Harsh Laws and Violence Drive Global Decline 

Conditions for media freedom deteriorated sharply in 2014 to their lowest point in 10 years, as journalists around the world faced mounting restrictions. ...

Freedom in the World 2015 found that the main factors driving the decline were the passage and use of restrictive laws against the media and and limits on the ability of local and foreign journalists to report freely within a given country.

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Freedom of the Press 2015: Harsh Laws and Violence Drive Global Decline

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Ethiopia's May 24 elections were far from free and fair. 

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The United States must rethink its relationship with the Ethiopia in light of the government's disregard for international election standards. 

Freedom House condemns the Ecuadorian government's decision to fine the media outlet La Hora for failing to publish a story about an accountability report published by the Loja major. 

Freedom House supports the Global Respect Act because the human rights of all persons, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, should be respected. 

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Recent reports on a trip to Azerbaijan by U.S. lawmakers focused on possible breaches of rules regarding travel expenses, but not on the ethics of boosting ties with a vicious dictatorship.

Freedom in the World 2015

New Release: Freedom in the World 2015, the latest edition of its annual report on political rights and civil liberties in 195 countries around the globe.

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