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Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will deliver remarks at the Freedom House 2023 Annual Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. EDT at the Conrad Hotel in Washington, D.C. Secretary Blinken’s remarks will be open press and streamed live on the Department  homepage and YouTube channel.  To register for in-person coverage, please contact Maryam Iftikhar at by 10:00 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 9. Call time and access instructions will be provided to all registered media prior to the event.

For additional information, please contact Maryam Iftikhar at

U.S. Department of State

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