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


The Ukraine conflict has awakened the world to the return of sheer, raw propaganda—as practiced by Goebbels and warned of by Orwell.

The Rada’s proposed law gives the National Security and Defense Council draconian and inappropriate powers to shut down and restrict media and telecommunications networks based on vague criteria and with limited oversight.

CBC's Evan Solomon speaks with David J. Kramer about economic sanctions against Russia. Click here to watch the interview.

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Gina S. Lentine is Senior Program Officer for Europe and Eurasia at Freedom House. 

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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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