Freedom at Issue:

Insights on the global struggle for democracy

October 2016

The 5th Annual Photo and Art Contest, “Capturing Human Rights,” features work by professional and amateur photographers and artists that reflect the themes of human rights and freedom.

Hungary Prime Minister Viktor Orban

Credit: European Parliament. 

Arch Puddington

Prime Minister Viktor Orban is turning his back on the values his compatriots died to defend. 

Vladimir Putin Russia Kremlin

Vladimir Putin. Credit:

Ten years after the assassination of Anna Politkovskaya provoked outrage around the world, the Kremlin is quietly smothering media freedom under a heap of repressive legislation.

Vona Gábor.

Zselyke Csaky

The ruling Fidesz party’s dominance of the Hungarian right has forced the extremist Jobbik to tack toward the center, replacing its paramilitary gear with puppies and kittens.