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January 29, 2013
Washington, DC – Human Rights First congratulates newly-confirmed Secretary of State John Kerry and looks forward to working with him as he champions the administration’s commitment of putting...
January 17, 2013
Washington, DC – Tomorrow, as internet activists around the world celebrate “Internet Freedom Day” to mark the one-year anniversary of an internet blackout to protest controversial anti-piracy...
January 07, 2013
Washington, DC – Human Rights First urges the Bahraini authorities to either immediately release prominent human rights defender Said Yousif Al-Muhafdhah or to charge him with an...


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Letter | June 13, 2013
In the wake of revelations that the National Security Administration obtained private user data from several technology companies, Human Rights First President and CEO Elisa Massimino sent a letter...
Blueprint | November 30, 2012
When U.S. companies abuse or facilitate violations of human rights abroad, they undermine U.S. national interests in advancing security, economic development, and human rights. ...
Testimony | October 18, 2012
In a Human Rights First testimony before the U.S. Helsinki Commission, Human Rights First’s Meg Roggensack detailed the broad scope of online safety challenges posed by repressive regimes and the...