Secretary Michael R. Pompeo At a Press Availability

On behalf of the United States, I want to extend our deepest condolences to all those who were affected by the massive explosion at the port of Beirut yesterday.
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Statement by Secretary Pompeo on the World Press Freedom

On World Press Freedom Day, recognized around the world on May 3, we highlight the critical role of independent media in facilitating the open exchange of information and ideas so vital to free, prosperous, and secure democratic societies.
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Statement by Ambassador Miller on World Press Freedom Day 2020 

On World Press Freedom Day, May 3, the United States joins countries around the world to reaffirm the universal right of free expression and the essential role press freedom plays in protecting democracy and keeping citizens informed and safe. 
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Harassment of the Family Members of Uighur Activists and Survivors in Xinjiang, China

The United States remains deeply troubled by multiple reports that the government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has harassed, imprisoned, or arbitrarily detained family members of Uighur Muslim activists and survivors of Xinjiang internment camps who have made their stories public.  In some cases, these abuses occurred shortly after meetings with senior State ...
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On-The-Record Briefing Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Samuel Brownback

MR BROWN:  Everybody knows Ambassador Brownback.  He’s going to read out some of his recent travels and talk to you generally about efforts related to religious freedom.  This will be on the record, and you can use the audio, for those who have radio, for the duration of the opening statement and for questions.  So, ...
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Burmese Military Criminal Complaint against Reverend Hkalam Samson

PRESS STATEMENT MORGAN ORTAGUS, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON SEPTEMBER 5, 2019   The United States continues to support the efforts of the people of Burma to achieve a peaceful, prosperous, and democratic country that respects the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all people, including the freedom of expression. We are deeply concerned by the lodging of a criminal complaint against ...
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