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Karin Karlekar, Project Director of Freedom of the Press at Freedom House, was interviewed by the Council on Foriegn Relations on the future of journalism in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks. 

Issues: 
Media Freedom
Regions: 
Europe

 Freedom House condems the horrific attack on the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, which left at least 12 dead and 20 others wounded. 

Issues: 
Civil Society, Freedom of Expression, Media Freedom
Regions: 
Europe

The world’s leading democracies have a poor record of responding to the rise of authoritarianism in their own regions, according to a Freedom House report released today.

Issues: 
Democratic Governance, Human Rights Defense, U.S. Foreign Policy
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Americas
Gigi Alford
Senior Program Officer, Internet Freedom
Liz Luckey
Senior Development Associate
Germany vs. Algeria
As World Cup soccer kicks off the first knockout stage on June 28, Freedom House takes a look at how teams stack up based on their countries’ freedom scores, as measured in Freedom House’s Freedom in the World index.

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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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