Initiatives

In the following letter, Freedom House joins prominent rights organizations in expressing its concern at the Czech president's upcoming meeting with Uzbekistan's president Islam Karimov, given the repressive nature of Uzbekistan's government.

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Cambodia's prime minister must release garment workers who were detained during demonstrations and ensure the right to peaceful assembly, association and expression, urges Freedom House and key human rights groups.

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Thousands of civil society activists are acting together today in solidarity with campaigners in Uganda to show their opposition to Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill and call on President Museveni to veto it.  Use hashtag #stopAHB on social media to join the day of action.

Freedom House joined leading human rights and LGBT groups in calling on key corporate sponsors of the Sochi Olympics to speak out against discrimination, harassment and threats against LGBT people in Russia.

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The Egypt Working Group calls on the Administration to take a clear stance on democracy and human rights in Egypt, and to reconsider the resumption of financial aid to Egypt's government.

In the following letter, Freedom House calls on Vice President Joe Biden to address press freedom concerns in his upcoming meeting with Montenegro's Prime Minister, Milo Đukanović.

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Daniel Calingaert examines the human rights situation in Iran in his testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives.

Sarah Cook examines China's treatment of foreign journalists at a roundtable held by the Congressional-Executive Commission on China.

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A coaltion of civil society groups, trade organizations and companies call on Congress in the following letter to reform intelligence surveillance practices.

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Thirty-seven organizations submitted a joint letter to President Barack Obama calling on the US Administration to update the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list with respect to Burma and implement unambiguous criteria for removing and adding persons to the list. This list maintained by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designates individuals and companies barred from having financial ties with the U.S.

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