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

Freedom at Issue:

Insights on the global struggle for democracy



Many governments, particularly authoritarian regimes, are attempting to impose political borders on the global internet, isolating users in repressive countries and impoverishing the web for all.



Public opinion on LGBT rights has undergone a significant shift in Europe in recent decades, but there is still substantial variation in how legal systems within EU states deal with the issue.



The following are suggested questions for Robert Francis Cekuta, the nominee for U.S. ambassador to Azerbaijan, whose confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will take place on Wednesday, September 17.



Southern Africa’s peacekeeping mechanism has proven to be quite effective at maintaining stability, most recently in Lesotho, but it has ignored the real causes of conflict and failed to hold leaders to account for their undemocratic actions.


The following are suggested questions for William V. Roebuck, the nominee for U.S. ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain, whose confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will take place on Wednesday, September 10.


The Malian government has promised a number of initiatives to provide justice and compensation to the victims of the civil conflict, but its performance to date has raised doubts about its ability to deliver.

The EU should set explicit press freedom requirements for candidate countries and enforce these more strictly during the accession process.


If Mexico’s efforts to strengthen the rule of law are to succeed, the country will need investigative journalists who feel safe enough to do their jobs.


Internet Censorship Around The World | IVPN.net

If you’re following the 2014 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul this week, you might want to refresh your memory about internet freedom around the world.

A quarter-century after the 1989 revolutions, freedom prevails in Central Europe, but some politicians are turning their backs on democratic values at home and new liberation struggles abroad.

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