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For the first time, Freedom House’s monthly China Media Bulletin is now available in both Chinese and English. 

Nations in Transit is the only comprehensive, comparative, and multidimensional study of reform in the former Communist states of Europe and Eurasia. Nations in Transit tracks the reform record of 29 countries and administrative areas.

China Media Bulletin: Now Published in Chinese and English
Nations in Transit 2015

cover of NIT report. Photo of Protesters and riot police, Kyiv, Ukraine, January 2014. Photograph by Sasha Maksymenko.

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Russia's concerted campaign to silence critics of its actions in Crimea shows the truly repressive nature of its actions in Ukraine.

In response to court decisions against two critical news outlets in Kazakhstan, online newspaper and ADAM magazine, Freedom House issued the following statement:

In response to Jordan’s Lower House of Parliament passing a decentralization measure that no longer assures roles for women in local governing councils and allows the government to appoint 25 perce


Belarusian political prisoners Mikalai Statkevich, Ihar Alinevich, Yuri Rubtsou, Mikalai Dziadok, Vasil Parfiankou, and Yauhen Vaskovich are finally free. 

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Mark P. Lagon
August 17, 2015

The new Chinese-sponsored, multilateral development banks could amplify aid strategies that ignore or exacerbate governance problems—but only if the banks’ democratic member states let it happen. 

Freedom House and  the cosigned organizations urge Secretary of State John Kerry to encourage the government of Mauritania to enforce its anti-slavery laws; and seriously reconsider Mauritania’s eligibility for the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). 

Human rights activists Leyla and Arif Yunus found guilty on all charges.

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