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The debate over swimwear in France touches on broader questions of provocation and outrage that go to the heart of what it means to live in a democratic society.

Mark P. Lagon
Distinguished Fellow for Democracy Studies

The extremist threat must be confronted, but we cannot win by abandoning our democratic values.

Excerpts from a conversation with the editor in chief and the film critic of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo

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. 


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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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