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Freedom House calls on authorities to immediately release Maria Ressa, drop all related charges filed against her and other Rappler reporters.

Robert Herman
Non-Resident Senior Democracy Fellow, f

The body’s membership will now be even less democratic than the world as a whole.

The region is a driving force behind annual declines at the global level.

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In the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and East Asia, antidemocratic forces have been on the rampage, threatening to pull the United States into new conflicts against its will. In each of these cases, the crisis has origins in authoritarian rule, and only a policy built on the promotion of democratic governance has any hope of ensuring a lasting peace.

 

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