Expanding Freedom and Democracy
Can Resistance Movements Grow in the World’s Most Repressive Countries?
Freedom House is founded on the core conviction that freedom flourishes in democratic nations where governments are accountable to their people.
Introducing the China Dissent Monitor
Despite increasingly repressive rule under the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), dissent in China occurs regularly and is geographically widespread, according to new analysis by Freedom House. The first edition of the China Dissent Monitor recorded 668 instances of dissent in China from June to September 2022, as people spoke out against stalled housing projects, labor rights violations, fraud, COVID-19 policies, and state violence, among other grievances.
New Report: Freedom on the Net 2022
Global internet freedom declined for the 12th consecutive year in 2022, and governments are on a campaign to divide the open internet into a patchwork of repressive enclaves. Explore Freedom on the Net 2022: Countering an Authoritarian Overhaul of the Internet.
Tracking Democracy and Freedom Around the World
Beijing's Global Media Influence
Our latest report, Beijing’s Global Media Influence: Authoritarian Expansion and the Power of Democratic Resilience, offers the most comprehensive assessment to date of Beijing’s global media influence and the ways in which democracies are responding.
The Long Shadow of Qatar’s Human Rights Abuses
December 7, 2022