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Since 2003, Freedom House has systematically provided prescient analysis of Russia’s move to authoritarian rule and efforts to restore hegemony over Ukraine.

March’s Egypt Democracy Compass—in which seven out of eight indicators of progress on the roadmap to democracy were rated as ‘stalled’ or ‘backsliding’—shows the futility of the upcoming presidential election.

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A Freedom House survey finds that 47 percent of South Africans between the ages of 18 and 34 may not vote in national and provincial elections on May 7. The survey, conducted via mobile phones from March 17-24, also finds that nearly two in three of those surveyed do not understand how South Africa’s proportional representation system works.

The Memorial Anti-Discrimination Center announced April 9 its closure in St. Petersburg, in response to a court demand that it register as a “foreign agent.” Prosecutors claimed that the organization violated the law by sharing information about discrimination and abuse with an international body, in this case the United Nations Committee Against Torture, without officially registering as a “foreign agent.”

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We are relieved that Autukhovich can return home after five years of baseless detention in President Alexander Lukashenka’s prisons, but it is deplorable that Autukhovich will be subject to 16 months of  so-called ‘preventative police supervision.'

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Arch Puddington
April 15, 2014

Putin has used control of the media in Russia, especially the national television stations, to build up a massive and thoroughly modern propaganda machine.

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