Matthew Daniels is Chair of Law and Human Rights and Founder of the Center for Human Rights and International Affairs at IWP. Full bio

Produced by Hollywood, directed by China

Americans are rightly proud of our traditions of free speech and free artistic expression. Hollywood has made full use of these traditions, so much so that political diatribes are now a staple feature of the Oscars. But when it comes to China, Hollywood has voluntarily self-censored to appease a regime known for its brutal repression…

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The tragic cycle of genocide denial has returned: This time, Nigeria

The Age of Terrorism that is now upon us has proven to be the greatest modern challenge to the legitimacy of all governments and international organizations who claim a commitment to human rights. Nowhere is this more evident today than in Nigeria, where terrorist violence and mass slaughter by Islamist groups are reaching genocidal proportions. When President…

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Hong Kong’s struggle against China’s new Iron Curtain

Anyone who loves the unique culture of Hong Kong can sympathize with the demonstrators who are protesting the latest step in a long process of Hong Kong being absorbed by mainland China. The subjugation of Hong Kong to the full weight of the PRC’s oppressive legal system is like watching a beautiful flower being crushed…

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The People are the Press

We’ve now observed the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre — one of the most dramatic events in modern Chinese history where pro-democracy student protestors were slaughtered en masse by their own government. But most people in China today do not even know that Tiananmen Square occurred — thanks to the power of China’s “Great Wall”…

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A big win for big brother in Hanoi

The anticlimax of the heavily hyped summit between the U.S. President and the chairman of the North Korean regime obscured the real winner of the meeting: Viet Nam’s Communist regime.

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The Humanization of Human Rights

Not too long ago, no one would have heard of the plight of a Saudi teenager seeking refuge from family and cultural oppression in her home country. But the power of social media made Rahaf Mohammed al Qunun’s struggle into an international news story.

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Dehumanization Nations

As media and political leaders increasingly embrace dehumanizing stereotypes of ideological opponents, America risks drifting down a dark path.

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Lighting a candle for humanity online

For an off-year election, turnout at the polls this week was high. But the lack of a decisive victory for one side or the other portends at least two more years of hyperbolic rhetoric, demonization of our opponents and a lot of partisan loathing.

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