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Venezuela: Pro-Maduro Assembly to Take Powers of Opposition-led National Assembly

Press ReleasesVenezuela: Pro-Maduro Assembly to Take Powers of Opposition-led National AssemblyAugust 18, 2017Freedom House issued the following statement in response to the days-old constitutional assembly announcing that it is taking over all legislative powers of the National Assembly. 

Hong Kong Imprisons Democracy Activists

Press Releases Hong Kong Imprisons Democracy ActivistsAugust 17, 2017 Hong Kong authorities imprisoned three young leaders of Hong Kong's democracy movement, Joshua Wong, Nathan Law, and Alex Chow. 

Press Freedom Gets Short Shrift in the Standoff over Al-Jazeera

Press Freedom Gets Short Shrift in the Standoff over Al-JazeeraAugust 16, 2017None of the governments involved in the Qatar crisis are genuinely interested in independent media.

Golden Frog and Freedom House Partner to Provide Tools Protecting Internet Privacy and Freedom

Press ReleasesGolden Frog and Freedom House Partner to Provide Tools Protecting Internet Privacy and FreedomAugust 16, 2017Golden Frog and Freedom House today announced plans to jointly assist democracy activists by strengthening their online privacy and improving their internet access, ...

United States: Extremism — and the Failure to Condemn It — Weakens Democracy

Press Releases United States: Extremism — and the Failure to Condemn It — Weakens DemocracyAugust 16, 2017Extremism, and the failure to recognize and unambiguously denounce it, pose threats to our democracy. 

Kenya: Government De-Registers Human Rights NGO

Press ReleasesKenya: Government De-Registers Human Rights NGO August 14, 2017Kenya's Non-Governmental Organization Coordination Board canceled the registration of the Kenya Human Rights Commission.  

Challenges New and Old Expose Cracks in India's Democracy

Narendra Modi. .    Challenges New and Old Expose Cracks in India's DemocracyAugust 14, 2017As India marks 70 years of independence, its democratic institutions are suffering from weaknesses that the government has done little to address.

Why Populism Is Here to Stay

Geert Wilders, the founder and  current leader of the Dutch political party the Party for Freedom.  Why Populism Is Here to StayAugust 10, 2017Populist forces are expected to suffer another defeat in next month's German elections, but the factors that fueled populism's rise have not disappeared.

Quietly Erasing Democracy Promotion at the U.S. State Department

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets with Thailand's military junta leader General Prayut Chan-o-cha at the Government House in Bangkok, Thailand on August 8, 2017. Quietly Erasing Democracy Promotion at the U.S. State DepartmentAugust 8, 2017America's formal greetings to the world no longer ...

Ukraine Requires Anticorruption Garbage Collectors to Submit Income Declarations

Ukraine Requires Anticorruption Garbage Collectors to Submit Income DeclarationsAugust 8, 2017Onerous new regulations threaten to cripple Ukraine's civil society sector, particularly affecting groups engaged in the fight against corruption.

Draft Law on NGOs Could Imperil Moldovan Democracy

Photo Credit: CIJM / Anticoruptie.md   Draft Law on NGOs Could Imperil Moldovan Democracy August 4, 2017At a time where Moldova is exceptionally vulnerable to pressure from Russia, a new NGO draft law poses serious threats to fundamental freedoms.

Freedom House Applauds Senate Confirmation of Mark Green as USAID Administrator

Press ReleasesFreedom House Applauds Senate Confirmation of Mark Green as USAID AdministratorAugust 3, 2017The United States Senate confirmed the appointment of Mark Green to serve as Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development. 

Venezuela: A Maduro Dictatorship Emerges after Flawed Election

Press Releases Venezuela: A Maduro Dictatorship Emerges after Flawed ElectionAugust 1, 2017Venezuela's sham election on Sunday led to the death of 130 protestors and the arrest of at least 5,000.

'Think Tank of the Year': Freedom House honored by Prospect Magazine

Press Releases'Think Tank of the Year': Freedom House honored by Prospect MagazineJuly 18, 2017Freedom House has won Prospect magazine's 2017 Think Tank Award for International Affairs.

