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Equatorial Guinea

740 thousand people
15,670 USD GNI (PPP)
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Comunicado en Conjunto de ONG al gobierno del presidente Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo de Guinea Ecuatorial: Cesar de inmediato toda represión contra voces independientes, en vísperas de las elecciones presidenciales y revocar la orden del 16 de Marzo de 2016 que obliga a suspender indefinidamente todas las actividades de un grupo líder de la sociedad civil independiente.

Joint statement to the government of President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea: Immediately cease the suppression of independent voices ahead of the presidential election and reverse the March 16, 2016 order requiring a leading independent civic group to suspend operations indefinitely.

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.

More aggressive tactics by authoritarian regimes and an upsurge in terrorist attacks contributed to a disturbing decline in global freedom in 2014. 


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Worst of the Worst 2007

Sudan, North Korea and Uzbekistan are prominent among the most repressive regimes in the world, according to a report released by Freedom House.  The study, “The Worst of the Worst: The World's Most Repressive Societies 2007,” named seventeen countries with the worst records for political rights and civil liberties, and pointed to thirteen countries which have been on the list for five years or more.

Freedom in Sub-Saharan Africa 2007

Freedom House released an analysis of democracy in sub-Saharan Africa showing that the region has experienced notable increases in freedom over the past generation, although more setbacks than gains were seen in 2006.


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