U.S. pressures China over censorship

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“Connection technologies, like the Internet and social networking sites, should enhance individuals’ ability to worship as they see fit, come together with people of their own faith, and learn more about the beliefs of others,” she said.

Leonard A. Leo, chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, said he hoped the secretary’s speech will start bringing “human rights diplomacy into the 21st century.”

“The use and restriction of new technology is a future religious freedom battleground, as governments use technology to monitor religious freedom activists and stifle the flow of religious information,” he said.

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Nicholas Kralev

Nicholas Kralev is The Washington Times’ diplomatic correspondent. His travels around the world with four secretaries of state — Hillary Rodham Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright — as well as his other reporting overseas trips inspired his new weekly column, “On the Fly.” He is a former writer for the weekend edition of the Financial Times and ...

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