. Burma,…

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  • Political Transitions in the Middle East
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    Political Transitions in the Middle East

    U.S. State Department officials testified about recent political unrest and violence in the Middle East including in Syria and Egypt. They also talked about the recent agreement reached…

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  • State Department 2010 Human Rights Report
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    State Department 2010 Human Rights Report

    Secretary Clinton spoke to reporters about the release of the State Department’s 2010 Report on Human Rights Practices. After Secretary Clinton’s remarks, Assistant Secretary Michael Posner…

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  • 2010 International Religious Freedom Report
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    2010 International Religious Freedom Report

    Secretary Clinton announced the release of the 2010 International Religious Freedom Report. In her remarks she said the report noted that religious freedom was under threat from “authoritarian…

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  • Secretary Clintons Eastern European Trip
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    Secretary Clinton's Eastern European Trip

    Assistant Secretary Gordon Duguid and Assistant Secretary Posner briefed reporters on Secretary Clinton’s upcoming travel to Kyiv, Krakow, Baku, Yerevan and Tbilisi From July 1 to July 5,…

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  • USChina Human Rights Talks
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    U.S.-China Human Rights Talks

    Assistant Secretary Posner spoke to reporters on the U.S.-China Human Rights Dialogue. Among the topics he addressed were labor issues, religious freedom, and multilateral cooperation.…

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  • State Department 2009 Human Rights Report
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    State Department 2009 Human Rights Report

    Secretary Clinton spoke to reporters about the release of the State Department’s 2009 Report on Human Rights Practices. Assistant Secretary Michael Posner from the Bureau of Democracy,…

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  • Global Internet Freedom
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    Global Internet Freedom

    The Human Rights and Law Subcommittee held a hearing titled “Global Internet Freedom and the Rule of Law.” Witnesses focused on censorship of information on the Internet, privacy rights,…

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  • State Department Briefing on Internet Freedom
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    State Department Briefing on Internet Freedom

    Senior Advisor for Innovation Alec Ross and Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Michael Posner spoke to reporters and answered questions on internet freedom and 21st…

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  • Administrations Human Rights Agenda for the 21st  Century
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    Administration's Human Rights Agenda for the 21st Century

    Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy and Human Rights Michael Posner talked by remote video from New York City about the administration’s human rights agenda for the 21st century,…

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  • International Religious Freedom Report
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    International Religious Freedom Report

    Secretary of State Hilary Rodham Clinton delivered opening remarks on the release of the State Department’s 2009 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom. The report outlines abuses…

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  • Heroes and Heroines in Free Expression
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    Heroes and Heroines in Free Expression

    The panel discussed role models, heroes, and heroines in perserving the freedom of expression.

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  • Current Situation in Liberia
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    Current Situation in Liberia

    The committtee met to discuss the current political unrest and to consider U.S. policy towards Liberia. Members focused on the goal of creating a new policy that seeks to support the…

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  • Recent Developments in the West Bank
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    Recent Developments in the West Bank

    The Europe and the Middle East Subcommittee and the Human Rights and International Organizations Subcommittee held a joint hearing to take testimony from administration officials, human…

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