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Freedom House commends new legislation signed by President Obama last week shielding journalists, authors and publishers from becoming victims of defamation lawsuits

Freedom House is encouraged that Secretary of State Clinton today raised concerns about human rights with Vietnamese officials in Hanoi

Freedom House Executive Director Jennifer Windsor testified today before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on reforming human rights and democracy foreign assistance. The hearing takes place as the Obama administration is working on an overhaul of the foreign assistance structure for the first time in almost 50 years.

Freedom House today held a panel discussion entitled “Free to Express, Free to Believe: The Defamation of Religions Debate” at the 13th Session of the Human Rights Council featuring human rights defenders from Indonesia, Nigeria and the United States who discussed options for combating religious discrimination without restricting free speech. Delegates from the United States, Chile, the UK, Italy, Denmark, Pakistan, Mexico and Brazil attended the session, together with about 75 UN and civil society representatives.

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