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Misrata, Libya: Appeal for Civilian Protection

Acting Deputy Spokesman Mark C. Toner

2011-05-04

The United States condemns the Qadhafi regime’s continued brutal attacks on the Libyan people in violation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973, which calls for a stop to... Read More

Assistant Secretaries Esther Brimmer and Michael Posner: Remarks at "Defending Press Freedom in the 21st Century" as Part of World Press Freedom Day

Congressional Caucus for Freedom of the Press and the National Endowment for Democracy's Center for International Media Assistance Hold Discussion

Assistant Secretaries Esther Brimmer and Michael H. Posner, with Carl Gershman, President National Endowment for Democracy, David Killion, U.S. Ambassador to UNESCO, Representative Adam B. Schiff, California's 29th District, Mariane Pearl, Wael Abbas, Irina Bokkova, Director General UNESCO

2011-05-03

GERSHMAN: Thanks very much. My name is Carl Gershman. I'm the president of the National Endowment for Democracy, which sponsors the Center for International Media Assistance, and it's a great... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on World Press Freedom Day

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

2011-05-03

On World Press Freedom Day, we remain grateful for the courageous work of journalists and ever determined to protect freedoms of expression and the press. Freedom of expression, for members... Read More

Statement by the President on World Press Freedom Day

President Barack Obama

2011-05-03

On this World Press Freedom Day, the United States joins with people around the world in reaffirming the fundamental freedoms of expression, assembly, and association that provide the foundation for... Read More

Secretary Clinton on World Press Freedom Day

Press Statement

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-05-03

On this May 3 as we observe World Press Freedom Day, we take time to honor those who promote and protect the freedom of expression, and pay tribute to journalists... Read More

Harnessing Mobile Phone Technology To Improve Maternal and Child Health "Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action" Partnership Established

Office of the Spokesman

2011-05-03

Secretary Clinton Announces the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA). State Department photo by Michael GrossToday, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced a new partnership, the Mobile Alliance for... Read More

Unveiling of the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-05-03

Secretary Clinton Announces the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA). State Department photo by Michael GrossThank you. Thank you very, very much. Thank you. Well, I’m grateful for all of... Read More

President Obama on Press Freedom: "Everyone deserves to know the truth."

President Barack Obama

2011-05-03

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Statement by the President on Holocaust Remembrance Day

President Barack Obama

2011-05-02

I join people here at home, in Israel, and around the world in commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day and in honoring the memory of all those who suffered, died and lost... Read More

World Press Freedom Day, May 1-3 2011

21st Century: New Frontiers, New Barriers

HumanRights.gov Staff

2011-05-02

Michel Cambon and WAN-IFRA Cartoon for World Press Freedom Day Click here for the Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act of 2009 UNESCO’s World Press Freedom Day is held... Read More

Under Secretary Maria Otero: Remarks at World Press Freedom Day

Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs, Maria Otero

2011-05-02

Thank you, Mark , for your kind introduction. On behalf of Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and the United States, I would like to thank UNESCO for hosting this important event... Read More

Under Secretary McHale on World Press Freedom Day

Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Judith A. McHale

2011-05-01

Thank you, Bette, for that introduction, and thank you all for joining me here tonight. Too many journalists are not with us tonight. Too many have lost their lives or... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on the Passage of a Human Rights Council Resolution on Syria

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

2011-04-29

I welcome the decision today by the UN Human Rights Council to condemn the Government of Syria for its violent crackdown against peaceful demonstrators. With today’s vote, the Council has... Read More

U.S. Strategy To Address Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Fact Sheet

Global Women's Issues

2011-04-29

Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) includes the use of rape and sexual terror as a tactic of war in the conflict-affected eastern... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Interview With Belinda Luscombe of Time Magazine

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Julia Roberts, with Belinda Luscombe

2011-04-29

SECRETARY CLINTON: Hi, this is Hillary Clinton. MS. ROBERTS: Hello, Madam Secretary. It’s Julia. SECRETARY CLINTON: Hi, Julia. How are you? MS. ROBERTS: How are you? SECRETARY CLINTON: I am... Read More

Statement by the Press Secretary on Syrian Human Rights Abuses

The White House Office of the Press Secretary

2011-04-29

Today, the President signed an Executive Order imposing sanctions against senior Syrian officials and other Syrian and Iranian government entities responsible for human rights abuses, including the use of violence... Read More

Message and Notice from the President on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Syria

President Barack Obama

2011-04-29

Dear Mr. Speaker:    (Dear Mr. President:) Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act, 50 U.S.C. 1622(d), provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency, unless, prior to the anniversary... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Human Rights Council's Special Session on Syria

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-04-29

Today the UN Human Rights Council took urgent action to shine a light on the deteriorating human rights situation in Syria and condemn the continued human rights abuses by the... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Donahoe Following the Adoption by the Human Rights Councilof a Resolution on the Current Human Rights Situation in Syria

U.S. Representative to the UNHRC Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

2011-04-29

The Human Rights Council (HRC) today adopted a resolution establishing an urgent fact finding Mission by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to look into the escalating... Read More

Executive Order --Blocking Property of Certain Persons with Respect to Human Rights Abuses in Syria

The White House Office of the Press Secretary

2011-04-29

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701... Read More



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