The importance of an independent press
The U.S. deemed free and independent media so essential that press freedom is protected in the Constitution. Find out why.
Special kinship: U.S., Bangladesh and Kennedy family
The late U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy was an outspoken supporter of Bangladesh’s 1971 liberation movement. Family ties continue today.
The enduring legacy of Judith Heumann [video]
Judith Heumann, who died March 4, spent more than five decades working for the rights of people with disabilities.
Honoring human rights defenders
Labor and women's rights activists, a journalist and a surgeon are among recipients of the 2023 Human Rights Defender Awards.
African community leaders take home lessons from U.S.
The Community Engagement Exchange program provides emerging civil society leaders with the tools and resources they need to succeed.
Defending Ukraine: Yana Zinkevych and Hospitallers
This installment in a series focuses on a group of volunteer paramedics who respond to the medical needs of civilians and soldiers.
Standing with the people of Burma 2 years after the military...
Two years after its coup, the military regime in Burma continues to carry out a brutal campaign of violence against its own people.
Defending Ukraine: Repair Together volunteer group
This installment in a series focuses on a group that relies on music and dance while they clean up destruction from Russia's invasion.
Defending Ukraine: Dattalion founders fight disinformation
This installment in a series focuses on the founders of a site that posts images, videos and stories showing the war's impact on Ukrainians.