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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The Bolshoy Moskvoretsky Bridge where Nemstov was killed in central Moscow. 

On Sunday, thousands of people turned out across Russia to commemorate the third anniversary of Boris Nemtsov’s assassination.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. © Dept. of Defense photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro/Released.

Weakening internet users’ privacy to aid law enforcement would likely do more harm than good.

Mobile repair and recharging shop in a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh. 

 

Thousands of Rohingya refugees are denied internet access because Bangladesh requires mobile users to register with their national identity documents.

Anti-corruption activist Vitaliy Shabunin, August 2017. © Hromadske Radio.

Два законопроекти, підтримані Президентом Петром Порошенком, становлять собою лише частину більш широкого наступу на групи громадянського суспільства, які ведуть боротьбу з корупцією.

Anti-corruption activist Vitaliy Shabunin.

Anti-corruption activist Vitaliy Shabunin, August 2017. © Hromadske Radio

Two bills backed by President Poroshenko are part of a broader attack on civil society groups dedicated to fighting corruption.

The following countries are among those that may be approaching important turning points in their democratic trajectory, according to the latest Freedom in the World report.

China’s crackdown on popular messaging and blogging apps puts them in a difficult place

China’s crackdown on popular messaging and blogging apps puts them in a difficult place. Rebel Pepper, December 2016. © Radio Free Asia

State controls and economic pressures have stifled high-quality reporting in one of the world’s most important countries.

Tunisia’s leaders, particularly President Essebsi, have relied on self-serving political consensus that has slowed democratic reforms and exposed the gap between citizens and government.

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Photo Credit: Council of Europe. 

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.

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