Newseum Banners Spotlight Human Rights Abuses in China

The prominent displays on the front of the Newseum are one element of “Freedom Week,” a six-day series of programs and panel discussions covering a range of international issues from religious persecution to the wrongful imprisonment of journalists. The banners were illustrated by a Chinese calligrapher and include slogans such as “Release Human Rights Defenders in China,” “Long Live Freedom, Long Live Democracy,” “Lift Restrictions, Free the Press,” and “Chinese Government Should Respect Human Rights.”  The museum, which works to champion the five freedoms of the First Amendment, is a popular destination prominently located halfway between the U.S. Capitol and the White House, where President Xi will attend a state dinner on Sept. 25, 2015.

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