In the following letter, Freedom House expresses its support for the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announcement of its intent to transition key Internet domain name functions to the global multistakeholder community. We share concerns that throughout this transition the Internet must continue to be an open platform for the free exercise of human rights online, and believe this move could help thwart government overreach in Internet governance, which would have devastating implications for human rights worldwide.
Solicitan muy respetuosamente a la Organización que usted preside, la instauración de una Misión de Buenos Oficios en Venezuela, concertada a través de una mesa de diálogo en la cual se llame a presidir la misma al Premio Nobel de la Paz y Ex Presidente de Costa Rica Dr. Óscar Arias Sánchez con el fin de conseguir la paz, evitar más derramamientos de sangre y lograr el restablecimiento de los derechos humanos de la ciudadanía venezolana.
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.
Ethiopia’s renewed push for admission to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) should be closely scrutinized due to the limited role Ethiopia has granted to civil society and a hostile legal environment that minimizes meaningful debate, Freedom House and Civicus World Alliance for Citizen Participation said.
In the following letter, Freedom House joins prominent rights organizations in expressing its concern at the Czech president's upcoming meeting with Uzbekistan's president Islam Karimov, given the repressive nature of Uzbekistan's government.