中国媒体快报:敏感周年纪念日、习近平访港、澳大利亚干预中国软实力'

China Media Bulletin 中国媒体快报:敏感周年纪念日、习近平访港、澳大利亚干预中国软实力'July 17, 2017本期特写:新闻审查新政,七月亮相中国 网络安全法实施,增加担忧与不确定 刘晓波保外就医引发言论审查和批评声浪 ...

中國媒體快報:敏感周年紀念日、習近平訪港、澳大利亞干預中國軟實力'(Issue 120, Traditional Chinese)

China Media Bulletin 中國媒體快報:敏感周年紀念日、習近平訪港、澳大利亞干預中國軟實力'(Issue 120, Traditional Chinese)July 17, 2017本期特寫:新聞審查新政,七月亮相中國 網路安全法實施,增加擔憂與不確定 ...

Testimony on Tibet: Freedom of Religion

TestimoniesTestimony on Tibet: Freedom of ReligionJuly 14, 2017Testimony for the Record Submitted by Sarah Cook, Senior Research Analyst for East Asia

Hungary: Government Intensifies Smear Campaign Against Civil Society

Press ReleasesHungary: Government Intensifies Smear Campaign Against Civil SocietyJuly 14, 2017The Hungarian government released an offensive nationwide television and billboard advertising campaign vilifying civil society organizations. 

One Year after the Coup Attempt, Turkey Is More Fragile than Ever

Photo: Omar Azzazy One Year after the Coup Attempt, Turkey Is More Fragile than EverNate SchenkkanJuly 13, 2017Erdoğan's relentless drive for power has worsened fissures in society, the military, and the ruling party itself.

Poland: New Laws Destroy Independence of Judiciary

Press ReleasesPoland: New Laws Destroy Independence of JudiciaryJuly 13, 2017Freedom House released a statement in response to Poland's parliament's approval of legislation designed to exercise control over the judiciary.

China: Death of Liu Shows Reach of Repression

Press Releases China: Death of Liu Shows Reach of RepressionJuly 13, 2017Freedom House issued the following statement in response to the death of 61-year old Liu Xiaobo, awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010 while he was imprisoned and silenced by the Chinese government. 

What Exactly Is 'the West'?

What Exactly Is 'the West'?Tyler RoylanceJuly 13, 2017President Trump's use of the term raises questions to which there are no simple answers.

China's Newest Censorship Methods on Display

China's Newest Censorship Methods on DisplaySarah CookJuly 13, 2017A month riddled with perilous anniversaries offers a showcase for the Communist Party’s upgraded internet controls.

Freedom House supports Senate confirmation of Mark Green to become USAID Administrator

Press ReleasesFreedom House supports Senate confirmation of Mark Green to become USAID AdministratorJuly 12, 2017Freedom House issued a statement following Mark Green's confirmation hearing with the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.

Ukraine: Government Proposals on NGOs Would Curtail Their Work

Press Releases Ukraine: Government Proposals on NGOs Would Curtail Their WorkJuly 11, 2017Freedom House issued the following statement in response to the Ukranian government introducing two bills to the Rada that would withdraw non-profit status from NGOs that fail to fulfill onerous financial ...

China Media Bulletin: Sensitive anniversaries, Xi in Hong Kong, Australia meddling

China Media Bulletin China Media Bulletin: Sensitive anniversaries, Xi in Hong Kong, Australia meddling July 7, 2017In this issue: China's newest censorship methods, updates on the cybersecurity law, and Xi's visit to Hong Kong.

China Media Bulletin: Sensitive anniversaries, Xi in Hong Kong, Australia meddling

China Media Bulletin China Media Bulletin: Sensitive anniversaries, Xi in Hong Kong, Australia meddling July 7, 2017  HEADLINES

What Trump Should Learn from Poland's Troubles

President Donald J. Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, President Andrzej Duda, and First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda | July 6, 2017 . What Trump Should Learn from Poland's TroublesNate SchenkkanJuly 7, 2017There was much for President Trump to learn from his brief visit to Poland this week, but perhaps ...

Freedom House, IFJ, and RSF demand immediate release of Liu Xiaobo

Joint LettersFreedom House, IFJ, and RSF demand immediate release of Liu XiaoboJuly 6, 2017The International Federation of Journalists , Freedom House and Reporters Without Borders have written to the President of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping, to demand the immediate release of ...