Saudi Arabia Spends Millions to Add Last-Minute Performers Janet Jackson, 50 Cent, and Others to the Jeddah “World Fest”

Jul 17, 2019
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Jul 10, 2019
HRF Urges Liam Payne to Follow Nicki Minaj: Cancel Performance in Saudi Arabia
Jul 5, 2019
HRF to Nicki Minaj: Cancel Show in Saudi Arabia
Jul 2, 2019
Announcing the 2019 Oslo Freedom Forum in Taiwan
Jun 12, 2019
The Collapse of the Rule of Law and Human Rights in Turkey
May 31, 2019
HRF Demands Release of Nonviolent Activists in Zimbabwe
May 23, 2019
HRF Announces the Freedom Fellowship
Apr 25, 2019
Manal al-Sharif Responds to Invitation from Saudi Embassy
Apr 11, 2019
Manal al-Sharif’s “Freedom Drive” #IDrive4Freedom
Apr 1, 2019
HRF to Exhibit Dissident Art at 2019 Oslo Freedom Forum
Statement on Syariah Penal Code in Brunei
Mar 22, 2019
Whistleblower detained after exposing Mauritanian President’s Ponzi scheme
Mar 21, 2019
Announcing Manal al-Sharif’s Freedom Drive Campaign
Mar 14, 2019
HRF entregó primer Premio Rómulo Betancourt a la Diplomacia Democrática
Mar 5, 2019
Egyptian Photojournalist Shawkan Released After Five Years in Arbitrary Detention
Mar 1, 2019
HRF’s statement on North Korea and Otto Warmbier
Feb 27, 2019
HRF to UN Special Rapporteur: Defend the Free Speech of North Korean Defectors and Human Rights Activists in South Korea
Feb 22, 2019
Maduro Regime Must Refrain from Violence and Allow Humanitarian Aid
Feb 21, 2019
HRF anuncia entrega del primer Premio Rómulo Betancourt a la Diplomacia Democrática
Feb 13, 2019
TIME Person of the Year Maria Ressa Arrested in the Philippines
Feb 7, 2019
HRF Chairman Garry Kasparov Recognizes Juan Guaidó as the Acting President of Venezuela
Jan 30, 2019
HRF Urges World-Renowned Artists to Cancel Concert in Saudi Arabia
Jan 23, 2019
Venezuela: HRF Welcomes International Recognition of Juan Guaidó as President
Jan 19, 2019
Why Bitcoin Matters for Freedom
Jan 16, 2019
Enes Kanter: Anyone who speaks out against Erdogan is a target. That includes me.
Oct 12, 2018
UN Elects Dictatorships to Human Rights Council Yet Again
Oct 9, 2018
Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Allegedly Killed for Criticism of Saudi Prince
Oct 5, 2018
HRF Congratulates Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and OFF Speaker Denis Mukwege 
Oct 4, 2018
HRF to UN: Investigate Arbitrary Arrests in Cambodia and Iran
Sep 28, 2018
#ErdoganOut: HRF ad campaign condemns Erdogan during UNGA
Sep 25, 2018
Maldives: Opposition Candidate Wins Election, Ending Yameen’s Authoritarian Rule
Sep 15, 2018
HRF Celebrates the International Day of Democracy
Sep 11, 2018
Cambodia: opposition leader Kem Sokha released from prison
Sep 6, 2018
North Korea Denounces Flash Drives for Freedom
North Korea Denounces Flash Drives for Freedom
Aug 31, 2018
HRF pide a la CIDH promover aplicación de la cláusula democrática a Bolivia
Aug 30, 2018
Bolivia: HRF Urges IAHCR to Stop Evo Morales’ Authoritarian Power Grabs
Aug 24, 2018
Burundi Sentences Nonviolent Activist to Five Years in Prison
Aug 23, 2018
Press Release — China Denies Visa to Reporter and OFF Speaker Megha Rajagopalan
Aug 14, 2018
Hong Kong activist decries 'colonial invasion' in defiant speech
Aug 13, 2018
Press Release — HRF Calls on Ecuador to Reform Draconian Communications Law
Aug 9, 2018
Comunicado — Ecuador: HRF envía informes a Relator Especial y Asamblea Nacional
Aug 8, 2018
Belarus Detains 18 Journalists in Raids at Independent Outlets
Aug 7, 2018
Photographer charged as police crackdown in Bangladesh intensifies
Aug 6, 2018
Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador after arrests of Saudi activists
Aug 1, 2018
Google Plans to Launch Censored Search Engine in China, Leaked Documents Reveal
Saudi Arabia Detains More Women’s Rights Activists
Jul 31, 2018
In Cambodia, Dissenting Voters Find Ways to Say ‘None of the Above’
Jul 27, 2018
Elections in Zimbabwe and Cambodia Violate Democratic Standards
Jul 24, 2018
The Taliban Couldn't Quash This Pakistani Squash Champ
Jul 23, 2018
Inside Nicaragua’s Protest Movement