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Ambassador Rice on Syria and Guinea Bissau at the Security Council Stakeout

Ambassador Rice: Good afternoon. The situation in Syria remains dire, especially for the millions who continue to endure daily attacks and who are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. The... Read More

Deputy Secretary of State Burns on the Importance of the Americas to Our Shared Future

Excerpts from full remarks: The recent history of the Americas has proven how important democracy is to reinforcing economic progress, social inclusion, human rights, and peace setting a powerful example... Read More

Freedom Here & Now: Ending Modern Slavery

Good afternoon, everyone, and thank you, Marilyn, for that generous introduction. I spend a lot of time working to bring more and more businesses into the anti-trafficking movement. And when... Read More

Remarks by Special Envoy Rosenthal at Canadian Institute for the Study of Anti-Semitism

Good evening. Thank you for inviting me here today. It is an honor to be here as a representative of the United States Government and admirer of your work. The... Read More

INTERVIEW: Secretary Clinton With Ms. Mooni Saha, and Mr. Ejaj Ahmed At a Townterview with Bangladeshi Youth

MS. SAHA: Welcome and good morning. Please welcome our honorable guest here, Ms. Hillary Rodham Clinton. SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you. MS. SAHA: Welcome. (Applause.) I’d like to start our show.... Read More

INTERVIEW Deputy Assistant Secretary Melia with Magyar Nemzet Newspaper: Hungarian Democracy is an American Interest

Thomas O. Melia, State Department Deputy Assistant Secretary in charge of democracy and human rights is in Budapest for official talks. His name became well known here as a result... Read More

Deputy Spokesperson Toner on Camp Ashraf

Today, the fifth convoy of approximately 400 Camp Ashraf residents safely arrived at Camp Hurriya. The United States welcomes the continued cooperation of the Government of Iraq and the residents... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland on Chen Guangcheng

The Chinese Government stated today that Mr. Chen Guangcheng has the same right to travel abroad as any other citizen of China. Mr. Chen has been offered a fellowship from... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Chen Guangcheng

Excerpt from Remarks at the Strategic and Economic Dialogue U.S. Press Conference QUESTION: So here it goes: What are the current status of the negotiations with the Chinese over the fate... Read More

Backgrounder on Chen Guangcheng with Senior State Department of Officials

SENIOR STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL ONE: The Embassy had a lot of contact with Mr. Chen today. We’ve had numerous contact – telephone conversations with him, extensive meetings with his wife,... Read More

Fact Sheet: Rule of Law Programs in Afghanistan

Rule of Law Programs in Afghanistan The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) supports the promotion of the Rule of Law in Afghanistan by helping the Afghan... Read More

Ambassador Kelly at OSCE on World Press Freedom Day

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States notes that today’s meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council coincides with World Press Freedom Day, hosted this year by UNESCO in Tunis. This... Read More

United States Ambassador to China Gary Locke Briefs the Press

MS. NULAND: All right, everybody. We are sorry to keep you waiting this morning. I am delighted to have with us Ambassador Locke. He is going to speak to you... Read More

Fact Sheet: U.S. Department of State and USAID’s Efforts to Support Press and Media Freedom

On World Press Freedom Day—and every day—the United States honors and supports media freedom at home and abroad. Press freedom is a key element of the freedom of expression, which... Read More

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

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

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

(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

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

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

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


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