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Freedom House urges formal UN Security Council discussion of the human rights situation in North Korea.

The more North Koreans learn about the realities of life outside their hermit dictatorship, the weaker the regime’s ability to control the political message.  We should do whatever necessary to give the North Korean people access to information about the real world.

Distinguished Fellow for Democracy Studies

Freedom House yesterday released its annual Freedom of the Press report. The findings paint a grim picture of the state of global media freedom, with just 14 percent of the world’s population enjoying a vibrant press with diverse views and minimal state intrusion.

On April 10, more than 200 guests filled the Hillyer Art Space for Freedom House’s Third Annual Photography and Art Auction fundraiser.

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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.

Concentrations of Inhumanity

An Analysis of the Phenomena of Repression Associated With North Korea’s Kwan-li-so Political Penal Labor Camps According to the Terms and Provisions of Article 7 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and the Parallel Provisions of Customary International Law on Crimes Against Humanity

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