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October 04, 2013
Human Rights First’s report, Convenient Targets, outlines steps the Obama Administration should take to oppose Russia’s antigay law. But some American Olympians, both current and former, aren’t...
September 24, 2013
This is a cross-post from The Huffington Post. Before I became a human rights advocate, I played a lot of Grand Theft Auto. I probably shot thousands of virtual civilians before my 18th birthday....
August 22, 2013
Human Rights First’s Innokenty Grekov appeared on HuffPost Live on August 16 to commemorate the one year anniversary of the conviction of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot. Three members of...
August 16, 2013
By Innokenty Grekov Fighting Discrimination Program One year ago three members of Pussy Riot were convicted of “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred” for staging a 40-second nonviolent...
July 03, 2013
Have plans for the 4th of July? Keep your smartphone handy and share your celebration with us. Tweet #HRFJuly4 // In 1776, Americans declared independence based on a set of ideals: our core...
June 21, 2013
By Chloe Kems Anonymous amateur photographers document the Bahraini revolution in all its forms. Photos have become a potent—and efficient—tool for frontline activists, who are able to quickly...
May 22, 2013
The head of Saudi Arabia’s religious police has said anyone who uses Twitter "has lost this world and his afterlife." Previously, the government-appointed imam of the Grand Mosque in Mecca...

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March 3, 2014

On March 19, 2014, Human Rights First hosts the DC 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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Video | January 22, 2014
Human Rights First's President and CEO Elisa Massimino calls on the CIA to state loud and clear that torture played no role in the hunt for Osama Bin Laden.
Opinions | January 07, 2013
Op-ed by Michael Marks. ‘ZERO Dark Thirty” hits movie theaters this week, but it has already ignited a debate about torture. At issue is its efficacy — or lack thereof. The film suggests that...
Letter | February 20, 2012
Twenty-eight of the nation’s most respected retired generals and admirals urged the filmmakers, actors and engineers behind the Oscar-nominated film Zero Dark Thirty to use their public appearances,...