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

After the release of satellite images documenting the massive destruction and loss of over 2,000 lives resulting from a Boko Haram attack in north-east Nigeria, Freedom House released the following statement. 

Project Director, Ukraine

LGBTI people have become victims of an ongoing crisis within global institutions regarding the intersection of universal human rights and cultural or “traditional” values.

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.



Senior Director for Program Strategy, Development and Learning and Director for Central, East and West Africa Programs

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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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