Saudi human rights activist Hala Aldosari, and Yazidi member of the Iraqi parliament Vian Dakhil will be co-recipients of the organization’s Freedom Award, recognizing their work to highlight human rights violations and to protect and improve the rights of women and minorities.

In response to a Brazilian court ordering a 72-hour ban of the messaging app WhatsApp, Freedom House issued the following statement.

China's National People’s Congress passed the foreign NGO management law, severely limiting the work of foreign NGOs and their local partners.

Global press freedom declined to its lowest point in 12 years in 2015, as political, criminal, and terrorist forces sought to co-opt or silence the media in their broader struggle for power.

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Daniel Calingaert
April 28, 2016

A version of this article was published by Ukrayinska Pravda on April 27, 2016. The original article can be found here.

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The migration crisis and wrenching economic problems are threatening both the survival of the European Union and the stability of Eurasia’s entrenched dictatorships, according to Nations in Transit 2016the 21st edition of Freedom House’s annual report on democracy in Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and Eurasia.

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