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Under the Ukraine Media Watch project ("Мережа медіа-спостерігачів" in Ukrainian), Freedom House and IMI monitor freedom of the press and speech with a special focus on the impact of developments on the electoral environment.

Together with many others in Europe and the United States concerned about events in Ukraine, Freedom House President David J. Kramer played a role in writing and gaining support for the the following open letter.
Distinguished Fellow for Democracy Studies

A quarter-century after the 1989 revolutions, freedom prevails in Central Europe, but some politicians are turning their backs on democratic values at home and new liberation struggles abroad.

Sanctions will strengthen Putin's regional clout, explains Nate Schenkkan in an op-ed for Foreign Affairs.

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Far-right Extremism as a Threat to Ukrainian Democracy

Far-right extremism represents a threat to the democratic development of Ukrainian society. The brief provides an overview of the activities and influence of the far right, differentiating between groups that express radical ideas but by and large operate within a democratic framework and extremist groups, which resort to violence to influence society.

Far-right Extremism as a Threat to Ukrainian Democracy Ukrainian Translation

Ультраправий екстремізм несе загрозу демократичному розвитку українського суспільства. У цьому тексті викладений огляд діяльності та впливу ультраправих, зважаючи на різницю між групами, що висловлюють радикальні ідеї, проте більшою чи меншою мірою діють в рамках демократичної системи, та екстремістськими групами, які вдаються до насильства для впливу на суспільство

Programs

Freedom House seeks proposals from both rising and experienced researchers based in Ukraine who are interested in writing briefs on whistleblowing, investigating journalism, and their role for democracy. 

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Freedom House works in Eurasia to protect professional and citizen journalists, to bolster activist capacity, and to support LGBTI rights activists.

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