McGovern praises 'unsung heroes'

Freedom House honors the work of courageous individuals from 18 transnational human rights defenders networks, who participated in a four-day conference hosted by Freedom House to strengthen collaboration and share best practices. They were honored for their bravery at an April 19 reception hosted by Freedom House and Congressman Jim McGovern. McGovern praised the activists as 'unsung heroes,' and activists Lubna Dawany and Dmitri Makarov spoke about their experiences in organizing networks and the challenges they confront in their respective countries.

Watch Congressman McGovern's remarks:



See photos from the April 19 reception here.

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