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Aug. 24, 2016 | Press Releases

HRF to Angola: Withdraw Secret Social Media Bill

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NEW YORK (August 24, 2016) — Human Rights Foundation (HRF) strongly condemns Angola’s obscure Statute of Journalists Bill and calls on the National Assembly to both make it public and reject it immediately. According to a public statement published last week by Maka Angola, a prestigious civil society organization led by award-winning journalist and civil rights activist Rafael Marques de Morais, the unpublished bill will “hand control (and censorship) of all … media outlets, including social media and the internet, to a new [government]-controlled supervisory body: the Angolan Social Communications Regulatory Body.” 

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Aug. 18, 2016 | Press Releases

Venezuela: HRF Condemns Sham Appellate Proceedings; Requests Release of Prisoner of Conscience

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NEW YORK (August 18, 2016) — Today marks two and a half years since Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López was arbitrarily arrested in Caracas while leading a peaceful demonstration to the Ministry of Interior, Justice, and Peace. Human Rights Foundation (HRF) reiterates its February 2014 designation of López as a prisoner of conscience and calls on Venezuela’s authoritarian regime to release him immediately. This morning, López was formally notified of a Venezuelan appellate court's decision to uphold the 14-year sentence he was given in September 2015.

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Aug. 16, 2016 | Press Releases

Announcing the 2016 San Francisco Freedom Forum

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Human Rights Foundation (HRF) is excited to announce that the San Francisco Freedom Forum will take place on September 29, 2016. This event is an opportunity to enjoy the Oslo Freedom Forum experience and meet remarkable individuals who are working to make the world a more peaceful, prosperous, and free place.

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