Senior Research Analyst for China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan
June 17, 2015
The prosecution of human rights attorney Pu Zhiqiang could have negative repercussions for his family, his clients and colleagues, the broader rights of Chinese citizens, and the legitimacy of the current regime.
Freedom in the World 2015 found that the main factors driving the decline were the passage and use of restrictive laws against the media and and limits on the ability of local and foreign journalists to report freely within a given country.
A majority of Americans see democracy in the U.S. as weak and getting weaker, according to a national survey released by The Democracy Project, a joint initiative of Freedom House, the George W. Bush Institute, and the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement.