USCIRF Spotlight Podcast

By USCIRF

Welcome to a new weekly podcast series called “USCIRF Spotlight” hosted by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), an independent federal advisory body. During each episode, Director of Outreach and Policy Dwight Bashir features a special guest to dive deeper on various topics and breaking developments that impact the universal right to freedom of religion or belief around the globe.

  1. 1.
    Hazara Community Threatened in Afghanistan
    26:47
  2. 2.
    Islam in Africa
    17:29
  3. 3.
    Religion, Law and Citizenship in Assam, India
    14:42
  4. 4.
    Fourth Anniversary of the Rohingya Genocide
    17:11
  5. 5.
    The Impact of Majoritarianism on Religious Minorities in South Asia
    23:06
  6. 6.
    Reforms in Kazakhstan Could Improve Religious Freedom
    21:56
  7. 7.
    Protests in Cuba Impact Religious Freedom
    22:22
  8. 8.
    Qur’anists in Egypt
    20:30
  1. 9.
    Central African Republic: From Sectarian Violence to Progress on Religious Freedom
    18:12
  2. 10.
    Sivas Massacre and Turkey’s Persecution of the Alevi Community
    15:30
  3. 11.
    Ethiopia’s Tigray Massacre and Implications for Religious Freedom
    19:30
  4. 12.
    Do USCIRF Policy Recommendations Get Implemented?
    17:23
  5. 13.
    Top Priorities of the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief
    20:34
  6. 14.
    Bahrain Takes Steps to Improve Religious Freedom
    20:16
  7. 15.
    Enforcing Blasphemy Laws Have Dire Consequences
    19:48
  8. 16.
    50 Years and Counting: The Continued Closure of Halki Seminary in Turkey
    19:02
  9. 17.
    Violent Insurgents in the Sahel Region of Africa
    15:13
  10. 18.
    Religious Restrictions in Iran
    17:44
  11. 19.
    Refugee Resettlement and Religious Freedom
    21:36
  12. 20.
    USCIRF Releases 2021 Annual Report with Recommendations for U.S. Policy
    19:56
  13. 21.
    The State of Religious Freedom in Vietnam
    15:21
  14. 22.
    Indonesia’s State Ideology of Pancasila
    14:15
  15. 23.
    China Sanctions U.S. Religious Freedom Officials
    19:38
  16. 24.
    Governments Using Shari’a to Impose Death Sentences on LGBTI Persons
    15:34
  17. 25.
    Shifting Trends of Religious Freedom in Egypt
    20:45
  18. 26.
    Uzbekistan: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back
    17:34
  19. 27.
    Santería in Cuba
    20:11
  20. 28.
    Repercussions of the Burma Coup for Rohingya Muslims
    24:12
  21. 29.
    The Situation in Sinjar
    20:38
  22. 30.
    Unrest in Russia
    21:50
  23. 31.
    Religious Freedom Priorities for the Biden Administration
    19:04
  24. 32.
    Uyghur Genocide
    21:14
  25. 33.
    2021 Update on Religious Freedom Conditions
    22:32
  26. 34.
    Nigeria: A Country of Particular Concern
    20:59
  27. 35.
    Legal Restrictions to Religious Freedom in Brunei
    14:27
  28. 36.
    Ritual Slaughter Laws and their Impact on Religious Freedom
    11:27
  29. 37.
    Global Blasphemy Laws
    18:14
  30. 38.
    Vulnerable Religious Communities in Pakistan
    13:19
  31. 39.
    UN Human Rights Systems that Promote Religious Freedom
    17:33
  32. 40.
    Sudan: Will removal from the State Sponsors of Terrorism list impact Religious Freedom?
    18:03
  33. 41.
    Religious Persecution in Iran
    17:58
  34. 42.
    Fulani Communities
    15:35
  35. 43.
    How Current Unrest Impacts Religious Freedom in Belarus
    14:34

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