News & Updates

The latest from Freedom House:

By claiming five prominent NGOs are ‘foreign agents,’ Russian authorities are deliberately and ruthlessly attacking civil society organizations that protect the fundamental rights and freedoms of Russian citizens.


Vladimir Putin came to power in large part due to his willingness to use brutal, indiscriminate force against Chechen “terrorists.” Now Putin appears to have the blood of 298 passengers and crew from Malaysia Air Flight 17 on his hands. Read David Kramer's American Interest op-ed.


The terrorism charges against the bloggers and journalists represent Ethiopia's latest affront to freedom of expression and assembly.

Freedom At Issue Blog

Many African rulers, citing the need for “reconciliation,” are vying to strip a nascent regional court of its ability to prosecute sitting heads of state for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide.