Democracy during Pandemic
The coronavirus outbreak presents a range of new challenges to democracy and human rights.
The coronavirus outbreak presents a range of new challenges to democracy and human rights. Repressive regimes have responded to the pandemic in ways that serve their political interests, often at the expense of public health and basic freedoms. Even open societies face pressure to accept restrictions that may outlive the crisis and have a lasting effect on liberty.
Newsletter: Keeping Democracy Healthy in a Pandemic
To stay up to date on how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting democracy and human rights around the world, sign-up for our newsletter, entitled Keeping Democracy Healthy in a Pandemic.
Freedom on the Net 2020: The Pandemic's Digital Shadow
The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating a dramatic decline in global internet freedom, contributing to a broader crisis for democracy worldwide.
Special Report: Democracy under Lockdown
Since the coronavirus outbreak began, the condition of democracy and human rights has grown worse in 80 countries, according to the latest research from Freedom House in partnership with the polling and research firm GQR.
Principles for Protecting Civil and Political Rights During Pandemic
Freedom House calls on governments to protect civil and political rights during and after fight against the coronavirus pandemic by following these principles.
Report: Global Internet Freedom Declines in Shadow of Pandemic
October 14, 2020
NEW REPORT: Democracy under Lockdown - The Impact of COVID-19 on Global Freedom
October 2, 2020
Azerbaijan: Opposition Leader Sentenced to Years in Prison On Politically Motivated Charges
September 3, 2020
Pandemic and Persecution in Venezuela
August 31, 2020
An Effective Press Requires Gender Equality
August 19, 2020
Coronavirus shows the need for a human rights–based approach to public health crises
August 3, 2020