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Freedom House President Testifies Before Helsinki Commission on Net Freedom
July 15, 2011
Freedom House President David Kramer testified today before the US Helsinki Commission regarding the suppression of internet freedom in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) region. Mr. Kramer began with a prediction that Belarusian President Lukashenka’s “days are numbered” and emphasized the importance of the internet in mobilizing young activists in Belarus. Mr. Kramer went on to summarize the status of internet freedom in several OSCE countries and highlighted the chilling effect new legislation has had on online media outlets in Hungary.