Initiatives

We call upon the IIHF to recognize that this championship is in fact taking place in an environment of harassment, abuse, and violence, where—more than in any other country in Europe—the leadership unfairly wields power and authority over others.

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David J. Kramer testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on how the U.S. can help support democracy in Ukraine.

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We call on Belarus’ leaders and citizens to take decisive steps towards making Belarus an open and democratic country, where fair play is not only a motto, but the way of living – during and beyond the timeframe of the Ice Hockey World Championship.

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Freedom House launched the Fair Play Beyond Sports campaign to bring attention to the plight of Belarusian citizens, activists and human rights defenders.

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Freedom House and a  broad coalition of  African and international NGOs urges President Obama to give civil society a prominent role in in the U.S. Africa Leaders’ Summit to be held August 5-6 in Washington, D.C.. The summit is an opportunity for the United States to engage African leaders on the development of strong democratic institutions and respect for the rights of citizens.

 

In the following letter, Freedom House joins key human rights organizations in expressing support for the the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announcement of its intent to transition key Internet domain name functions to the global multistakeholder community and expresses concerns regarding the DOTCOM Act.

David J. Kramer examines the situation in Ukraine in his testimony before the Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development.

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In the following letter, Freedom House expresses its support for the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announcement of its intent to transition key Internet domain name functions to the global multistakeholder community. We share concerns that throughout this transition the Internet must continue to be an open platform for the free exercise of human rights online, and believe this move could help thwart government overreach in Internet governance, which would have devastating implications for human rights worldwide.

Freedom House envia carta a Jesus Murillo Karam - Procurador General de la Republica -  por amenazas contra corresponsal de Reporteros Sin Fronteras en Mexico.

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Twenty eight key experts, including Freedom House's Charles Dunne, call on President Barack Obama to discuss reform in Bahrain during his upcoming visit to Saudi Arabia.

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