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 Freedom House urges Ukraine to adopt measures that will make it a more equal, tolerant, and democratic country for all of its citizens. 

Freedom House President Mark P. Lagon received the Louis Sohn Award of the United Nations Association.

The anniversary of Ismayilova’s arrest on December 5, 2014 highlights the absence of rule of law and freedom of expression in Azerbaijan.

Freedom House would like to draw special attention today at the state of human rights in Belarus as it stands on the eve of presidential elections.

Freedom House is pleased to make a statement on the issue of propaganda and offer recommendations on how to address its harmful effects.

Freedom House Executive Vice President Daniel Calingaert makes a statment on the Global Magnitsky Act to the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission. 

At this critical juncture in determining the future of the internet, the internet governance process can and should be improved. We stress the importance of upholding and strengthening the multistakeholder approach to ensure that the internet remains open, global, secure, and resilient.

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), Freedom House, Human Rights First, Just Foreign Policy, Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED) and Reporters Without Borders call for the release of the internationally-known Bahraini photographer Ahmed Humaidan, who is to receive the National Press Club’s John Aubuchon Press Freedom Award “in absentia” in Washington, D.C. this evening. He has been held since December 29, 2012 in Bahrain.

We call on Belarus’ leaders and citizens to take decisive steps towards making Belarus an open and democratic country, where fair play is not only a motto, but the way of living – during and beyond the timeframe of the Ice Hockey World Championship.

A coalition of 14 human rights NGOs and networks strongly condemns this week’s decision by an appeal court upholding a 30-month prison sentence for Vietnamese human rights lawyer and blogger Le Quoc Quan.

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