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The right-wing candidate may well win the election, but his ability to govern is far less clear.

On July 19, 2016 a Brazilian court issued a nationwide ban on the messaging app WhatsApp. 

In response to the detention in Brazil of a Facebook executive for an alleged failure to comply with a court order, Freedom House issued the following statement:

In response to the publication of a National Truth Comission report investigating human rights abuses in Brazil during the 20-year military dictatorship, Freedom House issued the following statement,. 


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Evaluation of 2008-2011 UN Human Rights Council Candidates

On May 21, 2008, the UN General Assembly will elect 15 new Human Rights Council members. Twenty countries are candidates. Freedom House and UN Watch evaluated each candidate’s suitability for election to the Human Rights Council by examining its record of human rights protection at home and its record of human rights promotion at the UN.


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