Initiatives

Freedom House joins national and international press freedom organizations to call on Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to take precise, effective and immediate action to halt the violence undermining journalists’ safety in the country. 

Freedom House joins with civil society organizations to urge the UN Human Rights Council to prioritise and address through joint statements the ongoing human rights crisis in Ethiopia.

The Council of Europe’s legitimacy is at stake over Azerbaijan’s persistent non-compliance with European court judgment. 

Freedom House joins with key civil society organizations to urge Ambassador Nikki Haley to ensure that U.S. engagement with the United Nations Human Rights Council advances universal values and our nation’s interests worldwide.

On Wednesday, April 26, 2017, Freedom House Executive Vice President Daniel Calingaert testified before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe on the subject of democracy and human rights abuses in Russia. 

The undersigned groups express deep concern with the Government of Bahrain’s continued targeting of journalists, which further restricts free press and expression in the country. 

Freedom House urges President Trump to include support for fundamental freedoms on the agenda of his summit with President Xi later this week.

Freedom House analysis shows that the ability of civil society institutions to function without state restrictions has suffered a pronounced decline over this period. It is in particular the organizations that pursue politically sensitive objectives—human rights advocacy, democratic reform, or anticorruption measures—that are under threat.

The undersigned civil society organizations urge the House of Representatives to pass House Resolution 128, supporting respect for human rights and encouraging inclusive governance in Ethiopia.

The undersigned organisations condemn in the strongest possible terms today’s sentencing of Mehman Huseynov, Azerbaijani journalist and chairman of the country’s leading freedom of expression group, Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety, to two years in jail on defamation charges. He was taken into custody from the court room, without being allowed to speak in his defence.

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