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As Media Director of Human Rights Watch, Minky Worden works with the world’s journalists to help them cover crises, wars, human rights abuses and political developments in more than 70 countries worldwide. Before joining Human Rights Watch in 1998, Ms. Worden lived and worked in Hong Kong as an adviser to Democratic Party chairman Martin Lee and worked at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. as a speechwriter for the U.S. Attorney General and in the Executive Office for US Attorneys. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Ms. Worden speaks Cantonese and German, and is an elected member of the Overseas Press Club's Board of Governors. She is the editor of China's Great Leap: The Beijing Games and Olympian Human Rights Challenges (Seven Stories, May 2008) and the co-editor of Torture (New Press, 2005).

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Russian Profiles in Courage

(1) Comments | Posted February 6, 2014 | 6:25 PM

We are at the starting line for the Sochi Winter Olympics. While athletes from around the world prepare to compete for gold medals, activists are already racing to preserve basic rights and freedoms for Russia's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
You know the athletes...

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World Leaders Thinking Twice About Sochi

(1) Comments | Posted December 16, 2013 | 7:44 PM

The news that several world leaders will not attend the Winter Olympics in Sochi sends a clear signal: Russia’s climate of discrimination and abuse ahead of the Sochi Games should not stand. The country’s anti-gay “propaganda” law contradicts the Olympic Charter, muzzles the media, and has created an unprecedented crisis...

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Liu Xiaobo and China's Future

(2) Comments | Posted June 27, 2009 | 12:13 PM

"He's an intellectual, a nerd. He only has a pen and a piece of paper."
--Liu Xia, the wife of arrested Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo


It's hard to believe, but the man described by his wife as a "nerd" is apparently a security threat to an...

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