Zimbabwe

13 million people
660 USD GNI (PPP)
Internet:
Partly Free
Press:
Not Free
Partly Free

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As the world celebrates Human Rights Day, Zimbabwe continues to disregard the basic rights of its citizens. In particular, the undersigned organizations take this opportunity to strongly condemn the government’s failure to respect and protect its citizens’ right to peacefully assemble, to express their opinions and to make peaceful demands on their government. An increasing number of citizens in Zimbabwe have been arrested and are facing prosecution for participating in peaceful protests. 

The government of Zimbabwis introducing legislation to tightly restrict access to social media and monitor private communications. 

Freedom House condemns the violence used by police in Zimbabwe's capital against a peaceful public protest.

Economic crisis has again driven citizens to the streets. But with factional strife dividing the old power structure, achieving genuine change will require a shrewd political strategy.

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Executive Vice President

Dr. Daniel Calingaert is Acting President at Freedom House.

Senior Director for Program Strategy, Development and Learning and Director for Central, East and West Africa Programs


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Change and ‘New’ Politics in Zimbabwe

Zimbabweans are showing the evidence of having been torn in all directions in the transitional period, according to a new poll sponsored by Freedom House and conducted by South African political analyst Susan Booysen and the Mass Public Opinion Institute in Harare.

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.

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