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In response to a gunman’s attack on a Copenhagen café where political cartoons were being discussed and then on the city’s main synagogue, killing two people, Freedom House issued the following statement.

Issues: 
Freedom of Expression
Regions: 
Europe

Freedom House has received a $50,000 donation from the Jyllands-Posten Fond to renew its support for Freedom of the Press, Freedom House’s annual survey of media independence.

Issues: 
Freedom of Expression, Media Freedom
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia-Pacific, Eurasia, Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Americas
Lars Hvidberg
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One of the leading forces in the 2005–06 prophet Muhammad cartoon controversy, Danish Muslim activist Ahmed Akkari, now regrets his role as agitator and reveals a larger, more deliberate, and more vicious conspiracy behind the crisis than previously known.

Publication in Uganda of the names of 200 people said to be homosexual should make clear to President Yoweri Museveni and the Ugandan government that the country’s new anti-LGBTI law endangers fundamental human rights and should be repealed.

 

Issues: 
Civil Society, Freedom of Association, Human Rights Defense, LGBTI Rights, Rule of Law, U.S. Foreign Policy
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, Americas

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