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September 09, 2013
On September 7, 2004 Munir Said Thalib, one of Indonesia's most important activists and the 2006 recipient of our Human Rights First Award, was traveling from Jakarta to Amsterdam, where he...
September 06, 2013
St. Petersburg, Russia – President Obama and five Russian civil society leaders met today to discuss Russia’s crackdown on dissent, including the newly passed anti-“propaganda” laws targeting...
September 05, 2013
Thursday, September 12, 2013 8:45am - 2:00pm Welcoming Remarks and Panel Discussion I: Defending the Freedom of Association Video streaming by Ustream Welcome Remarks Mr. David J....
September 03, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First is alarmed by today’s reports that political opposition representatives in Bahrain must now tell the government in advance when they plan to meet with...
August 28, 2013
Fifty years ago today Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” speech. His remarks from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial laid out a soaring vision for an America free of racism...
August 26, 2013
Exactly two years ago, Shahbaz Taseer was kidnapped. On his way to work in Lahore on August 26, 2011, a group of armed gunmen surrounded his car and forced him out. The snatching shocked Pakistan and...
August 20, 2013
Video streaming by Ustream Egypt is in crisis and the promise of Tahrir Square in early 2011 a distant memory. President Obama has strongly condemned the crackdown on protesters supporting...

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April 4, 2014

On May 7, 2014, Human Rights First hosts the NY premiere of the film WE ARE THE GIANT, a movie profiling the plights of seven activists involved in the various national uprisings of the Arab Spring.

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Testimony | July 10, 2014
Testimony of Elisa Massimino for the hearing on "Human Rights Vetting:  Nigeria and Beyond" before the  the United States House of Representatives Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human...
Opinions | June 05, 2014
By Brian Dooley Boycott is an Irish word. At least its origins are in Ireland, from 1880 when tenant farmers in County Mayo withheld rent from land agent Captain Boycott. They refused to...
Opinions | May 28, 2014
By Brian Dooley Bahrain, says The Hill blog piece posted by Rob Sobhani on Friday, May 23, is a "reliable friend of America," and a "loyal ally." But the reality is that Bahrain can be...
Opinions | May 12, 2014
By Rula Al Saffar MANAMA, Bahrain — In February of 2011, when the Bahraini government violently cracked down on peaceful pro-reform protesters in Pearl Roundabout, I immediately knew what I had to...

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