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U.S. Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic Visits Independent Printing Press to Mark World Press Freedom Day

2012-05-03

Today the U.S. Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic, Pamela L. Spratlen, toured the Media Support Center Foundation (MSCF), Kyrgyzstan’s first independent printing press. She delivered remarks to journalists on the... Read More

Ambassador Rice on World Press Freedom Day

U.S. Mission to the United Nations, New York, NY

Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations

2012-05-03

On World Press Freedom Day, we salute the world’s journalists and honor all who serve the cause of press freedom—particularly those who do so at great risk. The right to... Read More

Assistant Secretary Brimmer on World Press Freedom Day

Tunis, Tunisia

Assistant Secretary of State for Internation Organization Affairs Esther Brimmer

2012-05-03

(As Prepared) It is my profound honor and privilege to be with you here today representing the United States as the host of last year’s World Press Freedom Day events... Read More

Statement by the President on World Press Freedom Day

President Barack Obama

2012-05-03

On this World Press Freedom Day, the United States honors the role of a free press in creating sustainable democracies and prosperous societies. We pay special tribute to those journalists... Read More

Deputy Spokesperson Toner on the Somalia Political Process

Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner

2012-05-03

Less than four months remain for Somali leaders to complete the steps they agreed to in the Roadmap to End the Transition, which lays out the steps for replacing Somalia’s... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Video Message for World Press Freedom Day

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-05-03

Today we celebrate the contributions that journalists make to the struggle for human dignity, liberty and prosperity, and we also celebrate the enduring principle enshrined in the Universal Declaration of... Read More

Speaking Out on World Press Freedom Day

Joanne Levine, Senior Advisor, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, U.S. Department of State

2012-05-03

http://www.humanrights.gov/2012/05/03/speaking-out-on-world-press-freedom-day/ For more information, visit the Free the Press campaign on HumanRights.gov. Hundred of journalists, bloggers, activists and officials from every corner of the globe have descended on Tunis to... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Burma - National League for Democracy and Parliament

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-05-02

Only eighteen months ago, Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi was under house arrest. Today, the pro-democracy leader and several other members of the National League for Democracy have taken... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Chen Guangcheng

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-05-02

I am pleased that we were able to facilitate Chen Guangcheng’s stay and departure from the U.S. Embassy in a way that reflected his choices and our values. I was... Read More

International Community Must Work Together To Ensure Lasting Integration of Afghan Refugees

Afghanistan Refugee Conference, Geneva, Switzerland

Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard

2012-05-02

On behalf of the United States, it is a pleasure to participate in this important conference. Our gathering here in Geneva endorses a regional, multi-year strategy consistent with our combined... Read More

Background Briefing With Senior State Department Officials on Chen Guangcheng

Senior State Department Officials

Beijing, China

2012-05-02

MODERATOR: Thank you all for being here. This will be a briefing on background to discuss the events of the last few days with regard to Chen Guangcheng. We have... Read More

Deputy Assistant Secretary Melia on Freeing The Press: Supporting Journalists Under Duress

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Thomas O. Melia

2012-05-02

On May 3, people worldwide will observe World Press Freedom Day, a UNESCO initiative. They will gather in cities and towns, through workshops and seminars, to join in celebrating the... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Treatment of Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-05-01

The United States is deeply concerned by the treatment of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and other imprisoned members of her former government. The photographs of Mrs. Tymoshenko released by... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Attack on Church Services at Bayero University in Kano, Nigeria

2012-05-01

The United States strongly condemns the recent attacks on innocent civilians in Nigeria, including yesterday's disgraceful assault during church services at Bayero University in Kano. We are concerned about attacks... Read More

Deputy Spokesperson Toner on Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Agreement on Participation in Serbian Elections

State Department Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner

2012-05-01

We welcome the agreement reached April 30 by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the Governments of Kosovo and Serbia that paves the way for the... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Treatment of Former Ukraine Prime Minister Tymoshenko

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-05-01

The United States is deeply concerned by the treatment of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and other imprisoned members of her former government. The photographs of Mrs. Tymoshenko released by... Read More

North Korea: Human Rights Abuses (Taken Question)

Department of State, Office of the Spokesperson

2012-05-01

Question: Do we ever raise the issue of forced labor camps when we are in direct talks with the North Koreans? Answer: The United States remains deeply concerned about the... Read More

Under Secretary Otero at the Parliamentary Monitoring Organization (PMO) Leaders Conference Dinner

Mexican Cultural Institute, Washington, DC

Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Maria Otero

2012-04-30

Good evening. It is a great pleasure to be here with you this evening in this beautiful location. Thank you Shari and Ambassador Sarukhan for inviting me to participate in... Read More

Under Secretary Otero on Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

George C. Marshall Auditorium, Washington, DC

Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Maria Otero

2012-04-30

(As Prepared) Thank you, Mike. I want to take a moment to recognize your leadership particularly in the area of Business and Human Rights. Not only have you created a... Read More

Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights Workshop

Department of State, Office of the Spokesperson

2012-04-30

See also: Under Secretary Otero on Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights On Monday, April 30, 2012 at the State Department, representatives of major multinational corporations from a wide range... Read More



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