Freedom in the World 2007 Scores to Be Released January 17 | Freedom House

Freedom in the World 2007 Scores to Be Released January 17

Washington, D.C.

Freedom House will be releasing the scores for its 2007 edition of Freedom in the World, the annual survey of political rights and civil liberties, on Wednesday, January 17. The release, containing links to a package of charts and graphs as well as an overview essay outlining global and regional trends in freedom, will be sent out Tuesday, January 16, embargoed until the morning of the 17th.

Freedom House will also be holding a panel event that afternoon on the report’s findings, titled “Freedom in the World 2007:  Is the Advance of Freedom at a Standstill?”

The event will be held on Wednesday, January 17, at 2:00 pm, in Room 203 of the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), 1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.

Speakers include Arch Puddington, Director of Research, Freedom House; Peter Lewis, Director, African Studies Program, SAIS; Robert Orttung, Associate Professor, American University; and Jake Dizard, Latin American Analyst, Freedom House. Thomas O. Melia, Deputy Director of Freedom House, will moderate the discussion.

Freedom House, an independent non-governmental organization that supports the expansion of freedom in the world, has been monitoring political rights and civil liberties around the world since 1972.

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