Freedom at Issue: Insights on the global struggle for democracy | Freedom House

Freedom at Issue:

Insights on the global struggle for democracy

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If the authorities in Baku continue to ignore court orders to release an opposition politician, Azerbaijan could face expulsion from the 47-member organization.

One of the country’s most respected graduate centers faces closure due to an investigation whose motivations remain murky.

Antidemocratic leaders share a propensity for using scapegoats to weaken their opponents and break constraints on their own power.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan (President, Turkey) and Milos Zeman (President, Czech Republic). Credit: NATO/Flickr.

Democracy’s enemies are gaining strength as the U.S. government disengages from the struggle. 

In his first year as U.S. president, Donald Trump has regularly praised rulers known for their antidemocratic practices.

A White House visit by a Central Asian ruler presents an opportunity for renewed U.S. leadership on democracy and human rights.

People gather to protest over high cost of living in Tehran, Iran on December 30, 2017. (Photo by Stringer/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)


Citizens have long been excluded from policymaking, and they don’t like the results.

Zimbabwe's military and its political allies hope to preserve their own positions in an authoritarian status quo.

In a new photo essay, Freedom House highlights 12 remarkable individuals who highlight that everyone can do something to fight against censorship and authoritarianism — both online and off.

Photo Credit: European Cultural Foundation

The absurd criminal charges announced last week represent an attack on the democratic values Kavala has worked to instill.