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Featured Press Release | September 06, 2018
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today announced that its board of directors has chosen Michael Breen as the organization’s next president and chief executive officer. Breen, who...
February 03, 2011
Washington, DC – In response to news reports that scores of journalists and human rights activists are being hunted down and have been detained by the Egyptian authorities, Human Rights First’s Neil...
February 03, 2011
Washington, DC – Human Rights First is pressing telecommunications companies and Internet providers operating in Egypt to share details about the circumstances in which the past week’s service...
February 02, 2011
Washington, DC – As Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak addressed the Egyptian people yesterday, he told them that they had to choose between “chaos and stability.” – a false choice that Human Rights...
February 02, 2011
Washington, DC --i Tonight, President Obama called for a peaceful transition of power in Egypt, one that incorporates input from across the political spectrum and reflects support for the fundamental...
February 01, 2011
Washington, DC – As protests and cries for reform intensify in Egypt, Human Rights First International Policy Advisor Neil Hicks will offer commentary and discuss the organization’s policy...
February 01, 2011
Washington, DC – Today, Human Rights First in coalition with 50 other civil rights and human rights organizations urged Congressional leadership to object to divisive hearings that House Homeland...
February 01, 2011
Washington, DC –Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has announced that he will not be a candidate for the Presidency in elections scheduled for September or October, but that he will remain in office to...
February 01, 2011
Washington, DC – A year after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared the “freedom to connect” to be a Fifth Freedom, as important to human liberty as the Four Freedoms Franklin D. Roosevelt...
January 31, 2011
New York City – Human Rights First is calling on the Obama Administration to take steps to ensure ongoing protests in Egypt do not turn into a bloodbath. Specifically, the group is urging President...
January 28, 2011
New York City – Events have escalated in Egypt to the point that the government has imposed a nationwide curfew and called the army on to the streets. In response, the Obama Administration has...

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