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Freedom House issued the following statement in response the introduction of the Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act in the United States Congress.
More aggressive tactics by authoritarian regimes and an upsurge in terrorist attacks contributed to a disturbing decline in global freedom in 2014.
In this issue: Security clampdown in Beijing, detentions expand ahead of June 4, and foreign web services face more intense blocking.
In this issue: New guidelines on freedom of information appeals, Jailed Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti wins U.S. rights award, and search engine censorship on Baidu gets a green light from U.S. judge.
Sarah Cook is a Senior Research Analyst for China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan at Freedom House.