ESCAPING TO FREEDOM: STORIES FROM NORTH KOREA’S REFUGEES

By Freedom Square | July 29, 2014

Two new Freedom Collection interviews tell stories of survival, courage, and hope from North Korean refugees.

EDUCATION AS A KEY TO DEMOCRACY

By Elizabeth Hoffman | July 14, 2014

Education is the cornerstone of a democratic society. President Franklin D. Roosevelt observed that, “[d]emocracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.”

BUSH INSTITUTE’S HUMAN FREEDOM INITIATIVE WELCOMES FIRST CLASS OF YOUNG LEADERS FROM BURMA

By Hannah Abney | July 2, 2014

Last Friday, the George W. Bush Institute at the Bush Center welcomed 18 emerging leaders from Burma as the inaugural Liberty and Leadership Forum class.

ICYMI: CPJ SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN SPOTLIGHTS IRAN’S 5 YEAR MEDIA CRACKDOWN

By Freedom Square | June 24, 2014

ICYMI, CPJ is “live tweeting” the major events that occurred from June 12 through July 7, 2009. You can follow the campaign on Twitter at @cpjmena.

ICYMI: RECORD 3,821 POLITICAL ARRESTS IN CUBA AND CONTINUED HARASSMENT OF FREEDOM ACTIVISTS

By Freedom Square | June 17, 2014

Three thousand eight hundred and twenty-one political arrests were reported in Cuba through April 2014, a record high for first four months in a year.

SHIN DONG-HYUK URGES ATTENTION ON SUFFERING OF NORTH KOREANS

By Freedom Square | June 11, 2014

In this video, political prisoner camp survivor Shin Dong-hyuk urges global attention to the human suffering in North Korea.

THE GULAGS OF NORTH KOREA

By Lindsay Lloyd Victor Cha | June 10, 2014

The world now has eyewitness evidence that crimes against humanity are being committed by the North Korean state against its people.

VOICES FROM THE GULAGS

By Freedom Square | June 10, 2014

Former prisoners and guards share stories of fear, survival, and escape from North Korea’s gulags.

INFOGRAPHIC: THE HIDDEN GULAGS OF NORTH KOREA

By Freedom Square | June 10, 2014

Using data compiled by the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea and the UN Commission of Inquiry, this infographic describes the plight of as many as 130,000 men, women, and children held captive in North Korea’s political prison camps without…

25 YEARS AFTER TIANANMEN SQUARE, RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IN CHINA REMAINS ELUSIVE

By William McKenzie | June 4, 2014

Early on the morning of November 28, 2007, Jia Weihan was forced to think the unthinkable: Was her father really a bad man?