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December 11, 2020 This time last year, I was in Hong Kong, meeting with human rights activists and documenting the large pro-democracy demonstrations. The police were cracking down on protestors, using excessive force...
November 23, 2020 Twitter’s recent announcement that President Trump’s account will lose special “public interest” protections was met with mixed reactions— from “too little, too late” to “look at how biased...
March 08, 2018 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today, urged President Trump to use congressionally-mandated reporting requirements as an opportunity to provide much-needed transparency on the United...
December 12, 2017 Today, President Trump signed into law two important new provisions that will strengthen congressional oversight, transparency, and accountability for the “War on Terror.” The provisions,...
October 04, 2013 The Bahraini regime has frequently cracked down on human rights defenders by prosecuting them for their actions on social media. In an ironic twist raising eyebrows around the globe, this week the...
September 26, 2013 In his speech to the U.N. General Assembly yesterday, President Obama advocated a broad effort to end the Syrian conflict by renewing peace negotiations.  Such a plan must target those who are...
September 23, 2013 This is a cross-post from The Huffington Post. Witnesses provided more details of the Defense Department's computer mess-ups and confidentiality breaches in the 9/11 hearings on Friday,...

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December 12, 2013
Global Repercussions and U.S. Responses

Authoritarian regimes are undermining international norms on freedom of association and blocking U.S. efforts to support civil society. Are the United States and the international community doing enough to address the global crackdown on civil society? What support for civil society is most effective? And what changes in U.S. policy are needed?

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| March 08, 2021
Are you a human rights defender with a problem that might demand a high-technology solution? Send us a note and let’s start a discussion about a potential collaboration. Digital surveillance and...
| March 08, 2021
Are you a technologist who wants to use your skills and knowledge to help solve human rights problems? Send us a note and we’ll be happy to chat about a potential collaboration. We have...
| March 08, 2021
Extremist Explorer This tool provides researchers into extremist groups, individuals, and actions with a system that makes their work more efficient and collaborative. Extremist Explorer collects...
| March 08, 2021
Asylum Case Analyzer Working with the Lambda School, Human Rights First is building a data science tool that will assist our refugee representation team by extracting insights from existing asylum...

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